This is my first attempt at a cutting board. I am pretty happy with how it turned out considering how it was made. I don’t have a miter sled for my table saw so I clamped a long board to a miter gauge and used that. Two problems that I was hoping I could get some ideas for… First is that due to grains in several directions I was never able to remove all the scratches (don’t own a random orbital sander). Second is the board is not perfectly flat (maybe uncontrolled belt sanding?). Quick background on me…I am a framing carpenter getting into woodwork with framing and trim carpentry tools. Thanks for looking.