|Project by HorstPeter||posted 11-16-2010 01:52 AM||1614 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Guess I have my obligatory cutting board post now too. It’s made from oak, walnut and maple with wenge veneer as accents in between to add some contrast. I beveled the backside so it seems a bit like it is floating, a look which turned out quite to my liking I have to admit.
It is 26×55cm (about 10×22 inches) and the surface is finished with my trusty Veritas low angle block plane and then had some coconut oil applied. I’m still amazed how nice and smooth a carefully planed surface is. Before I started to get more serious with woodworking, I thought a nicely sanded wooden surface was feeling good. Then I got my Planer and thought “wow, these planed surfaces look really good and shiny, apart from the millmarks”. But then I bought the block plane and was blown away by how shiny and alive the wood got with a few quick and easy strokes. In addition you don’t have to worry about raising any fibres or a horrible lot of dust either. Just thought I’d write out this little bit of appreciation for my handplane, as the project itself isn’t anything much to write about.