|Project by Szczuldo||posted 11-20-2010 08:04 PM||1635 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
After getting my first real saw, the Grizzly G0715P, I wanted a project to get used to the saw. I figured a cutting board will be a fairly good project, not to mention it’ll give me some practice with my glueups. Sadly I don’t have a picture of the initial glue-up, it looked quite ugly and after I planed it down everyone I live with was shocked at how nice it was looking.
In the end, not everything lined up perfectly, but I was using oak flooring and many small pieces at that so I’m not entirely surprised. Overall though I am very pleased with how it turned out. I decided to keep the edges un-rounded to go with the rest of the straight lines on the board. There are 5 pieces that are darker than the rest, I’m not entirely sure why, some of them were burned from the crosscuts but figured the belt sander took care of most of that.
So i made this board for myself, but as it turns out today is my girlfriends aunt’s birthday. Her husband enjoys working with wood and she’s an amazing cook. She already has a butcher-block island but I did not have a gift for her. So before I even got a chance to use it it’s already gone. Gives me an excuse to make another.
I have a short blog about this piece for those who want to read more and see more pictures.
The woods used were oak and walnut. 4th picture is pre mineral oil finish. Since this was my first cutting board I figured I’d keep the finish simple. Next time I might try adding some bees wax to the mix.