|Project by Kent||posted 12-22-2007 08:04 AM||1704 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Thanks to many of you fellow Lumberjocks, I have completed my first three cutting boards. The two on the left are end grain and the thin one on the right is not; it is more of a cheese tray I guess. I decided not to do it engrain since it fit better this way. These boards were made from walnut and cherry trees I hauled to my friends mill two years ago after they were cut down. The board in the middle is hickory and walnut.
The board on the left is the thickest and largest. That will remain in our kitchen but the other two are gifts.
I finished them with several applications of Mahoney’s walnut oil finish.
By the way, I have given up on running end grain boards through my planer. There is just too much effort going into the board by the time I want to “save an hour sanding”.... I may get the board to pass through two or three times, and move the dial 1/8 turn, then BOOM. board is history. Start over.
I recently purchased some hard maple and purple heart, and hope to be able to show you some more boards by new years! I might finish those with thinned salad bowl varnish to see how I like that.