|Project by Dan||posted 12-13-2010 06:20 PM||2050 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Nothing real crazy here in terms of design but here is my first cutting board. Made from Redwood, Maple, Cherry, and Mahogany and finished with a natural mineral oil. This project also turned out to be good practice for hand planing. NO sanding was done on this board. I was able to get an ultra smooth and flat surface all with my Stanley 220 block plane. I tried 3 other planes before the block plane and they all failed. I thought I had all the grain going same direction but maybe I didn’t. The bevel down planes I tried using were useless on the edge grain board but the bevel up block plane had no problem at all planing the board no matter what direction I went. I did spend some time sharpening the blade and adding a secondary bevel of 31 degrees but the results were well worth it. I am now tempted to buy a larger bevel up bench plane as it would have been much easier use rather then the small block plane.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"