|Project by Will Stokes||posted 12-26-2010 03:54 PM||2125 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Now that Christmas has passed I can safely start posting holiday presents. Here is the first of several, a pair of walnut and cherry end grain cutting boards for my mother in law. They’re fairly big, 1” thick, and loosely follow TWW’s approach (I like to add a thin strip along the sides). Instead of using mineral oil and bees wax I tried a 50/50 mix of Generals Salad Bowl Finish and mineral spirits (3 coats), then a non-dilluted final layer that sat more on the top. I think I’ll skip that last coat in the future. I added rubber feet to one side so it sits above the counter top and thus avoids standing water. I banged these out a week before Christmas over my final weekend at home (you can still smell the finish a little) so I’m pretty happy to have gotten them done in time.