|Project by Tanner Lovelace||posted 01-02-2011 06:44 AM||8153 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This is an end grain cutting board I made using redheart, bubinga, and tiger wood. The redheart was great to work with, the bubinga wasn’t bad, but the tiger wood was an absolute nightmare as it tended to shatter rather than plane or join. The board was inspired by a podcast I saw from The Wood Whisperer but his only had two types of wood.
I actually made two of these. One of them I gave as a birthday present to a friend of mine who recently left her computer tech job to go to culinary school. The other I gave to my Mom for Christmas. The latter is why even though I finished this project back in August, I didn’t post anything about it until after Christmas! (My mom is fairly tech savvy and it would have spoiled her present seeing it online.)
Anyway, I’m fairly pleased with how it came out. I finished it like the Wood Whisperer podcast suggested. I used a mix of a wiping varnish and mineral spirits and apply it until the wood stops absorbing it, not trying to build a finish but rather just to seal off moisture. I’m fairly pleased with the results.