|Project by n00b||posted 01-08-2011 10:27 PM||1532 views||13 times favorited||11 comments|
My first project.
Nobody will be impressed with the complexity of my design or workmanship, but I did learn a few things while making this. It was a lesson in working wood for the pleasure of it.
I had starte a much more complicated project involving many small pieces and requiring a lot of precision. It was too ambitious for my first project, and I wasn’t getting a lot of instant gratification out of it. So I set that first project aside and whipped out this cutting board. The choice of wood was dictated by the wood I had on hand. The widths of the strips was based on the widths I had on hand. The shape of the board is deliberately asymmetrical – no measuring, no layout, no worries. I just cut out a shape I liked. I took all of the work out of woodworking. And for a first project, I think that’s the way to go!