|Project by n00b||posted 01-08-2011 10:34 PM||1635 views||7 times favorited||11 comments|
Having completed my first cutting board, I decided to get more fancy. The result is what you see here. I just got a router table, and I’ve never don anything with mortises, tenons, tongues, grooves, any of those things, so a cutting board seemed like a low-risk way to get started.
I learned a lot: the first time I cut that groove, I found that my glued-up boards were warped like a potato chip. The groove was a mess. So I did a new glue-up, paid attention to the orientation of the boards, and let it rest a while before routing the groove. If you could see the inside of those grooves… let’s just say, it’s novice work.
No matter. I’m learning.
One detail I’m pleased with: If you look closely you’ll see that the board is a bit thinner at the ends, so it’s raised off the table. This is intentional. It makes the surface a bit more organic, and it also makes it easier to pick the board up.