|Project by ous||posted 02-20-2011 11:32 PM||1551 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I make my cutting boards differently then most people. Having worked in the plywood industry all my life I understand bonding, stress, warping and moisture that causes most of problems with bonding woods of different densities, chemical and fiber content. The cutting boards I make always have at least 3 to 5 plies depending on the thickness I desire. I always use hard maple on the backs or cutting side. The front being used solely for display. The back and other inner plies using cross layering are glued and pressed on a home made hydraulic press that will attain about 50 lbs per square in. The face being applied in separate pressing. The sides and ends are tongue and grooved in place and then left set for three days before trimming sanding and routing the edges. I realize the press is the advantage in this method and if enough people are interested I will post a picture of it with explanation.
-- Roy Montana