|Project by WoodenSoldier||posted 04-11-2011 02:36 AM||3675 views||17 times favorited||10 comments|
Another cutting board of Spalm’s design. This one was a bit trickier than the last. At first I thought it was going so well I started thinking I could bang out a bunch of them in a few days production style. But then when I started the dry fit I realized that the tiny imperfections I couldn’t see had multiplied through the entire board.
I almost threw it out multiple times. I sanded, did partial glue-ups, created elaborate jigs for the table saw to straighten sides out and it got worse and worse of course.
I would work on it, get frustrated, and put it aside to work on something else. Finally I just decided to go ahead and finish it off and see what came out. I’m glad I did, but man was it a lot of work. So much sanding and filling in gaps with saw dust or slivers. It came out a little darker than I expected too, you can’t see the contrast between the purple heart and the walnut as much as I would like.
The triangles are purple heart, maple and walnut and the frame is sapele. I made it for a friend back in Hawaii. I’m sure he won’t judge it too harshly.
Also, does anybody know where I can get some little rubber feet to put on the bottom to keep it from sliding? Something with stainless screws maybe?
Pic 1: Board with butcher block oil
Pic 2: Board before oil was applied
Pic 3: Before the frame was added
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