|Project by clieb91||posted 06-13-2011 04:02 AM||2422 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
Well as I mentioned in my blog last week decided to finally make a cutting board. Since a friend was having her birthday party this weekend I decided my first board would be going to her. The wine tilt was added as a bonus. The smaller board is one that I decided to make in order to test how things were going and as a finishing sample. The larger board is only about 6×4 So makes a very nice cheese board.
All are made from Maple and Cherry. The maple I milled myslef from a downed log. It has been aging for about a year in my chop and cut down pretty nicely. The cherry came from a vendor at the Woodworking Shows, I think 2 shows ago now. I finished all the pieces with just mineral oil. I can really see how some of you folks get hooked on making these things and will certainly make some more in the not to distant future.
In the first picture you can see my plans, I mentioned in my blog that I use PowerPoint to do a lot of my planning otherwise they are generally just sketches on paper. I have tried to use Sketch-Up and I am sure if I took the time to sit down and really fiddle with it I could make all kinds of cool drawings.. maybe someday, but for right now I am pretty happy with what I can get out of PowerPoint pretty quickly; for this one I even found Maple and Cherry textures to use.
Thanks all for looking. A few more bits of this project will be posted on this week’s blog. Oh and my friend lit up when she saw these. So that is the best payment I could have received.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)