|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 06-15-2011 08:08 PM||5868 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
A while ago I brought some cutting boards that I had made in to work. People looked at them, and I ended up getting a few orders. One order was from my boss. He asked to have a larger butcher block style cutting board made for him. He provided me the dimensions (18”x24”) and left the rest up to me.
I decided to try my hand at this design which I first saw posted right here on Lumberjocks. Thanks degoose!
I used hard maple, cherry, and walnut for this block. It is all end grain oriented up, including the purpleheart border. It is a full 1 1/2” thick. I used my usual cutting board finish on it, which is a mix of mineral oil and pure bee’s wax that I make myself.
The glue-up was the most challenging part. And while this board is not quite perfect, I think it turned out decent and my boss and his wife loved it!
Thanks for looking and commenting.
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