|Project by Andy||posted 07-22-2011 04:47 PM||2836 views||19 times favorited||25 comments|
Just a few serving or cutting boards to give away.
I was rushed this morning and had little time for writing any details, so here goes.
1-The first board is from a solid Bamboo panel that I resawed and added some thin strips of maple and purpleheart. Then I took forstener bits and drilled in about 3/8” and inserted some plugs in 3/8 and 5/8 width.
The plugs are wenge,maple, purpleheart and bloodwood.
2- 3- the second and third boards are the style we use most often for cheese, tomatos etc..The first one is walnut and the second one is myrtlewood, both have an inlay of bloodwood and wenge.
4- The last one is cherry with a kind of zig-zag inlay strip of alternating purpleheart and maple. The stripes are walnut, mahogany, maple and purpleheart. I just bent a thin strip of maple to get the shape on the ends. The finger hole is more for a design element than anything and on this one I simply bored the 1 3/4” hole and ripped the board in two through that section, in effect removing one side of the hole and then sandwiched athe maple strip between the two halves, just to be different.
I just make these up as I get the urge and draw them to suit the function as well as ethetics. They are a great way for me to get into the shop before work in the morning, about 5:30, rip some strips of scraps of varying width and laminate with a contrasting wood, unclamp and plane when I get home, punch some holes and plug them with what looks good, sand and oil…pretty nice way to spend a few hours.
I use a food grade oil and recoat as needed.
These make nice hostess gifts when we are invited for dinner, etc…
There are people that still prefer plastic boards (after all the misinformation about wood harboring bacteria), and I avoid the subject if possible, but offer that these work great for a serving tray too.
-- If I can do it, so can you.