|Project by Mark||posted 09-11-2011 12:56 AM||1622 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I followed the instructions (mostly) on www.thewoodwhisperer.com to make this end grain cutting board. I made so many mistakes – and enjoyed every one of them! Somehow I was able to work around them. Like, my checkered pattern ended up not being exactly checkered because I didn’t cut the widths the same… but the pattern turned out interesting. I burned the wood – and ended up getting a new blade for my table saw (Forrest WW II) that made things a WHOLE lot better.
I learned how to use the router properly after my first set of rounded edges ended up creating the groove on the bottom of the board. Again, not what I was going for, but ended up looking nice. I used a block plane for the first time… and got some tear out at the ends of the wood… so I had to do some digging to find out what I was doing wrong.
But – favorite part is I used my table saw for the first time on this project (a barely used BT3100 I got off a co-worker for $100). All in all – a fun project – and leaves me wanting to start my next project and buy more tools and learn how to use them properly!