|Project by woodsmithshop||posted 10-12-2011 03:51 AM||1815 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I was visiting my wife’s family last weekend, while there our niece was using of all things, a “PLASTIC” cutting board, I decided she needed an upgrade badly, so after getting home, I was trying to think of a design for her new cutting board, I came across a plan for a fishing net in Woodsmith Weekend Woodworking book, I got the bright idea of using this method to make a cutting board with bent lamination border around it, the idea may or not be original, but I have not seen one like it,this board is smaller than the plans called for, I did not feel the need to make one as big as what they did. I made the board separately, then made the jig for the lamination, then made the lamination separately, I used titebond lll for the board and lamination, then used the lamination to trace its’ shape onto the board then cut it out on the bandsaw, then trimmed with a router using the jig for a template, next was glueing the lamination to the board, I used gorilla poly glue, hoping for more open time and easier cleanup, the board itself is not an unusual design, mostly because if I screwed up I didn’t want it to be too big of a loss, the glue up went pretty easy, my next one I will cut out the board then laminate directly to the board, I think that may work out better. as you can see in the photos I used Watco butcher block oil.
I think it turned out pretty decent, and I intend to make more like it. made from walnut, cherry, and maple, with 9- 1/16” thick strips for the border.
now you know why I call it a fishing net cutting board.
thanks for looking