|Project by RoodyJ||posted 10-24-2011 02:52 AM||1087 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
I recently became intrigued with the end grain cutting board craze. Lots of Christmas gifts now don’t need to be sought out. The boards are all made with maple, walnut, ambrosia maple, purpleheart, and cherry. Flattening the boards was done on a DeWalt 735 planer. I increased the depth of cut by about 25 thousandths each time so I would be less likely to tear out the end. Running a 1/4” round over bit before planing saved the day.
I also decided to make holders to go with each so they can be displayed on a counter rather than tucked into a cupboard. This has been a lot of fun, and I got to recognize how poorly my mental 3-d transform process works.
Most of the work is in finishing with mineral oil and beeswax. I I could sell these based on hourly cost….riches! LOL.
Thanks for all the ideas that have appeared on LJ to stimulate me.
-- Jim, Maryland