|Project by Jonathan||posted 12-01-2011 08:35 PM||3060 views||5 times favorited||18 comments|
This board was started quite some time ago, but I just finished it 2-days ago. It is a Christmas gift for my in-laws. I used the 2-extra feet in the middle for extra strength.
Wood Species: Walnut, Hard Maple, Quartersawn Cherry
Glue: Titebond III
Weight: 9-pounds, 13-ounces
Dimensions: 20-7/16” (length) x 13-13/16” (width) x 1-19/32” (thickness)
Feet add 11/32” to the height, so the cutting surface sits 1-15/16” above the counter. I also swapped out the screws that came with the feet for stainless steel screws to avoid any rusting issues.
Finish: 3-coats General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish, thinned 50% with mineral spirits, then lightly sanded with 600-grit wet/dry paper, topped with 1-more coat of thinned SBF, then allowed to cure for 4+days before applying 2-coats of George’s Club House Wax (mostly beeswax, with a little mineral oil blended in). The feet were attached after waxing.
I really like the way this board turned out, especially the stripes within the walnut adding the contrast that it does. I also like the cove that runs all the way across the ends, acting as a continuous handle.
I also have more construction details here, along with some in-progress photos.
I apologize for the mediocre photos of this board. I had to try and adjust the contrast and brightness of the images a bit. It definitely looks better in-person, and is super-smooth.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."