|Project by pneufab||posted 12-25-2011 10:05 PM||2606 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I decided to try my first end-grain cutting board as a Christmas present for my wife (this seems to be a theme for most of my projects!)
It is hard maple and purple heart. The purple heart arrived very brown. It is currently sitting outside in the sun to try and purple it up some more.
She likes nice even stripes, but after the initial glue up, cutting and flipping to the end grain, the thought of re-gluing and keeping the lines perfect was too intimidating to me. I decided to go a bit random, although I think three or more species would have worked better for a random board. Next one maybe I will have the guts to try a straight line, end grain board. Finished with salad bowl finish.
Thanks for looking.