|Project by omextreme||posted 12-26-2011 05:04 AM||2086 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
I had to try my hand at building a end grain cutting board for a family member for Christmas. I must say quite fun. I cannot wait to try out some of my own ideas for patterns. I also just had to try out the new band saw and had this air dried log chunk just sitting in the corner so I cut out a chunk and built my first box. I think i could become addicted to box building. My only regret with this first box was using crummy $5 hinges from rocker. They were definitely a poor choice. Anyone recommend a better place to get quality hinges for boxes?
The board is finished with a oil / wax premix from rocker and the box a gel stain with a water based poly hand rubbed to a semi gloss with 4/0 wool.
I think the box was some sort of maple and the cutting board is rock maple, black walnut, and Bubinga
Thanks for looking
Edited to add how the basket weave pattern is made
and to clarify, not my original design, I saw this on lumberjocks from another member.