|Project by Paul Pomerleau||posted 12-27-2011 11:22 PM||1541 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Finally… After a year of woodworking, I made my first end-grain cutting board.
I used some walnut, maple and oak that I had in the shop.
I had to build a table saw sled to ensure perfect cuts and sanded it on my home made v-drum sander.
I started with 80 grit, then 150 and ended with 320.
I was blown away at the texture of the wood after using the 320 grit on the drum sander.
I have never felt wood so smooth before. I was very impressed.
I had to build a little jig to route out the finger handles and also had to buy a mouse sander to to get into the handle area.
It didn’t turn out to be the size I wanted.
I wanted 10” x 15” but had to settle with 10” x 10”.
I’ve learned a bit more now on how to measure these things, and also I was winging the cutouts and had no idea about the finished pattern outcome.
It is finished with a few coatings of mineral oil.
My next one will be better.
Now that I got the tools and jigs, they should be coming out of the shop faster.
Once again, I could not have done this without the full support of this incredible site and all of you.
Thanks again to everyone.
-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada