|Project by Jonathan||posted 12-30-2011 12:37 AM||3400 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I realized I had not yet made an edge grain cutting board and decided to do so for a coworker as a holiday gift.
Wood: 8/4-Hard Maple (5-1/32” wide per section of 3-boards, 6-pieces total) and 4/4-Black Walnut (11/16” per piece), all edge grain.
Glue: Titebond III.
Weight of Board: 5.6-pounds.
Finish: Numerous coats of mineral oil, followed by 2-applications of George’s Club House Wax (mostly beeswax with mineral oil mixed-in).
Feet: These come in an 8-pack at Ace Hardware. They are plastic and have the rubber on the very bottom that prevents the board from sliding around. I also swapped out the stock screws for stainless steel screws to avoid rusting issues.
Dimensions: 16”-Long, by 12-1/4”-Wide, by 1-1/2”-Thick. Feet add another 1/4” to the overall height, so the cutting surface is 1-3/4” above countertop height.
Beveled Edge: cut on tablesaw at 40-degree angle.
Edges: All rounded over by hand.
Sanded: Started with 100-grit on the drum sander after pulling off the clamps and scraping off some of the squeeze-out, then moved through 120-150-180-220 grits by hand.
Not the best pictures, as I finished this at work, then snapped a few hurried, under-lit photos before giving it to my co-worker.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."