|Project by mlindegarde||posted 12-30-2011 09:11 PM||1327 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
It seemed like the cool thing to do this holiday season… that and my step-father actually asked for a butcher block style cutting board. I don’t think I’ll be doing this again until I’ve got a better method to level the surface than a random orbit sander.
The wood is Purple Heart and Hard Maple. I used a 1/8’’ round over bit to smooth the edges and finished it with the salad bowl finish mixture described by the Wood Whisperer. All-in-all I think it turned out pretty well.
As a side note, I decided to try out my new Bosh Colt router with this project. I had a nice smooth round over on my test piece but ended up with some beading on the cutting board. A quickly realized that the bit was not properly aligned. I also had trouble with adjusting the depth of the bit. I quickly returned that thing and I think I’ll be moving on to the DeWalt model.