|Project by Trackman||posted 02-13-2012 12:47 AM||1415 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Before Christmas I had cut and glued several end grain cutting boards, that is, until my new Delta drum sander fell apart. I was finished with five of the seven and the others had to wait. I was able to get the parts right away, but there’s no authorized warranty service within 150 miles of my home.
I finally got around to taking it apart and fixing it myself and went to work on finishing the remaining two boards for a lady at work. She wanted to buy them, but I feel funny about charging for my work (I want it to be a hobby not a job) so we cut a deal, she would buy me good piece of 6/4 cherry or walnut and I would give her the boards.
These two are made from cherry, walnut and hard maple. They measure 11” X 16”.
I cut the end profile at the band saw then made myself an arched template so I could profile router the ends. After the ends were done I then put a 1/8 and 1/4 round-over profile on the edges at my router table. I’ve sanded to 600 grit and finished the two boards with mineral oil and Renaissance wax. The Renaissance wax is really great stuff, it almost gives it a mirror-like quality.
-- Trackman, Washington