|Project by bubba1772||posted 03-09-2012 07:51 AM||2642 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I’m pretty sure there is a law somewhere that says all woodworkers must complete one of these cutting boards so I thought I’d better get it done! I was a fun but difficult project for me due to my current tools in the workshop. I do not have a table saw, jointer or a planer, so I had to rip 8/4 boards with my tiny 10” bandsaw with its rickety table and a piece of wood clamped to the table for a rip fence. Thankfully I work in a machine shop so whenever I needed to plane anything I took it to work and used a CNC mill to “plane” it flat with a facemill.
I am a little bit disappointed in how the colors turned out, I flooded it with mineral oil and Howards butcher block conditioner as soon as I finished and now I’m wondering if I should have waited a few days for the purpleheart to oxidize and turn purple. Now I’m wondering if it will end up turning more purple or not. I notice in these pictures it does have a dark purple tint but it must be because of the flash, in person it looks more like walnut. Also the oil turned the maple quite dark, it was a really nice almost white to start. Oh well, maybe some more time will change the colors. The leftovers that did not get any oil are now a beautiful purple color. I will get the hang of this eventually. It still works great!
-- I work with metal for money, and wood for fun...