|Project by robert triplett||posted 03-19-2012 11:46 PM||1697 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a big cutting board made of big leaf maple with some Burl clusters. I posted it in Wood and Lumber with a question of which side looks best as the top. I settled on this first view. No feet under it. The final owner can use which ever side they like, or both. It is about 25” long x 14” wide and 1 1/2” thick. It was very dry and I used about a pint of mineral oil and then mineral oil and wax. It isn’t super heavy, but is so big it is stable. The wood came from John Ormsby in Sacramento and was intended for box tops. I decided to not cut it up. A friend who has been seeing my boxes and cutting boards for a couple of years says this is the most beautiful thing I have ever made. I wouldn’t go that far, but is is eye catching for its size and the wood. I have room so I am posting a picture of two other boards. the first is Walnut, maple and Padauk. It is a wedding present for a friend’s son. The last is a small end grain board. Padauk, Maple, and Walnut. I am in cutting board mode now. A friend wants a medium size one to send to Italy as a thank you for her daughter’s host family there. California Maple and Walnut. AND I got another second grade student!
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!