|Project by Andrew||posted 04-23-2012 11:14 PM||5013 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Latest edge-grain cutting board. Made mostly of quarter-sawn Sapele, with walnut stripes and maple accents.
This is my first time working with sapele – it is unbelievable, the pictures don’t do it justice. It shines before the finish even goes on. I did research it and find no evidence it is toxic, so despite being a foreign wood (Africa) it seems perfectly safe for cutting board use.
This board is fairly large – 11.75” x 19” x 1.5”. I really need to work on getting some hand-holds into my boards, hopefully when I get my router table built I will use a box core bit (Thanks degoose for the suggestion) and route grooves into the side to do it.
Thanks for looking.
-- Andrew - Albany. NY