|Project by smitty22||posted 06-13-2012 04:41 AM||2126 views||12 times favorited||14 comments|
Well, here’s another, this one for a neighbor’s wife’s birthday. I still like the basic WoodWhisperer design, although this one has a few extra rows. Wood is maple, walnut, cherry, and purpleheart, finished dimensions 14” x 22” x 1 3/4 thick, and finished with mineral oil on one side and salad bowl finish on the other.
I was still puzzled why so many CBs are done with mineral oil when the SBF has done such a nice job for me on previous CBs, so decided on this board to try both in sort of an A-B test. The General Finishes SBF in this case (applied straight from the can) is to me a more pleasing look, a bit more glossy, and overall took less work to seal the wood.
Since I don’t have a drum sander, glue line cleanup was done with block plane, followed by several hours of ROS duty – started with 60 grit, finished with 320 – prior to application of the finish.
Thanks for looking… One of these days, I might run out of relatives, friends, and neighbors who want a cutting board!