|Project by lumberjoe||posted 07-30-2012 07:32 PM||1747 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
For some time, my wife was wanted me to make cutting boards. This weekend we got some done. I have never made a cutting board before. It wasn’t as easy as I thought, and I didn’t think it was easy at all. I am very pleased at how they turned out.
The large board is 10 1/2” x 16” and 1 1/4” thick
Hard Maple (the hardest I have ever cut)
The Smaller boards are 8 1/2” x 14” and 1 1/4” thick
Soft Spalted Maple
Finish on all is General Finishes Butcher Block Oil
Not only did my wife allow me to spend almost all weekend out in the shop, she was right there with me for most of it. All of the arrangement is her idea. I did the jointing, routing, cutting, and a lot of the sanding. She did the arrangement, some of the planing, and the sanding on the big one. She also did a lot of the glue up and clamping.
These were a LOT of fun to make and fairly challenging. I’m impressed with how well she handled her tasks. With a little guidance and suggestions, she was gluing and clamping like a pro. She also did a great job with the planer after gluing up. She also applied the finish. That was her favorite part. I have a feeling there are many more to come. We made a few more and I have an end grain one gluing up now.
It was a really fun weekend, we work well together, and I love her design and layout.