|Project by USCJeff||posted 05-02-2008 05:36 AM||1326 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Sorry about the photo. I forgot to take a finished shot before giving it away to my Mother-In-Law. After making a ton of similar boards since last Christmas, I’ve benefitted from using makeshift “drying racks” as pictured. I can finish both sides since the brads really don’t leave much evidence that can’t be erased.
Anyways, this board will not be used for cutting. She had wanted one like one that my wife has to use as a trivet. She requested light woods, so I went with the Cherry and Hard Maple combo pictured. The finish is several coats of a gel varnish from General Finish. I hadn’t used it prior, but I’m a fan thus far. Wipe on, Wipe off. Smells a much better while applying and curing than most oil products as well (probably just as toxic, so maybe that’s not a good thing).
-- Jeff, South Carolina