|Project by vakman||posted 11-12-2012 08:47 PM||1140 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Another gift for my lover. This was a pretty quick and simple project, a 7”x10” pine cutting board/serving board. Cheese and crackers, peanut butter sandwich, etc. It’s my first cutting board.
The medallion is a 1” dia. poplar dowel stained with my blood (my 1/2” bench chisel is deeply attracted to my left thumb). The color is, well, bloody…a rich dark red/purple, though I imagine it will lose its ruddy hue and darken up over time. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen blood used intentionally as a stain, other than in a film titled “The Red Violin”. Worth experimenting with animal blood on larger projects I think. Dry end-grain drinks it like a vampire.
The 1/2” wide leather strap is cut down to 3/8” wide, and is glued into a 3/8” by 1/4” mortise in the dowel. Should hold up well, leather takes on wood glue really well.
Finished with beeswax.
For the general aesthetic, I must give credit to the creator of these:
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