|Project by Aaron McCain||posted 11-16-2012 05:33 PM||2263 views||18 times favorited||7 comments|
One of the ways that our scout group (pack/troop/team/crew) raises money is to have an annual auction of services and goods. The scouts typically donate services like yard work and try to convince their parents or adult friends to donate good and crafts. My son asked me to help him make a cutting board. I wanted to try another tightweave, so I was all game. It was fun to work together and he was amazed at how it all went together. The board is 16 inches by 12 inches (~40cm x 30cm) and consists of maple, cherry, and walnut.
The thin strip of walnut was done by cutting off a thin veneer of walnut off of a larger piece that has been surfaced. The surfaced side was then glued to the thicker piece of maple and after the glue set was run through the planer until I achieved the flat and thin detail I was going for. This allowed me to avoid working with a real thin piece of wood.
My only regret was that I didn’t get a better picture of it before it was hauled off by a lucky bidder. I took this shot with my phone. Everything went for cheap that night (the winning bidder knew that she got the board for a steal), but the boys raised over $3,000 that night so I guess it was a success.