|Project by Class1E||posted 11-29-2012 01:27 AM||1726 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my first end grain cutting board. I built it as practice for the ones I’m planning to make as Christmas. The woods are maple, cherry, and Philippine mahogany. The finish is two coats of mineral oil so far. I’m probably going to give the board another quick sanding and follow that up with more mineral oil. The edges were all rounded over by hand using sand paper; I was worried about blowing out the corners with a router and roundover bit after the issues I had flattening the board (see below).
I struggled quite a bit getting the finished board flat. I was using the router ski method, and I had to use trial and error to find a speed that my router and surface planing bit wouldn’t cause massive tearout. I finally figured it out after I lost about 1/4” of thickness on the board. It did result in a little burning at the edges.
I learned a lot in the process of making this board; I think I’m going to hang on to this one! :)