|Project by fladdy||posted 12-13-2012 12:43 PM||1061 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
After making my first smaller cutting board for my wife. I decided to make more for family Christmas presents, but these would be end grain cutting boards. I don’t know if anyone needs or wants a cutting board, but too bad. The one on the right was the first end grain cutting board in this series. I stole the idea of the handle from a fellow LJ on here. The second one I made is in the middle, and the last one is the checkerboard. The last one is the thinnest at just over 1” thick and the first one is a little over 1 1/4” They are all finished with mineral oil and made of hard maple and padauk.
I do have a few questions for other LJ’s. I’m having trouble with the final glue up in getting the top and bottom relatively even and smooth. I am using a jig as seen by other LJ’s, made of 3/4” melanine and a right angle formed by some hard maple and using a caul on the top. I’m wondering if my table saw is out of square or if by using my mitre saw, I’m not getting 90 degree cuts on each piece. I am able to bind the miter gauge slightly on the table saw. Any tips from other LJ’s would be great. I’ve spent hours sanding to get the tops and bottoms smooth. Maybe I need a drum sander.