|Project by 7Footer||posted 03-05-2013 12:33 AM||1311 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
So this was my first attempt at and end grain cutting board, I didn’t cut my initial stock thick enough then after gluing, cutting again and turning them onto their end grain I got them all set up to glue and when I clamped them together it exploded like a balloon full of wood strips. So I made a small cheese board type thing with the larger pieces that didn’t break apart, and then with the remaining scraps I made a little dish, really it’s a perfect size for a soap dish, but my wife has been asking me for a little bowl to put her wedding ring in when she is washing dishes, so there it is, its a ‘place-your-valuables-here-while-using-sink’ dish! I am having a hell of a time with these end-grain boards though, I guess I just need more practice, and patience.
They are made with black walnut and mahogany, the dish is finished with shellac, and the board with Howard’s oil and conditioner.
I am not good at end grain, I have a copule other ones I’m working on, but still don’t hold a candle to many of the EGCB’s I see on here, but it makes me want to try harder! I think I need to pay closer attention to making sure the surface is totally flat after my first glue-up and sanding.