|Project by danica||posted 06-14-2008 10:23 PM||1858 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
this is embarasing I know – but what can you do?
I made this cutting board last year on vacation at Kolpa river. That`s the closest I can get to a workshop where I can use loud machines and have some space…
But I didn`t know about the Woodwhisperer or Lumberjocks or other podcasts and forums. I just remembered seeing some guy on tv (ages ago) cutting a bunch of wood blocks and gluing them together.
So my father gave me a piece of old oak stair and another oak board and we planed them down and choped them up. I never bothered to make them same size or even squere for that matter. I thought you fill the holes with glue. It woud look more interesting I thought. My father just smiled and softly said that this is not the best way – but he knows better than to interfiire with my plans.
So the cutting took 1 hour. Getting the puzzle together: 2 – 3 hours. Filling all the holes with glue again and again: few days. But planing and sanding – well that`s not over yet. I still take my hand plane from time to time and go over the spots that need it most. And then oil the board all over with wallnut oil.
When I first saw WW`s way to make cutting boards I was almost insulted. It`s that easy??!! That`s not fair!
But I love my board and wouldn`t trade it for anything. I also would never make another one this way. Ever.
But I`m goning to Kolpa river again in few days… I figure I can make 8 boards in one day, haha.