|Project by lumberjoe||posted 04-29-2013 10:27 PM||8209 views||30 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a maple cutting board with a flowing walnut and boodwood stripe. I saw a write up in the latest issue of FWW and had to give it a shot. The end result here is kind of mediocre, but the process was awesome and I am off to make another.
After a basic glue up, I made a template out of MDF with the curve pattern I wanted. The strips are 1/4” wide, so I routed them out with a 1/4” bit.
Rather than route all the way thought the 1 1/4” hard maple. I routed about 3/8” deep. From there I went over to the band saw and cut right down the middle of my routed channel.
That left me with a recess on each piece just large enough for the bearing on my flush trim bit to ride in. After cleaning the waste with the flush trim bit, I put the strips in, clamped, glued, and did it all over.
All in all it was a lot of fun, and a great router skill builder. I did clean up the strips with a hand plane after the glue ups though instead of the router as suggested in the article.