|Project by CharlesA||posted 06-25-2013 02:39 PM||1705 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This is the first project I’ve posted. It’s not nearly as sophisticated as most of what is posted here.
I saw a bookmatched grain cutting board so I decided to try one myself out of maple and cherry. It was a lot quicker to make than an edge grain, but won’t be as durable. Kind of a fun project and pretty quick to make.
The darker contrast opened up when I split the piece of Maple—uniformly light color on the outside. If I had better technique, the two halves would matched more closely—maybe next time. The Cherry has darkened a good bit over the last week.
I just added a pic that shows what the wood looks like now.
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson