|Project by Sandra||posted 07-15-2013 10:04 PM||3610 views||6 times favorited||24 comments|
This is my second cutting board using the plans from the Wood Whisperer. I changed some of the dimensions this time and ended up with a smaller board 11 1/2 ” square by 1 ” thick. Wood is hickory and walnut. Finish is Danish oil.
While making my first cutting board, I struggled with glue-up, so this time I built a simple jig out of melamine scraps I had in my bin. The jig is fastened to three off cuts of a 2×4, keeping the whole thing high enough off my bench so that I can put clamps underneath. I used cauls to keep the board flat, and found this glue up much easier.
There may be more cutting boards in my future, but I think I feel confident enough to try my own pattern.
Last year at this time I didn’t even know what end grain was. Thanks Lumberjocks!
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.