|Project by lumberjoe||posted 08-10-2013 05:05 PM||3021 views||21 times favorited||20 comments|
My new position at work has me putting in obscene hours and traveling a lot. Shop time has been a premium for me this summer. This has worked out well for my wife though. She is more at home in the garage than I am and has been killing it with her boards and turnings. I’m trying to get her into more complicated stuff as she definitely has quite a talent for this.
I really like making this style of cutting board. This one is cherry, maple, walnut with intersecting maple and bloodwood stripes. After planing, the maple had some deep mineral streaking which I decided to feature instead of cut off.
This was sanded to 600 grit with the new Bosch OS50VC half sheet sander. That sander is simply amazing. I’ll never finish with an ROS again. After sanding it gets the usual soaking in mineral oil, then a mineral oil/wax mix.
I’ve posted this before, but if anyone is curious as to how this is made,I made a walk through for one of the earlier ones.