|Project by prospector45||posted 09-19-2013 07:35 AM||1425 views||15 times favorited||10 comments|
I started making boards for more entertainment use than cutting. The boards are 3/4-1” thick, rounded edges, finished with mineral oil/beeswax. The lighter weight and rounded edges make the board easier to use when serving cheeses, bread or use as a hot plate. The stands allow the board to become “wall art” when not in use. The final step of squaring each board provides a residual piece that I then use to create bookmarks, 3/32” thick, finished with Watco Natural and then buffed. A leather tassel is added.
The walnut, cherry, maple, hickory, ash and oak are UpCycled from the dumpster of a local Amish furniture manufacturer. The exotics are purchased from a local supplier and used mainly as highlights.
-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster