|Project by Jofa||posted 09-30-2013 02:38 PM||1003 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I recently broke down a shipping case from a lawn tractor and found that the vertical pieces were made of maple. Made sure the markings on the crate were heat treated.
The maple pieces were very rough cut so I did my best trying to make everything even and smooth using my table saw. Did gradual cuts on the wide parts until I got a pretty flat surface. Knocked off the edges as well and I was pretty happy with the results. Free maple!!! :)
So I had these pieces and didn’t really know what to do with them so when in doubt… cutting board.
Sandwiched some santos mahogany scraps that I had from another project. Once I got everything glued up I hit the surface with my new Chicago (HF) electric 3 1/2” planer and got the surface pretty even. (review on that item soon).
Sanded down to 600 grit and finished it with olive oil. Let it sit and wiped off any excess.
We will be using this board for cutting lemons. Our family drinks a lot of lemon water and having this board readily available will be cool. Sure looks better than those white plastic boards we have.
Thanks for looking! This was a fun, easy project.
-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.