|Project by QuarterHoarder||posted 10-14-2013 10:17 AM||588 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Alrighty this is my first post but I assure you I’ve done more than this in the wood shop. This is an end grain cutting board I did for a friend that consists of walnut, soft maple and cherry. Now that I’ve done 2 end grain cutting boards I feel I can check the box and move on. I must say I love the straight forward approach to and the simplicity of making one of these but on that note glueing is not my strong suit. No matter how many dry runs I do I have to lie to my girlfriend and blame the dog for the mess. But I digress. I tackled this by not planning and just seeing what came of it. The cherry strip in the middle was an on the spot correction when I realized the board would not be very big and I think it’s better for it. This cutting board was going to be just a hair bigger but the sandpaper on my disc sander decided to start peeling away when I was sanding opposing bevels. The sandpaper acted like a cutting disc and I felt it when it happened and yet it took me two more times of gouging the board to realize what in the heck I was doing. Amateur hour apparently. You can see a gouge on the photo with my hand. So I cut my losses and walked away for a night. I wanted to keep the view of the walnut/soft maple transition so what I did was just make the bevel a bit broader. This took care of the gouge and you can still see the transition. Now I’m not practiced on the router one bit. Something I hope to change this year and the board isn’t very big so the option of a little bleeder drain around the perimeter wasn’t in the cards. So instead I took a convex scraper and focused it in the center and from corner to corner. Thus creating an ever so shallow bowl effect to pool the blood of genetically-modified-corn-fed American beef in the center. Thanks for any critiques and I hope you enjoy my wood shop follies.(there’ll be more to follow) one last note. I know it’s not real book matching but it’s pretty much the same method I used so the stains from the soft maple are symmetrical on the board.
AND no matter how I rotate the image this thing keeps showing up upside down!
-- Recess. is over. GET BACK TO WORK!