|Project by KnotCurser||posted 10-31-2013 02:44 PM||3146 views||22 times favorited||25 comments|
I was getting sick of dragging out my large cutting board every time I baked and sliced bread, so I decided that I needed a bread board.
I also wanted to try one of these styles ever since I’ve seen others showing them off on LJ’s, so…........
Here’s my addition to the 3D Cutting Board Club. :-)
Started cutting and gluing about a week ago. The pieces were around 1/2” thick, so I glued them on to a solid board for some better thickness and structure – that’s pic 5, by the way.
The three woods used are walnut, cherry and white oak.
You have to be REALLY careful to get the orientation of each piece correct – I think I made three mistakes, but I doubt anyone but myself notices. At least I hope that’s the case. ;-)
When all was said and done, I had 355 pieces – after trimming the edges to where everything looked balanced I was down to 342.
As soon as the oil went on and all the grain “popped”, I was really surprised at how nice this wound up!
The dimensions are around 15×9 inches and just a tad over 3/4” thick. A really good size for a loaf of bread to rest on.
I have gained a TON of respect for those who make bunches of this style to sell, etc….
PS: I was asked to post an “upside-down” view of the board – that’s pic 6
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