|Project by GeneR||posted 11-20-2013 04:20 PM||1296 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
First of sorry for the terrible photos i took them late last night on my tablet and just were not that great.
This is my first attempt at a cutting board this is 9”x7” made from purple heart maple and aromatic cedar on the edges.
I know i should have used more hardwoods not the cedar as it dents and dings with everything it touches, but looks really cool. This caused me to resand like 5 times and it almost became a stack of really pretty toothpicks. :-)
It is glued up with titebond 3 for its water resistance and clamped for a good 24 hours. Then i hand planed the glue off and brought it down to where it would sit flat on the planer bed. Next i ran it through my planer and receive the enormous amount of sniping that the dewalts usually give you, so back to a smoothing plane to take out the snipe hump. I then used a cabinet scraper to get out any tool mark then saned to 400grit and i ran a chamfer bit around the edge, the finish is just mineral oil that i put on heavy an let it sit for about 10 minutes to soak in then wiped off the excess.
It is simple but i think it will make a nice christmas gift.
All comments welcome as always.
-- Failure is always an option. :-)