|Project by doakster||posted 12-15-2013 03:24 AM||10644 views||42 times favorited||16 comments|
This is my second cutting board. I made this for my sister for Christmas.
I wish I could take credit for the design, but I have to give credit to Tomw here on LJ. His project was the inspiration for mine.
The board measures 11.5” X 11.5” X1.5”. The “knot” is purpleheart with a maple outline. The rest of the wood is cherry. I sanded it to 400 grit and finished it with mineral oil. The second picture is just before I oiled it.
I assembled the “knot” in quarters, then into halves, then glued the halves together. At this point, I made a mistake and aligned them wrong, as seen below.
So, I had to rip it along the center line. The maple lines are only 1/8 wide, so there was no room for error. Thankfully, I was able to rip it right along the line, then sanded the edge flat on a board with sand paper glued to it. Then I glued it back together with a new piece of maple in the middle.
You can never have enough clamps.
I’m currently working on a 3d tumbling block style board for my mother. I’ll post it when I’m done.
-- If it ain't broke, you're not trying. - Red Green