|Project by jesse_jgw||posted 12-26-2013 03:46 PM||784 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My first attempt at end grain cutting boards. These are made from 8/4 maple, walnut, and cherry. I made 7 of them for Christmas gifts, one of which I gifted to myself! They turned out very nice! I used CBdesigner for my designs thanks to jayman7! I used a mass of clamps and cauls on each glue up that made final flattening fairly painless. On both glue ups, I took them to a local Amish shop that drum sanded them for me that made building these a snap. No planing just a couple trips through the drum sander and on to the next step. Final random orbit sanding was still a very long process, but they were well worth the work! For the finish, I flooded them with mineral oil 4 or 5 times and then finished them off with a couple coats of beeswax and mineral oil mixed.