|Project by dotScott||posted 01-03-2014 12:14 AM||1797 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I went a little crazy making cutting boards for Christmas gifts this year. This particular board is comprised of Black Walnut and birds-eye maple in 1 inch squares. My aunt is a MacKenzie-Childs fanatic and I thought this would be a perfect compliment to her collection. I used some of the cut-offs to create a matching stand (didn’t get a good pic of that item unfortunately). I added their last name to the checkers using my CNC machine but that is the only time the CNC touched it. I know there are a lot of CNC “haters” out there but to me it’s just another tool and used when appropriate. 99.999% of the rest of the work was done the good-ole-fashioned way. I paid particular attention to getting the checkers aligned properly.
This is one of my first cutting boards and I’ve had a ton of requests for new boards. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions for speeding the process. I’m making some bow cauls to reduce the number of clamps required as well as making a clamping rack.
Happy New Year to all!