|Project by CClark86||posted 01-25-2014 01:36 PM||1040 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
After my father passed away he left behind a small but well equipped wood shop, I started playing around with his tools and since I love cooking I wanted to try and make a cutting board for myself and my soon-to-be wife. Since I didn’t have a planer (yet) I found a mixture of kiln dried and pre-milled woods and got to cutting. They were expensive boards to learn on, but it gave me the opportunity to learn the tools for the first time. Without a planer the glue joints are not perfect and the boards came out with some waves in them but I still use the one I kept daily after three years and it has held up well.
Woods: Hard Maple, Walnut, Paduk and Cherry
I submerged the boards in mineral oil until they were saturated. They wept oil for several days but they haven’t needed any additional coats or sanding yet, going on three years.
Haven’t stopped playing around in the wood shop since!
-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.