|Project by jmartel||posted 03-20-2014 12:57 AM||1052 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Made this for a friend who wanted a larger board for his wife. It measures 15”x20”x2” thick and is made out of African Mahogany with quilted maple inlays from a board I found at Home Depot in their reject bin for $6.
Won’t bore everyone with the standard way of making end grain cutting boards, but for the inlay you do the following:
Trace the letters with a knife where you want them to go, remove waste with a router, chisel the corners square, pound the letter in with some glue and a BFH (Big effing hammer), sand it all flush. Need to make sure you don’t have any interferences before pounding the letters in or it will split your work/break the letters and ruin everything.
Finish is loading it up with mineral oil till it won’t take anymore, and then rubbing beeswax on top and buffing it out. Entire thing was sanded to 220 first.
-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.