|Forum topic by ArlingtonM2||posted 01-18-2016 02:33 PM||644 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-18-2016 02:33 PM
I’m making a cutting board as a wedding present and I want to inlay the bride & groom’s names.
I’ve got a guy with a CNC router who can cut the negative into the maple end grain board, and cut the positive from some cherry (or maybe walnut) which will become the inlaid letters. The inlaid letters would be about 1.25-1.5” high.
I’m a little worried about mixing end grain and face grain. I know the letters are small, but with the cutting board, I don’t want any gaps at all if the two cuts of wood move differently over time, lest food and bacteria collect.
The alternative would be to use a food safe epoxy.
So, my questions are:
1. Do you think the different cuts of woods (face grain inset to end grain) will result in gaps over time?
2. Would epoxy be a safer way to go?