|Forum topic by Kent||posted 11-26-2007 06:48 AM||1513 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
11-26-2007 06:48 AM
My name is Kent. I am new to the forum. Been working with wood for a few years now. I am designing my first end-grain cutting board, and was hoping to get some feedback from the group concerning my proposed design.
I have in the shop the following species with their thickness:
2 1/2 ” walnut
I am wondering what your thoughts are about using different thicknesses in the same cutting board and any general feedback on my design.
My plan is to make the board at least 2 inches thick and about 20” x 16”.
I was thinking about using the 2 1/2 ” thick walnut for most of the board with cherry accent as the boarder (which would end up probably 3/4”. Do you think it would look good with padduck in there too somewhere? Perhaps a cris cross in the middle of the board or perhaps do the cris cross with cherry?
Any feedback conerning my design would be most appreciated.
Do I need to be concerned for any reason by using different thicknesses in the original boards, or using padduck, which is a naturally very oilly wood?
Are there any drawings or plans for end grain cutting boards that might help me?
One more thing, I don’t have a jig for cross cutting on the table saw. I have read that this job is hard to do without it. I may need a hint on how to make the proper jig to cross cut accuaretly. I aplogize for asking so many questions…..
Thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing your commments so I can get started!