|Forum topic by Scott Gilroy||posted 01-29-2011 10:30 PM||1742 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-29-2011 10:30 PM
I mad a few end grain cutting boards for Christmas this year. The came out looking pretty good, but have noticed that the different species have changed due to environmental conditions at different rates, i.e. one species stands proud of the other. I don’t have a drum sander (YET), so I originally surfaced the boards using belt sander and ROS. Seemed to work pretty good. Now I notice the thickness variations in the different species. I may not have let all the woods acclimate long enough in the shop prior to producing the boards, so that could be part of the problem, or is it just due to the different species and their various shrinkage rates?
So, my main question is: should I just resurface them again or will the unevenmess reappear quickly again? or should I wait even longer to let the woods acclimate to their new homes and then resurface? Boards are refinished with mineral oil and wood combinations are: END GRAINS= MAPLE & PURPLEHEART, PADAUK & PH, FACE AND OR ENGE GRAIN = KOA & GABOON EBONY, CURLY MAPLE, PADAUK, WALNUT & CHERRY
Thanks in advance for the help (and thanks to all you boarders out their for the inspiration!!)