|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 04-10-2013 06:59 PM||849 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-10-2013 06:59 PM
I made several cutting boards for Christmas presents for our kids. They were made from mostly maple but some had strips of walnut to give the board a different look.
You can see from the pic all I did was rip the maple and walnut pieces, then glue them together. I guess that is edge gluing.
I have a piece of 8/4 maple – basically 1 5/8×8 x 6 feet in length. I also have a few walnut boards that are 3/4” x 6” x 4 feet in length.
Now for the questions…
If I rip some of the maple into 1 1/2 or 2 inch widths, will it be wrong to insert some of the 3/4 inch pieces of walnut. Obviously, I will have to rotate the walnut 90 degrees onto its edge. So, the maple is original orientation and the walnut strips are on edge.
Is that doable or not? I have no idea how the outcome would be under use in the kitchen.
The bottom line is I would like to wind up with a cutting board that is about 1 1/2 inches thick and maybe just shy of 23 inches long by 12 inches wide (to fit through my planer). I don’t even want to attempt end grain just yet. :-)
Your thoughts appreciated.
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