|Forum topic by Chris||posted 06-27-2014 06:24 PM||799 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-27-2014 06:24 PM
I am new to wood working and I am trying to repair a cutting board. I found it in my wife’s dad’s wood shop. Her dad has passed away and I thought I would give repairing/finishing a shot. The first thing I did was used some glue/clamps to reattach one of the strips of wood to the rest of the board. I just used a leaf blower to get the glue in the seam and then clamped it. I think it turned out pretty solid.
The next step was to sand it down. There was a couple places where it was chipped and I have been using an orbital sander at 120 grit to get down past those chips before trying to finish. Well, as I was sanding last night, I found that the board was not flat anymore, probably because I bogged the orbital sander down in some places making it uneven.
At this point, I am wondering what my options are. I do have access to a planer I would just need to go to a friend’s house for it. I have read that it is not smart to use a planer on an end grain cutting board but I don’t think this is an end grain cutting board. Maybe I am wrong? The only sander I have is the orbital sander I mentioned above. Any other ideas? I am definitely new to this stuff so please share thoughts, concerns, etc.
Here are some pics of the board: