|Forum topic by WannaBeWoodSmith||posted 12-20-2014 06:41 PM||906 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
12-20-2014 06:41 PM
Hello all !!!
I am less than 15 minutes new to your cool site. I have known about LJ for some time and have found it helpful to decide on tools listed on Craigslist. Now I am here to get opinions on how I should go about making Long Grain Cutting Boards for Christmas presents for my sisters.
This is only my second woodworking project, my first being an elevated garden bed I used to grow tomatoes this summer.
My original thought was to make End Grain cutting boards, but my Christmas budget will not allow end grain for 8 adults and then the latest stupid and expensive toys for all my nieces and nephews.
So after that too long of an into here’s my question …....
I am batching out 8 boards. I am using 5/4 Hard (White) Maple, and on a couple of VERY special boards it will be Black Walnut with Maple contrast. The cutting boards will be 19 1/2 X 13 1/2 X 1 1/4 with a 1/2” (wide) X 3/8” (deep) ditch around the perimeter 9/16” in from the edge, to catch any juices coming from the food being cut
I am unsure whether to use 2 or 3 wide cut boards to glue up for the 13 1/2 inch width, or if I should use 4 or 5 boards to make that width. What is better in the long run for a board I am QUITE sure will be used daily ?
2 Boards or 5 boards ….. Discuss (Please)