Cutting Boards #5: Sanding, routing, sanding...

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Blog entry by MolokMot posted 04-01-2012 08:33 PM 1782 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Final Glue-Up and Flattening Part 5 of Cutting Boards series Part 6: Finish Applied »

The cutting board as seen in the picture below is just about complete. Just needs a little more sanding and finish.

Since the last post, here are the steps completed:

Using my dewalt random orbit sander I went through both 60 and 100 grit. After that I used what I believe to be a half inch round over in several passes. I left one side a much lighter pass then the other so that the cutting board can be used either way depending on the taste of its new owner.

After routing, I went through two more grits: 150 and 220, stopping between them to hand sand the round overs.

Picture was taken just after cleaning up the board and table with the shop vac. No finish applied yet.

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 12:23 PM

I bet that baby will just pop when you apply some finish.


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#2 posted 04-02-2012 02:16 PM

Thanks Steve! I can’t wait to put the finish on, it should look really good. What will be interesting to see is how the contrast increases over time and the Cherry gets darker and darker.

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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