First Project! Multi Species Cutting Board

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Project by G5Flyr posted 08-16-2014 03:41 PM 1566 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first “real” project. Prior to this I only made rudimentary stuff for my workshop. It was a kit I got for Christmas when I was just delving into the craft. The wood is Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany and Bubinga. The wood comes dimensioned at 1-1/2”x16”x3/4”. It is not rough sawn but it is not quite ready for glue up either. It was a nice project to get me used to using my No. 4 hand plane. I also learned a lot about grain orientation. Rounded corners were cut with a hand held jig saw and refined with a series of rasps and sandpaper. I used a water proof glue for the joints and finished it with a food safe finish from the home center. The finish is a combo of beeswax and food grade mineral oil. It is easy to work with and leaves a beautiful sheen. My wife uses this project for cutting/serving cheese when we have company. “It is too nice for everyday use,” says she.

-- G5Flyr

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 07:26 PM

Looks good. Next start experimenting with different size woods and let your artistic side come out. I commend you on using a hand plane. I’ll admit I use very little in the way of hand tools. Looking forward to seeing the next one.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 08-17-2014 02:57 AM

Great looking cutting board and keep using that hand plane.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 05:20 AM

Good job! You played with what you were given, and made it your own.

Welcome to the cutting board club.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#4 posted 08-17-2014 01:32 PM

Thank you for all the nice compliments. My fellow LJ’s are the best! I can’t believe my first project made the LJ Daily Top 15!

-- G5Flyr

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#5 posted 08-17-2014 02:53 PM

thats great man. I love the curly maple stripe

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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