Cherry Pig Cutting Board/Serving Board

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Project by Jonathan posted 10-14-2012 06:19 PM 2782 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I cranked-out yesterday. We were going over to friends’ house for dinner, and they were serving 24-hour roasted pork shoulder, so I thought this would be an appropriate gift to bring along.

I free-handed the image onto the cherry, then cut it out on the bandsaw, sanded it, branded it, then applied several coats of mineral oil, followed by a couple of coats of George’s Club House Wax (beeswax and mineral oil).

Not a complex project, and very straightforward, this was, nonetheless gratifying, as I did it all in a day. Haven’t spent any time in the shop in months, so this was a nice way to get back in and use a few tools. I sure do love the smell of cherry as it’s being cut!

Thanks to Todd for the wood!

Wood: Single piece of 4/4 cherry
Dimensions: 11-3/8” wide, by 9-3/8” tall
Weight: 18-ounces
Finish: 3-coats mineral oil, followed by 2-coats George’s Club House Wax

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 06:56 PM

Oink, oink.. very relevant gift…nice to see you back in the shop..

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 08:08 PM

Very nice. I agree this would make a nice gift.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 08:34 PM

And when you were done making it, did you say, “The,the, the, that’s all folks!”

Fun piece.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 01:54 PM

Thanks guys. Certainly a very basic project, but at least it got me back into the shop! I did transfer the image onto a piece of plywood so that I have a template for future use. Now I just need to get my router table all set-up, then I can make these little porkers much faster.

I almost titled this project post, “This Little Piggy Goes to Dinner”.

Look for a few more things from me before the end of 2012, now that I’ve rekindled the spirit. Have been working on other creative projects (non-woodworking) lately, but it’s time to get back at it. Glad to see you 3-are still actively involved on LJs.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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