Saturday, November 17, 2012

making of two cutting boards

now since I acquired some more maple and cherry, it was time to make more cutting boards to sell them  and actually make some money with this idea.

So here is the making off.

After sawing down a board of maple and a board of cherry to 18" long and 1" thick stripes, we assembled our desired patterns and glued them all up.

still don't have enough clamps...

after planning the blanks to thickness and remove the glue squeeze out

preparing the route the edges

routed edges for our one board

preparing to finish it with mineral oil

drying in the air and soaking up the oil

Now let's see how long it takes for them to sell.

But after making these and removing all the tear-out from the planer I was just praying for a 16"+ drum sander. A 10" drum sander is cheap, but absolutely useless for any board bigger than 9".