David Posted May 25, 2010 Share Posted May 25, 2010 This was fun, particularly since I made it all from scraps I had lying around: Process was: Square off the sides of each piece with a bench saw. Make each piece a uniform width, also with a bench saw. Use a thickness planer to get all the strips to a uniform thickness, matching the thinnest one (they were different widths and thicknesses). Glue and clamp. Cut the shape out with a jig saw. Use a rounding over bit on a router to shape the edge (it's on the reverse side of this) Drill 1/2" holes for the 1 1/2" walnut plugs. These hold the cutting board in exactly a position to cover the lefthand sink, where the disposal is mounted. The cutout is meant to make it easy to shift the scraps over with your knife and dump them in the disposal side. Soak everything in walnut oil, which is safe for food preparation. Bake in the sun, where this picture was taken, to harden the oil surface. UV rays do the trick for that. It's a terribly inefficient process, but I enjoy the mental discipline that woodworking requires. And Julie likes her custom cutting board! Link to comment
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