Again the straight edges bothered me. Cove Router Bit to make.
The cutting board needed something more.
Making a chopping board. If there is a gap between the rail and the board it will cause the board to pinch when cut. For the cutting board I didnt make this angle go too far in so as not to disturb the practical useability of the board. Cutting Board Oil.
I use these 34 pipe clamps but these 12 pipe clamps will work just fine. You can google cutting boards to get several ideas. Reapply until the wood stops absorbing the oil.
Bosch Plunge Router or a Trim Router will work just fine as well. Learn how to make simple cutting boards with maple cherry and teakBe sure to watch Carhartts video The Road Home to CraftsmanshiphttpyoutubelbTbI3kG. David Picciuto of the Make Something YouTube channel demonstrates how a cutting board can be made in 20 minutesminus glue and finish drying.
Making your own cutting board is a fun and easy project to tackle on a weekend. He also shows how a nice profit can be made. Use the hammer to gently tap the dowel in place.
Cut your chopping board so its around 5-7cm thick so the wood is less likely to split. Let the oil a moment to soak in for a few minutes. Hardwoods make the best cutting boards.
I made this end grain cutting board from hard maple and sipo sipo is an African wood also known as utileAn end grain cutting board is the preference of ch. Place it onto the dowelled piece of timber and tap the pieces together with the. First square up the end of the board using the chop saw.
To begin cutting the boards make sure the straightest side is toward the rail when the board is lying flat. Apply the glue liberally to the face of each board and then clamp them together. 34 x 36 Black pipe for the clamps or 12 x 36 Black Pipe.
Use Titebond III glue because it is waterproof. Close-grained wood makes good cutting boards because it does not readily absorb water. Technically speaking when we talk about wood grain we refer to the direction of the wood fibers.
Lay some newspapers down under the clamps. Stop by your local Home Depot to get all the supplies you need to make your own cutting board. Apply glue to the side of your second piece of timber with dowel holes.
You can also use a piece of sandpaper attached to a wood block. For this I used a hand plane and it was easy work. Once cut to size sand it down with an electric hand sander using a medium sand paper getting in all the nooks and crannies of the bark as much as possible.
Wipe off excess oil and dry board overnight. Close-grained wood has tightly-packed fibers with tight pores whereas open grain wood has larger pores.