Woodworking Project 2 - Cutting Board #2 / by Jared Groneman

For my second adventure in woodworking, I started with another kit based cutting board and a few extra pieces of padauk thrown in. I began by gluing the pieces into two sections.


Walnut 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 16" (3)
Cherry 3/4" X 1 1/2" X 16" (2)
Purpleheart 1/4" x 3/4" x 16" (2)
Yellowheart 1/4" x 3/4" x 16" (2)

Padauk 1/4" x 3/4" x 16" (3)

I stacked the sections and made two miter cuts at -30 and 30 degrees.

I used the extra pieces of padauk to fill the spaces between the miter cuts. Once glued the section was a full board again.

Then I glued together two pieces of padauk and walnut to be the middle section of the cutting board. With all three sections completed it was time to assemble.

After some sanding we have a complete board.

After using the router table with a roundover bit to curve the edges, I finished the cutting board off with some Watco Butcher Block Oil & Finish. This ends up making the surface very glossy. I don't mind the finish if it's some sort of cheese plate, but I might try and find another finish for my next cutting board. Enjoy the photos below.