Introduction: Striped Wood Cutting Board
A Beautiful Wood Cutting Board made with Multiple woods
Materials You Need:
Hardwood ( I used maple, mahogany, zebrano, and walnut. Also make sure your wood is cutting board safe)
Cutting board oil
Tools You Need:
Router Round Over Bit
Planer or a Router with a flat bit
Sander and Sandpaper
Step 1: Gather Materials
Step 2: Cut All Wood to Length and Fix Edges
My cutting board is 10 x 18 so I cut each piece of wood to 18 inches with a chop saw. I also used a table saw to cut off the very edge on each side to make sure we have a finished edge.
Step 3: Cut Random Strips of Your Wood
Cut random (or planned) strips of your wood with the grain and arrange in a pattern you like. For this I used a table saw. Make sure it adds up to a width you like.
Step 4: Glue
Glue pattern together with wood glue and clamp. I started by gluing two strips together then gluing the pairs together (I glued it all together at the same time). I also put a weighted bucket on it to keep it flat and waited 24 hours.
Step 5: Flatten Your Board
Use a planer or a router with a flat bit to flatten the board.
If you use a router go over with a sander after to clean up the extra lines.
Step 6: Add a Curve
Trace a curve at each end and cut it with a bandsaw.
Step 7: Sand
Sand edges to fix any imperfections made with bandsaw (if necessary).
Step 8: Round Edges
Use the router to round over edges on both sides or as desired.
Step 9: Sand Again
Hand sand (with the grain) to make sure no extra glue or anything else is showing.
Step 10: Add Cutting Board Oil
Clean the cutting board as much as possible and make sure it is completely dry, then apply the cutting board oil in an even layer over the wood using a clean, soft cloth or paper towel.
Step 11: Let Sit Overnight
Leave the oil to soak in, overnight if possible, or for at least a few hours.
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