Friday, March 30, 2007
Wrapping up some cutting boards
I just put the final coat of varnish on these cutting boards today (unfinished in picture). I will post a better picture when I pull them out in a few days.
I plagiarized this project from Marc over at the Wood Whisperer site. http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/
Check it out, Great site!!!!!
I made one extra to try out using different finishing techniques, mainly finishing without sandpaper. I used a hand plane and a card scraper. I was pleased with the results, I wound up with the equivalent of a 180 finish but I did hit it with 220 before finishing. One of the challenges I had was putting a proper burr on the scraper. I think I have figured it out, I made a jig to hold the card in place so that I can put pressure on the edge to get a proper burr. I have not mastered this but I am getting better.
This is the first post so I promise things will get better as we go along.