Wooden Cutting Boards* *As this project was made in my school's woodshop I was unable to document the building process using pictures
October 15th 2012
The first cutting board I built, (one of two boards) was more or less a practice board, as it was made out of pine. (It is generally a bad idea to make your boards out of softwood because your knife will quickly wear through the board) Click on images for larger picture
Making the boards was a simple process: -Planing the pieces of wood -Cutting them to size -Making slots for biscuit joints -Gluing the whole thing together -Planing the entire board -Cutting its shape -Sanding it down -Varnishing
I messed up:
I had placed my biscuits so that the hole and the parts that I would cut off the board would not hit the biscuits. The plan worked great... ...until I drilled the hole in the wrong end of my board
Cutting Board 2.0
My second cutting board was of my own design, and I made it out of maple and cherry. The board was made out of 2" pieces of cherry, and 1 1/2" pieces of cherry, with 1/2" strips of maple beside them.
I built this board the same way as the other one except I made sure I didn't put my handle through one of the biscuits.