Cutting board... yikes...
Glued up my first cutting board last night. Shoot, I guess in reality it's my first actual WW project.
1) I really should have made my cuts with a TS. I didn't have anything that could cut out 14in and ended up using a RAS twice per cut.... That made some issues (edit -- I am CLing the RAS and putting that money toward a benchtop TS)
2) I should have put more effort in the hand planing on the individual strips that needed it since they weren't square. I came out this morning and a few pieces had worked their way out of formation.... There are 1/8th inch ridges now that I have to plane out on both sides. That's 1/4in I'm losing.
3) Less glue. WAY less glue. I was told to apply liberally and I think they meant like Obama, not Ted Kennedy. I I'm glad I already have to take a chunk out, because that glue definitely got in the pores.
Overall, this board is going to end up being about 1/2 inch and of so-so quality... Definitely a great learning piece, but I'm a little disappointed. Oh well. I'll post pictures tomorrow of the glue-up and the "after planing" look to get some more advice from the people on here.
Last edited by ctwiggs1; 08-03-2011 at 10:56 AM.