I am looking to build a fairly large end-grain cutting board that will double as a countertop... about 30"x36".
I'm considering purchasing a commercially available countertop/benchtop such as this THIS from Lowes, and slicing it up into strips the desired thickness of my final product...
A have a general question regarding the orientation of ripped strips for end grain cutting boards.
Assuming I have a longboard that has been jointed and planned and ready for initial ripping on a table saw. Once rips have been made, how should the strips be orientated with respect to...
I am fairly new to woodworking and I need input from woodworkers experienced with Chilean mesquite.
1. Is this wood suitable for making an end grain chopping block?
2. How long should I let me log cure before cutting it into boards and turning blocks?
3. Any other advise for someone...
Of all my tools and operations performed on or with them, routing end grain that has a curve, using the router table, intimidates me most. Because I don't know how to do it safely, I have had some disastrous near misses. And, I've wasted a lot of material.
I'm about to make some cabinet doors...
I started a few months ago by making a board for my wife. Before I knew what happened I had people asking me to make boards for them. Right now I have some 7 boards complete and ready for delivery.
I'm having a ball with these. And orders keep coming in via word of mouth.