I recently made a fairly large cutting board for my wife. I used Tropical Walnut (which seems to have a more consistent grain pattern and color than American Walnut) and Maple.
it was bound to happen Inevitably, most woodworkers will end up making cutting boards. It’s a fun project; you get to use some skills, and you get to use up some of the wood scrap in the shop that has been collecting dust for months, if not years.
This has been a project on my To Do list for some time. Since I’m between big projects and happen to be walking around a few larger pieces of plywood I figured I’d knock this out.
I’ve decided to get a few “shop projects” taken care of before I begin my next build – because it’s gonna be a big one (or, should I say, several big ones).
There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of table saw crosscut sled designs out there – some simple and some more complex – and although a simpler one would probably be good enough for what I do (my last sled was pretty simple and it worked fine), I decided to over complicate my design [boy is that just like me].