Just a few pictures of the process of making some chopping boards.
The first ones I was adamant I wanted end grain and a particular pattern. I went totally wrong and could not have both! ……. The pattern won.
The second one was end grain .
all the wood cut to size. Maple, cherry, iroko,
Timber arranged in order
planing flat both sides
cutting at an angle to make the pattern
this is the way I could have glued it if I wanted end grain!!
but I was tied to this pattern!
first coat of tung oil (5 coats with 24hours between)
final finished boards!
After a lot of abuse from @destom and @joeatkin2 bout the fact that my end grain chopping boards were not actually end grain, mk 2 boards were made …
walnut maple and cherry end grain.
in place and in use