This was a request from a friend who had seen some of my previous boards. This was the first board that I’ve made without any need for “retouching”. Hooray! It is a walnut cheese board with maple inlay.
First the walnut was given two runs through the table saw at different depths for the maple on the topside, then the bottom was dadoed (that is a word, I’m sure), to take the bulk of the stock out and create the feet. I went east-west because of a knot on the base. Then the maple was cut and glued in place, and after drying, the excess maple was planed until flush with the walnut.
After using the plane, the board was run through the router table with a bowl carving bit to give a smooth bottom and rounded inside edges. Then the cheese board was given round-overs on the router table to remove any sharp edges.
After finishing with a few coats of mineral oil (above), Odie’s wood butter was used as the final finish. I love the single deeper line from the top showing through on the bottom. Cool board.
Walnut cheeseboard with maple inlay.