Daniel Jackson ’16, an intern in the Hopkins Center Workshops, documented a woodworking project he recently completed in the Woodworking Workshop:
I began with raw wood. I chose walnut – a beautiful dark wood. I also had some cherry scraps that a friend had left over from his own project. (Those will show up in later pictures.)
Next I milled and cut the board into usable pieces. I wasn’t exactly sure how a circular cutting board would turn out, but I thought I’d give it a try…
Glue it all up! (And don’t forget to use waterproof glue because, yes, I do want this cutting board to be washable). Once the pieces were glued I looked for something heavy to clamp them with.
After 24 hours of waiting I could remove the clamps. Then I needed to scrape away all the little scraps of paper and glue that remained on the surface.
Next came the sanding! Lots of sanding! Beginning with 80 grit sandpaper, I progressed up to a final polish with 320 grit which left the surface clean and smooth. The final step was to apply a few coats of wax to protect the wood and bring out its color, and voila!
Stop by the woodshop and make a cutting board (or anything else) of your own!