| I've made a few things out of
wood over the years but I don't work with it very often and really don't
know much about it. This year I made a couple of things for the kids to
open for Christmas.
My daughter, Tracey, is attending culinary school
in Spokane, WA. and is now starting her second semester. She really
enjoys it and is doing very well at it. A couple of years ago I made her
a cutting board but it was stolen out of a storage unit along with a bunch of other things of
hers. I felt bad for her so I decided to
make her another one. The last one was a very simple, one species type of board but this one would be a little different.
Being a machinist and having no wood working
machines to work with, I'm forced to use metal working equipment too
make something. The good news is that some of the machines that I do
work with are pretty nice, like the CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled)
machines. These machines are great for making parts very accurately and
with the use of a computer to program them, all you have to do is use
your imagination to make your idea a reality.
What I came up with for her was another cutting
board that had four species of wood this time. I was also going to try
my hand at doing an inlay as well. I don't know the right or wrong way
to do an inlay so if anyone has any experience doing this, please let me
The species of wood used were black walnut, maple,
mahogany and coco bolo. The insert is a half inch deep and is made out
of the coco bolo. With the insert being so deep, I could resurface it
without worrying about removing the Chevy bowtie (if need be).