12 August 2015


Cutting the hole for the sink in our new laminated macrocarpa bench top resulted in a nice piece of wood, surplus to requirements.  What better use for the off-cut than another cutting board (or three) - this time butcher's blocks.

After gluing up strips of the laminated wood they were flattened with a combination of a hand held belt sander and a block plane.

The block plane was originally developed to flatten butcher's blocks but is one of the most useful tools in the workshop.  Here is my one (image from the Veritas Tools website).