My brother-in-law in Missouri asked if I could make this set-up for his daughter in Texas. She needed a big one, so I went for it and decided to make a cutting board with juice grooves so the Char. Board would be used for serving only. The Char. Board is 17 1/2 X 31 1/2 inches in size, the cutting board is 15 1/2 X 11 1/2 inches. Woods used are Purple Heart, Claro Walnut, reg. Maple, Wavy Maple, and a really heavy marked Bird's Eye Maple. Char. Board has five coats of Wipe on Poly, one per day with light sanding or buffing between each and finished off with a good waxing. Hand holds were hogged out with a Forstner Bit, smoothed with my osc. spindle sander and then routed to round everything off. Cutting Board is the same wood, then soaked/sealed in a bees wax and mineral oil combo that I made. Rubber bumper feet were installed on the Char. Board to make picking it up easier. The juice groove on the cutting board was put in with a jig that I made.
This is my first project on this site, if I am too windy, let me know and I will shorten everything the next time. Thanks Mike