Marimba Cutting Board
As a going-away gift to my son's band teacher, I made a cutting board for her. She focused on percussion and she plays a marimba. I presented it to her in a cake box, along with a tub of mineral oil and wax conditioner.
This was my first end-grain cutting board and it was filled with teachable moments. I was still learning how to make straight and parallel cuts with my saw. As I was assembling the glued strips together, I left 2 strips out. I had to cut the assembled board to insert the strips.
The woods are maple, cherry, and mahogany from the big box store. The cutting board is approximately 18" x 13" x 2". It is narrower on the right end like a marimba.
Each key on the marimba required a slightly different arrangement when I glued the strips.
I messed up! I found my error after the glue dried.
I carefully cut the board on my band saw and flattened the faces.
I'm ready to add the missing strips. It is interesting that I didn't notice the extra strips on the bench.
It is cut to shape, smoothed, and ready for finish.
A little mineral oil brought out the color.
I wrapped the cutting board in a cake box from the local bakery.