August 17, 2018
When you’re starting out in DIY it’s important to find quick, easy projects that allow you to familiarise yourself with your tools without too much fuss. Making a chopping board is a task that is meaty enough to let you perfect the bevel cut, but simple enough that you’ll be done in no time. The beauty of this masterpiece is that once you’re done you’ll have plenty of opportunity to use it around the kitchen, so it’s a little bit of effort for big returns.
Tools and materials required:
The size and type of timber you use will vary depending on the size, and finish you want from your chopping board. This can be a great opportunity to use leftover timber from a previous job.
To make sure your future chopping board is safe and secure; apply a clamp to either side of the work piece.
Using your spade drill bit as a guide, drill a hole in one corner of your chopping board. This will allow you to hang and handle the board with ease.
Get a nice straight piece of board or a level and use it as a cutting guide to ensure a straight cut. Using your circular saw, create a bevel cut across all four sides of your chopping board to give you a sleek, angled finish.
Now you’re in the home stretch, use your sander to create a smooth, even finish for your chopping board.
For the finishing touch, apply a food grade oil to bring out the natural grain in the timber and provide a slick, wet look finish.
If you’re ready to give it a go, pick up your tools and ‘Do It With Ozito.’