I had a little 5/4 walnut left over from another project and was looking for a project for the family white elephant gift exchange. Growing up, we always had a maple pig cutting board (I think my mom still has it!). I searched the Internet for some template inspirations then drew this guy out.
Lately I’ve been trying to improve something in my shop every time I work on a project. Having recently installed a dust collection system, I decided it was high time I added a port to my older Enco 18″ band saw (pic to come). What a difference it made! No more fine dust in the air. I’m becoming a dust snob now that I know how well a proper dust collector can work ;).
The finished product came out exactly how I had hoped! I put a couple coats of Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner on it, wrapped it up, and headed to the party.