I first saw this type of board in wood magazine many years ago. Issue 147 March of 2003. While I really did not follow the plan per say I did use elements of it and proper credit where credit is due. I actually do use the template they provide for the layout of the dowels glued into the face of the board to represent the different diameter circles for rolling out different sizes of dough, etc.
This project is made form maple for the board and cherry for the end caps on the board.
I start by glueing up the strips of maple that I cut. I honestly do not remember how wide they were around 1.5 to 2 inches. When glueing them up I tried to alternate the grain direction in an effort to make the large board more stable.
I first glued the board into two pieces then re planed them and re-jointed the edge before final glue up of the two pieces.
I use my drum sander to sand the large panel as flat as I can. Then I follow that with 100,120,150, 180 and 220 grit sanding. This really starts looking good after all that sanding.
I cut a rabbit in the edge of the cherry pieces to fit into the ends of the large board. I round over the edges and route a 1/2 cove into the piece as well. This is to hang it on track that can be built to install on the wall. I do not build the rack this time as I am just not positive I am going to store it in this fashion.
Finishing the piece could not be simpler using oil. I use a blend oil that is made for wood projects such as this as I hd this on hand. I typically use strait mineral oil for cutting boards and such and you could sure use that here too. You can get mineral oil in the pharmacy section for a very reasonable price. I also like to use “board butter” which is simply 1 part bees wax to 4 parts mineral oil mixed together. It is very nice to use on wood kitchen items such as this and really does a nice job protecting the wood and making the wood really look good! :)
That is about it. I truly enjoyed this project and I know my wife will enjoy using it in our home.
This project was in coordination with the "2015 Kitchen utensil build challenge”. I am posting below a Master list of participants in this challenge. Please check out all of their videos on making a kitchen utensil as well.2015
Kitchen Utensil Build Challenge Participants
Patrick’s Work Shop www.youtube.com/user/Patricksworkshop
Nick Ferry www.youtube.com/user/ferrynick
Ted Alexander www.youtube.com/user/TedCAlexander
Tyler G www.youtube.com/user/TylerGiannattasio
McGinn’s WoodShop www.youtube.com/user/McGinnsWoodShop
Rich McNatt www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQKDs_2LW5RJX3oFvqMzpQ/featured
Steve Carmichael www.youtube.com/user/carmichaelworkshop
Dominic’s Woodworks www.youtube.com/user/DominicsWoodworks
Alistar Darroch www.youtube.com/user/ShavingsandAwl
Dale Weinke www.youtube.com/user/Beavervalleywoodwork
Stephan Poehnlein www.youtube.com/user/pipolinoaustria
Adventures in DIY www.youtube.com/user/AdventuresInDIY
Mike Fulton www.youtube.com/user/mfwoodshop
Joe Whittaker www.youtube.com/user/AverageJoesJoinery
Peter Brown www.youtube.com/user/kludge1977
Sterling Davis www.youtube.com/user/SterlingsWoodcrafts
Manhattan Wood Project www.youtube.com/user/ManhattanWoodProject
Cy’s Corner www.youtube.com/channel/UCOoeZFDsNp4US0BEvevTQmw
Jason Rausch www.youtube.com/user/rauschww
Rock-n-H Woodshop www.youtube.com/user/rhwoodshop
The Nomadic Polywright Show www.youtube.com/user/johnzzhu
Andrea Arzensek www.youtube.com/user/ArzensekAndrea
Wildman Projects www.youtube.com/user/WildmanProject
Fabian’s Tiny Workshop www.youtube.com/user/swingguitar1950
Darbin Ovar www.youtube.com/user/darbinorvar
Wood ‘n’stuff w/ Steve French www.youtube.com/user/blockyimage
Izzy Swan www.youtube.com/user/rusticman1973
Grady Hillhouse www.youtube.com/user/gradyhillhouse
Chris Pine www.youtube.com/user/TheChrisPineWorkshop
Matthew Cremona www.youtube.com/user/mcremona
Eric Lindberg www.youtube.com/user/EricLindberg27
Jack Houweling www.youtube.com/user/Jacka440
RJB WoodTurner www.youtube.com/user/RJBWoodTurner
Nicholas Gomez www.youtube.com/user/nicholasgomezable
Jay Bates www.youtube.com/user/Jayscustomcreations
Time with Pine (My other channel)