Valentines Bread Board
For valentines day, I made a bread board or cutting board for my wife from a number of scrap pieces of wood that I kept from other projects. One of the pieces came from my first set of projects a couple of years ago. A piece of Paduk measuring only about 6 inches square provided plenty of space to house a heart and to be cut down into about 2 and 1/2 inches square.
The other pieces came from scraps of walunt and curly maple, with a few strips of bloodwood that I cut off from a twisted board. I think from what I can tell, all bloodwood twists, but these couple of thin strips seem straight.
The Heart Cut Into the Paduk
I cut a heart into the piece of Paduk this morning. I used a forestner bit to cut two overlapping half inch holes and cut the bottom of the heart out with a jig saw. After clean up with a couple of files, I rounded the edges of the heart to match the round-over on the edges of the board.
The entire board is only about 5/8 inch thick, and about 10 inches by 15 inches.
She seems to like it, but she only gets to look at it until Valentines Day comes actually comes around.