Woodburned cutting boards are everywhere these days! Actually, woodburning in general. For this project, I ditched the traditional tool and used a micro torch that has a pointed attachment. I normally use this tool for soldering jewelry, but with such a fine tip, I thought I’d see if it worked on wood and it did!
This worked out perfect for this month’s torchbearer Bernzomatic project! I used the ST500: 3 in 1 Micro Torch, it works three ways – as a mini-blow hot air blower, a solder iron (or woodburning tool), or a micro torch with a pinpoint flame.
This is a really easy project, great for beginners!
Bernzomatic ST500: 3 in 1 Micro Torch and butane – you can find both at Home Depot or online too!
Soft wood cutting board (I bought mine at the craft store)
Pencil and eraser
Gloves and goggles
Before I knew what I wanted to put on my board, I simply outlined the edges.
Then I practiced my curves, just to become familiar with the personality of the wood. This helped me decide what design to draw in the center. I asked my husband to draw one of his famous Day of the Dead doggies!Then I went to work to outline all of him!
After that, I erased all the pencil lines.
Here is a tip I learned. Okay, at the top of the tool is a little hole that acts as a vent. Always keep this pointed UP and AWAY. I know this, I’ve mentioned it before, but this time I forgot and it left a couple scorch marks! I would suggest practicing first on scrap wood to get the hang of it before tackling a big project.
Regardless, I’m pretty happy with this!
You can hang this up in your kitchen or use it to serve cheese and crackers. Before use, make sure to wash it with soapy water and let air dry. Use a cutting board sealant (here’s an article I found!).
Thanks so much for checking out my project! I’m so happy with this cutting board, I’m ready to make more of them!
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