Slice, dice and serve in style on this easy, cutting-edge project from Chris Ryland.
We’ll show you a simple way to dry-fit the parts, scribe the arc and then glue the whole works together.
We used a 121cm steel ruler to scribe the arcs, but a yardstick or any thin board would also work.
Be sure to use water-resistant wood glue and keep your tray out of the dishwasher or it might fall apart.
And one more thing: Keep the boards as even as possible during glue-up to minimise sanding later.
Step 1: Mark the curves
Drill 1.3cm holes centred 2cm in from the ends of the walnut strips.
Then lightly clamp all five boards together so you can scribe the arcs on the ends.
Step 2: Assemble
Take the boards out of the clamp, saw and sand the arcs on each board, and then glue the assembly together, leaving the dowel handles unglued.
Step 3: Finish up
Unclamp, sand both sides and drill a 0.6cm-deep, 2cm-diameter hole at each underside corner.
Glue in the feet and dowel handles, then wipe on a couple of coats of Butcher Block Oil.
That’s it – chop some veggies!