One of the projects I have been interested in is making cutting boards. So it was time to buy some new tools for my home shop and learn how to use them. I also bought some tools for my other project, making wooden toy cars. The tools I added to my shop are a 12 1/2" planer, a band saw, a drill press, a belt-disc sander, a spindle sander, and an assortment of clamps. Of course I needed to build a couple of new workbenches to put these on. I will admit that part of my reason for spending money I really don't have is that the feedback from one interview was they wanted someone who already new how to use all the tools in their space, not have a learning curve. But that is a whole other discussion.
In "short", here are the steps to making a cutting board. I bought some Cherry and Maple from Woodcraft store. It is a woodcrafters store that has a wide variety of woods for a decent price. It is also where I bought my CNC router. Get one straight edge on boards (boards are rough cut), cut boards to length (I did 16" & 18"), rip cut into strips (i have done 3/4" & 1") , plane strips to have parallel sides, arrange to be less than 12 1/2" wide (planer size), glue up, plane top & bottom to be even and smooth and "pretty" , use CNC router to cut design in board, use jigsaw to cut board to shape, sand, oil, conditioner.
I am also working on how to shoot video of the process. I thought I would test out the Apple clips app and a workflow to uploading to youtube. I don't like that Apple Clips shoots video in portrait mode. Though it is easy to use to put video together and narrate if needed. There is one other thing I don't like about Apple : .mov . The .mov format is bulky and cumbersome, I have to run it through iMovie to turn it into a better format (.mp4). So the workflow for now is create in Apple clips, export to camera roll, Air Drop to MacBook, import to iMovie, Export from iMovie, upload to YouTube.
Below are some videos. Comments and questions always welcome.