Cutting board questions
I finally managed to finish the jewelry boxes for my granddaughters. I’ve pasted the pictures below.
I’m back into cutting boards. The Maple and Padauk oval cheese board was a gift to my family doctor. She has gone beyond expectations for both my wife and myself and the board was my way of saying thank you. I included a jar of my blend of mineral oil, beeswax and carnauba wax to maintain it. The Purpleheart, Cherry and Maple was my first attempt at an end grain cutting board. I used CDdesigner for the layout. Very helpful.
Now, my questions. I’m currently making an edge grain cutting board that will end up around 11 Ĺ X 18”. I’d like to route a juice groove into one side. I haven’t done this before. I’ve seen a number of videos and don’t think I’ll have a problem with a jig. My first question is what bit to use. I don’t have any round nose bits so I’ll have to buy whatever bit I end up using. What type and size bit and how deep should the groove be? Next question; should I buy a bit with a bearing or should I finally break down and buy a set of bushings. I have a Bosch 1617 EVSPK with an adapter that can use PC bushings. I used a Whiteside inlay kit to make the hearts in the jewelry boxes so I know how they work. So, if a bit with a bearing, which one? If a bit using bushings, which bit and what set of bushings would you recommend?
As always, thanks for any suggestions.
PS - sorry for the lousy pictures. Not the best camera or lighting.