Soldiers Grove, WI
I made my first cutting board for my mom when I was 14 years old. She used it for 55 years.
My cutting boards are made of local woods, including ash, curly oak, curly maple, birds eye maple, black locust walnut and cherry. Using the end grain and/or face grains with unique patterning, I configure the woods to make designs that are unusual, interesting and beautiful. Eschewing the usual finishing treatments for cutting boards, I have chosen a mixture of tung oil and citrus spirits, yielding a hard-wearing, food-safe surface.