Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I knew it was time for a new cutting board when at the Southampton Model Railway Exhibition - but it wasn't until I compared the old and new boards I realised just how bad the old one was !
Most modellers own a self-healing cutting board nowadays. The rubbery surface is great as it stops whatever you are attacking with a knife from slipping around. The surface doesn't show the slices either so you are usually working on something flat rather than a wooden board covered in nicks and bumps.
Mine shows the results of attempts at using a bow pen, the little lines around the edge, when I need to see how wide the line produced will be. I normally have more luck on the board than the model, perhaps I should paint my models with rubber rather than paint !
Of course there is the normal dirt from weathering powders and spilt paint - I know, I should do this work on a wooden board and not rubber but sometimes I can't be bothered. At least I remember to move it when soldering. Most of the time anyway.