Managed to get some large diameter Sweet Chestnut recently, so decided to make a new board for simple food preparation and baking bannock when out camping.
I wanted the minimum of waste so I used the woods natural splitting ability as best as possible carefully using a hatchet and baton from both ends of the log. Hardly any thinning was needed so hopefully I can make several more from the same log, where the grain strength allows.
Its nothing fancy just an attempt at splitting well, and obtaining a good surface finish just with axe and knife. The axe used as a plane was very effective.
Now what sort of bannock to bake ? : )