My largest chopping board yet. #4: What does it weigh?

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Blog entry by degoose posted 01-29-2012 08:17 AM 7928 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Crosscutting.. Part 4 of My largest chopping board yet. series Part 5: Let the sanding begin. »

A few folks asked about the weight of the board I am making… so I got the old scales out…

Here is the result…

Nearly 7.5 kilograms [kg] and for our American Cousins who prefer imperial measurements… just over 16 pounds [lb]

[Tip… I number each piece on the end with chalk so that I can reassembly the board in the right order… and chalk washes off…]

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 08:49 AM

The board could double as a riot shield in a pinch.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 12:05 PM

How many is that in trees, Larry. lol

Certainly the most massive cutting board I’ve seen.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 01:13 PM

Are you planning to sell these by the kilo/lb. Larry?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 01:22 PM


Mortise and tenon a set of maple, cherry or walnut legs about 2 1/2” square and build a table top about 2” wider than your cutting board with a recess to hold the board and you’ve got a kitchen island.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 03:39 PM

Great job Larry.
I admire the simplicity you have reach for gluing these things. There is no way I can glue such a piece with 3 clamps !!

Are you planning to include any casters?

Have nice time

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 03:45 PM

Wow, should it include a “Team Lift” warning? Nice board!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 04:35 PM

now that thar is a whopper…......its going to be a beauty, nothing like a good stout cutting board in the kitchen…...cant wait to see it finished and ready for duty…....chop chop here chop chop there, and a little ole lattie da…..thats how we chop the things away in the merry ole land of larry….......LOL….....ha ha here ha ha there…........whooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 05:26 PM

Once you get to this size and weight, you really do have to think about it. The last board that I had to cut down because it was too big for her counter was just over 19-pounds (8.6-kilos), after sanding flat and doing all the routering, but before I cut part of it off at her request. It was best to always use both hands to pick it up and move it around. It certainly was large, heavy and unruly to be moving around constantly. Hopefully this will have a designated home in the kitchen and plant roots!

Thanks for verifying the weight. So probably still around 7-kilos once finished? I guess it depends on how much sanding, handles and/or edge profiling you have planned for this one.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 01-29-2012 05:51 PM


That’s more than a Bowling Ball!

Great shot!

Awesome board!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 01-29-2012 06:19 PM

A real bruiser, deGooser….................

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#11 posted 01-29-2012 06:51 PM

wow….hope you dont have to ship it…

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#12 posted 01-30-2012 01:09 AM

Wow, Larry….you’d better attach one of those stickers that says “Warning, Heavy, requires two men to lift”otherwise the OH&S people will be on to you!Poor little old ladies won’t be able to lift it!!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#13 posted 01-30-2012 01:49 AM

Queensland has the big banana, the big pineapple and now Larry’s big chopping board. Looking good.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#14 posted 01-30-2012 02:27 AM

Look out Larry Chopper Reid will be after you for pinching his title. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 01-30-2012 04:10 AM

Larry, Big and unsual to be as portable due to its weight. I agree with Hal, to make a real good mounting table for it will be exceptional.

-- Bert

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