Cutting Board Cleat

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Blog entry by jat posted 11-30-2010 01:31 PM 1243 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m working on a few new end grain boards and i want to put a cleat on them so they will move less when used. However, I also want the board to be useable on both sides. I was thinking of routing a slot in the end so the cleat could be moved up or down in order to reverse the sides. Anybody have any ideas of what to use to tighten the cleat? I really didn’t want to use the typical jig star knob. Or is there a better idea of how to make the cleat so it can be moved up and down to reverse the sides?

Thanks for the help.

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#1 posted 12-01-2010 08:52 PM

After reading my post, I realized it’s not very clear. Obviously, I’m making end grain cutting boards. I was thinking of adding a cleat kind of like a shooting board might have so when you placed the cutting board on a countertop to use, it wouldn’t move around. However, I’d still like both sides of the board to be useable so the cleat would need to move up and down to make the board reversible.

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#2 posted 12-01-2010 09:46 PM

Good idea! You could use two cleats… one on each side. Face one up and the other down. The down side would hold it to the counter top, the back side would serve as sort of a back stop.

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