Cutting Boards

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Project by Greg3G posted 04-06-2007 08:47 PM 2189 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making the dough boards, I had to come up with a couple of other things to give out this past christmass. I decided that cutting boards would be the quickest and easiest to make in volume. (the prior year were boxes, sorry no pictures.) These were made from small pieces of stock I had on hand, hard maple, paduck, purple heart and walnut. I finished them with a couple of heavy coats of walnut oil.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 04-06-2007 08:51 PM

I like! Nice size. I like the one with the padauk between the walnut (on right, second pic).

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#2 posted 04-06-2007 09:38 PM

Very nice. I make these all the time because they are such a good way to use up wood. Yours turned out terrific Greg.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 04-06-2007 09:40 PM

Very nice

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#4 posted 04-06-2007 10:29 PM

Great design!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 04-07-2007 02:48 AM

I really like the padauk and the purple heart. The next time I make cutting boards I will try using those species. Are they food safe?

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#6 posted 04-07-2007 05:05 AM

Very nice Greg. You can make me one if you like. Size XXL.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 04-07-2007 05:53 AM

i love the color contrast! looks great!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#8 posted 04-07-2007 05:07 PM

Nice work and good choice of woods, they contrast well.

-- Nicky

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#9 posted 04-07-2007 05:09 PM

I like the contrasting colors Greg, and am most partial to the one with the large dark pieces. For some reason, it seems more elegant than the other (which is still great).

I wonder what this Christmas will bring?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 04-07-2007 06:37 PM

Very attractive and unusual, quite the variation in color. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 04-07-2007 11:13 PM

As far as I have been able to research, all of the woods that I used are food safe, as well as the walnut oil. I really like the finish it leaves, it actualy dries where as mineral oil still seems to remain “damp” which is a problem when working with flour and bread doughs “according to my wife.” Every board I make seems to come out a little different since I just use what I have on hand at the time. I have taken to branding them on the back “forgot to take a picture of that.”

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#12 posted 09-25-2007 02:11 PM


Glad these came up on the home page! These are beautiful boards. I like what you said about each one being a little different according to what wood you had on hand at the time.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 12-31-2008 03:33 AM

Nice cutting boards, Greg.

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