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My first cutting board

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Project by reece posted 07-22-2014 03:32 AM 1487 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cutting board that was for someone at work. I got the basic idea from an article posted on finewoodworking.com’s website. The main stock is hard maple, and the strips are cherry, black walnut, and padouk. Its 22 in long, 12” wide, and 1 1/8” thick (and decently heavy). I finished it with ‘salad bowl’ finish that i found at the store that is food safe like butcher block oil, but adds protection like a urethane.

Thanks,
Reece

-- Reece Althoff, https://althoffwoodshop.com





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Mr M's Woodshop

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 03:57 AM

Nice work!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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reece

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 03:59 AM

Thanks!

-- Reece Althoff, https://althoffwoodshop.com

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 04:54 AM

Nice job – Almost too nice to take a knife to maybe?

Has a nice flow to it.

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 11:42 AM

Very nice work.

-- Chris K

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reece

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 11:50 AM

The guy that bought it said he used it and hasn’t see any blade marks yet, but we shall see in the coming months

-- Reece Althoff, https://althoffwoodshop.com

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#6 posted 07-22-2014 05:46 PM

YOUR FIRST? Show Off! ;) VERY nice!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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John

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 10:31 PM

Great job. Love it.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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hotncold

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#8 posted 07-23-2014 02:18 AM

Very nice work…and that’s no easy task adding the strips!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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reece

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#9 posted 07-23-2014 12:58 PM

It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I used a patern that I made for the curve and a patern bit to hog out a channel about an 1/8 ” deep then used the band saw to cut it in half between the channel walls. Once in half I took it back to the router table to clean it up. Then took 1/8” wide striped and glued it all together, then rinse and repeat.

-- Reece Althoff, https://althoffwoodshop.com

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