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My first cutting board

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Project by JeremyR posted 11-20-2014 02:46 PM 1506 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished making my first cutting board. I’ve always wanted to make one but was intimidated by all the work. During this project I learned to router, created a router sled, and learned to use a 10” planer.

I wanted to keep the cost low so instead of going out and buying boards, I bought an antique mahogony table that someone was selling for $30 to make the dark brown wood. The lighter wood came from my bed frame that I grew up in that my parents had stored in there basement. I think it was maple.

It measures 15” x 24” and is 2” thick. There is a 1/2” bevel around the top edge. I rubbed it in mineral oil and once that had absorbed, I rubbed it in a beeswax mixture(1part beeswax:4 parts mineral oil). It has felt feet on the bottom.

Hope you like it.





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Todd Swartwood

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#1 posted 11-20-2014 04:00 PM

Very nice Cutting board, and I love to reclaim wood when possible.

Have a blessed day, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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Andre

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 04:05 PM

Go big or go home! That is a good size board!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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gabriellus

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 04:28 PM

Thats a trick, getting a 15” board through a 10” planer.

Looks really nice.

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JeremyR

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 04:44 PM


Thats a trick, getting a 15” board through a 10” planer.

Looks really nice.

- gabriellus


Yah, I had to use a router sled to plane it.

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 10:15 PM



It measures 15” x 24” and is 2” thick. There is a 1/2” bevel around the top edge. I rubbed it in mineral oil and once that had absorbed, I rubbed it in a beeswax mixture(1part beeswax:4 parts mineral oil). It has felt feet on the bottom.

Hope you like it.

- JeremyR


I do like it… Very well done..

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 10:39 PM

I like the pattern. This is almost certainly the winner.

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#7 posted 11-21-2014 12:11 AM

Looks awesome! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Cliff

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#8 posted 11-21-2014 04:28 AM

Jeremy, Very nice!!!! The Colour and pattern of the wood is perfect. Congratulations on a first class project. I am hoping to have a go at making a cutting board in the near future, you have inspired me.
I like the idea of your old bed being used. Nice to have something from our past being used again.
The Antique Mahogony table was a good idea also.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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SPalm

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 12:52 PM

Congrats on your first. May there be many more.
First rate job.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Al

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#10 posted 11-21-2014 02:31 PM

Great job man. I really like it.

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)

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#11 posted 11-21-2014 03:36 PM

Very well done! Congratulations on your first!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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