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Cutting Boards for 3 Generations

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Project by paxorion posted 12-07-2014 07:37 PM 1070 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and her family grew up using wooden cutting boards (solid planks of whatever wood they grabbed) and never knew the benefits of wooden cutting boards. After using one the end grain cutting board I made for us, the first words that came out of her mouth was “can you make one for my parents for Christmas?”.

When I finally went to get the hardwood for these boards (cherry, soft maple, walnut), I realized I had enough material to make a 3 decently sized cutting boards. So we changed the plan to make 3 different end-grain cutting boards, for 3 generations of her family: her grandparents, parents, and one of her sisters. Snipe and working around defects resulted in the 3rd cutting board being a 12” x 12” mix of the other two boards patterns. The irony is that the distinct pattern makes that one our favorite.

The milling and glue-ups are nothing unique. For this project, I made a router sled to flatten the glue-ups. The router bit was not kind to the surface, and I had to break out the belt-sander to work the surface and remove the gouges. The boards are finished with mineral oil.

-- paxorion





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 08:04 PM

Great looking boards. I’m sure they’ll be treasured.

NOW the trick will be to see if they actually USE them, or if they hang them on the wall :-)

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 09:50 PM

So far, all of my cutting boards have been used by the recipient, at least once.

-- paxorion

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#3 posted 12-08-2014 04:16 AM

Absolutely fantastic! Love the designs! Thanks for sharing!(I do kind of favor the one in the middle though!) :)

-- 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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#4 posted 12-08-2014 02:14 PM



Absolutely fantastic! Love the designs! Thanks for sharing!(I do kind of favor the one in the middle though!) :)

- MilFlyer

The middle one is our favorite too. It’s smaller than the others but still a great and functional size (12” x 12”)

-- paxorion

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