Bamboo Cutting Board

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Project by BareFeet posted 12-23-2014 02:09 AM 1126 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My first cutting board made from bamboo for my mother as a gift. My folks had their floors redone this past Spring and I managed to swipe a few of the off-cuts. After kicking them around the shop for a while, this is what I came up with.

I ripped them all down to 2 inch strips and edge glued them all. The next day I ran them through the planer flatten them and to remove the finish. This was all followed by the typical end grain cutting board cut and flip process.

The finish is 2 coats of mineral oil and then two coats of the Beeswax & Orange Oil ‘Butcher Block’ conditioner from the orange store. The final size came out to be about 10.5” square.

I’m not sure I would try using laminated flooring scraps again. I found that as I cross-cut them into strips to flip on end, there were some voids in the second layer of material which then had to be filled with epoxy. I generally don’t mind working with epoxy, but when I’m going for a smooth finish on a surface, it ends up being difficult to sand (especially on end grain).

I hope you all enjoy the project!

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#1 posted 12-23-2014 09:14 AM

Nice work, Fun to try different things

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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