Cutting boards and cheese slicers

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Project by abmorse1 posted 12-26-2014 08:04 PM 1160 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a quick rehab of my craigslist purchases (tablesaw, bandsaw, and planer), I dove in at the last minute to get some Christmas projects done.

Both my dad and brother are really in to cooking, so they got a couple of wood whisperer cutting boards in maple and walnut. The hardwood dealer didn’t have any 8/4 walnut, so I doubled up on the glue ups. Finished with a couple of coats of mineral oil, and a final coat of mineral oil/ beeswax mix.

After flattening the boards using a router sled, I now know why drum sanders are so expensive. (Because they’re worth it!)

I also made some cheese slicers and learned about the limits of curved inlay. They were all supposed to get the cherry inlay, but the first set I made had some extreme curves. Finished with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish

Thanks for looking!

-- Aaron, Tulsa OK

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#1 posted 12-26-2014 08:44 PM


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 10:16 AM

clamping a curve can present frustration

real nice boards

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 12-28-2014 12:50 AM

Well, you put them to wonderful use in a quick fashion, great work

-- Norman

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#4 posted 12-29-2014 08:01 AM

I like those cheese slicers patterns.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-29-2014 02:53 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Aaron, Tulsa OK

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