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Project by SawdustWrangler posted 2018 days ago 2315 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The name of this project maybe odd but its where the idea came to be. My wife will get a boston butt from time to time for me to grill and make BBQ (recipe will cost ya :)..). We didn’t own any type of cutting board large enough to dice the meat. Of course this presented the opportunity (excuse) to spend some quality time in the shop. The board is maple and measures 20” x 12” x 1 3/4”. Its coated with mineral spirits and the application will be repeated every day for a week, once a week for a month and once a month for a year. The bottom of the board has non slip pads for steady cutting.

-- Chris, South Carolina





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John Gray

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#1 posted 2018 days ago

Nice heavy duty job, my style! Thanks for the post!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Todd Thomas

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#2 posted 2018 days ago

nice looking cutter…useful…...now about the BBQ recipe…......

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 2018 days ago

looks like a manly sized cutting board… sturdy and ready for bbq-ing!

and now, as Todd said—- about that BBQ recipe!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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northwoodsman

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#4 posted 2018 days ago

Mineral spirits or mineral oil? Nice board! I would lose the feet and just use a damp towel a little larger than the cutting board. It will keep it from sliding around and catch the dripping at the same time. You really need to oil the whole board (top, bottom and all edges). Unless the feet are screwed on, the oil will loosen the adhesive and the feet will come off.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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prez

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#5 posted 2017 days ago

Yea, I agree…feet aren’t necessary… I made one years and years ago (40) and still use it. Make a slot/cut on the ends to help lift it up for cleaning and what-not…and that’s all you need. Put a date on it….grandkids want to know “how old it is!” :-)

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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SawdustWrangler

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#6 posted 2017 days ago

Thanks guys. Northwoodsman, you are correct it is mineral spirits. It was ate at night when I posted. Thanks for the input on the feet. This was my first board attempt so any input is very helpful. I will be doing a smaller one for regular use with a little mahogany and maple. I have several friends that have asked about them so it should make good practice for creativity. Great idea on the date! Next will be another board or a spice rack.

-- Chris, South Carolina

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slick1970

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#7 posted 2006 days ago

Chris, Great Job!! If you have a Ingles close by, Boston Butts are on sale till tomarrow nitght. $.98 (cents) per pound this week!! Last week Bi-Lo had em for $.99 (cents) per pound. Bought some last week form Bi-Lo and tomarrow I’m gonna get about 4- 6 of them for a future BBQ. and just might cook one Sunday. I have brokened all my cutting boards from chopping. Gonna have to make one now since seeing yours. I am near the Ga. and South Carolina line…. If I smell smoke I’m coming over the Savannah to get some of that BBQ!!!

-- David, Tignall,Georgia

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slick1970

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#8 posted 2006 days ago

Chris, Great Job!! If you have a Ingles close by, Boston Butts are on sale till tomarrow nitght. $.98 (cents) per pound this week!! Last week Bi-Lo had em for $.99 (cents) per pound. Bought some last week form Bi-Lo and tomarrow I’m gonna get about 4- 6 of them for a future BBQ. and just might cook one Sunday. I have brokened all my cutting boards from chopping. Gonna have to make one now since seeing yours. I am near the Ga. and South Carolina line…. If I smell smoke I’m coming over the Savannah River to get some of that BBQ!!!

-- David, Tignall,Georgia

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Karson

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#9 posted 2006 days ago

Great looking board. I’ll take the recipe also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 2006 days ago

What a hefty cutting board. What about that recipe? If I smell that coming from the south I’m going to look you both up….................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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SawdustWrangler

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#11 posted 2006 days ago

Ok guys. 6 to 9 lb boston butt. lightly season with greek pepper & season salt. I only use a homemade charcoal grill for this. It has a rack on each end for the coals. Once lighting and ready, place meat in center..walk away. 3 to 4 hours later return and flip the meat. 45 to 60 min later take up as long as done. I then take it and chop up like bbq meat with an ulu knife. Next mix your sauce into the meat with your hands. You know its right when sauce is on at least one elbow. I’ve found Sticky Fingers yellow is great but to each their own. Finally preheat oven to 200. Place the meat in oven for 20 – 30 min basting the sauce. ;-)

-- Chris, South Carolina

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cabinetmaster

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#12 posted 2006 days ago

Thanks Sawdust…..................... now I won’t need to travel travel south to get some…......LOL

My mouth is drooling already…........can’t wait for some warmer weather so I can BBQ.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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TraumaJacques

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#13 posted 1990 days ago

OK educate the Canadian what is a Boston Butt?? Interesting finish schedule, did you mean mineral oil??

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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SawdustWrangler

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#14 posted 1990 days ago

Mineral oil as you find in any pharmacy. It is food safe and medicinally used as a laxative. “Butchers Block Finish” sold by Rockler is mineral oil with a different name @ a much higher price. Salad Bowl finish is another option as is walnut oil. Waterlox has a finish too that is claimed food safe. A Boston Butt is a hefty cut of pork from the shoulder or “butt” that is the meat of choice used in BBQ most commonly in southern and southeastern US.

-- Chris, South Carolina

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TraumaJacques

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#15 posted 1990 days ago

Thanks it sound good! I will ask my local butcher to get some and will give it a try once I can see my BBQ from the snow. thanks again. As for mineral oil you are absolutely right get it at a pharmacy it’s much cheaper.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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