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Project by John posted 1988 days ago 1734 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone. Just finished a cutting board that will be a wedding present for some friends of ours. Dimensions are 2”x14”x19”. First time using this finish and so far so good. Heated it up in my glue pot filled with water. Put on four coats and it seems to be finished absorbing any more. This board went a lot faster than previous ones. I used clamping cauls to keep everything in line and that minimized leveling. I used my new Lie Nielsen low angle jointer to plane it level. I was really impressed and tired after using it. In the past I used a belt sander and that took forever and made lots of dust. For the grooves in the board I used a 3/4” core box bit. This time around I double stick taped an mdf template guide with rounded corners to the board. I found that whenever I would pause the bit would burn the wood so I kept the router moving at all times. Even when making depth changes. Worked like a charm. No burning at all. I just love the way end grain looks with a finish on it.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 1988 days ago

Very nice cutting board. Thanks for sharing the info on the finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Rob

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#2 posted 1988 days ago

This is a great board. A lot of attention to detail with the bookmatching. The routing is so clean to. I usually burn end grain. And that logo burnt in just tops it of. I’d like to get one of those.

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 1988 days ago

Great Board. Love the detail on the grain pattern also. Does heating the oil help it absorb into the wood better?

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firecaster

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#4 posted 1988 days ago

Good looking board. Great gift.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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John

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#5 posted 1987 days ago

Thanks guys.

Lou,
Heating the oil definitely makes it easier to apply. The stuff is pretty thick at room temperature.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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