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Project by Jerry posted 1923 days ago 1855 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have found the simple task of building a cutting board to be absolutely addictive. I started with a small bread board just to use up some scraps but I couldn’t stop there. I still mainly use my scraps to put them together, but I am taking a little more time and putting out more intricate designs. One of the pleasures is the response you get from most people when they see them. I hope you like these.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford





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JoeinDE

366 posts in 1928 days


#1 posted 1923 days ago

Maple, cherry. walnut?

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Jerry

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#2 posted 1923 days ago

Maple and walnut only.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1922 days ago

They look great. love the designs.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1922 days ago

WOW , You’ve got some really nice designs here ! What did you finish them with ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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degoose

6981 posts in 1960 days


#5 posted 1922 days ago

Sweet boards, love the borders!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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johnpoolesc

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#6 posted 1922 days ago

good looking work.. your skillset would be a natural for segmented turnings

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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Chris

338 posts in 1963 days


#7 posted 1922 days ago

These look really nice. I’m going to have to add these to my get-around-to-it list.

-- Chris

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Jerry

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#8 posted 1922 days ago

Dusty….Thanks, I use a combination of mineral oil and bee’s wax. My mother used cooking oil to keep her cutting boards in good condition. This works fine if you use them alot and clean them often, but if not the cooking oil will get a rancid smell after awhile. The mineral oil doesn’t smell or go bad. A cup of mineral oil and table spoon of shaved bee’s wax melted together in the microwave is the best finish I have found. The mineral oil brings the wood to life and the warm bee’s wax settles in and hardens the finish while keeping the surface 100% food safe.
I know, too much information…...LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1921 days ago

Not at all…I never knew the recipe for mixing the two , so I haven’t tried the bees wax. I’ve used Mineral Oil for years for the same reasons you mentioned. Now if I can find some reasonably priced beeswax i’ll give it a go ! Thanks for sharing your recipe : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jerry

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#10 posted 1921 days ago

The best place to buy bee’s wax is a hobby store like Hobby Lobby or Micheals. It doesn’t take much.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 1920 days ago

Thanks for the tip on where to buy it . I’ve only seen it at WoodCraft for about $5 for a little itty bitty stick of it ! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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PurpLev

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#12 posted 1920 days ago

Jerry, that mix idea is terrific – thanks for the post! will definitely come in handy

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jerry

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#13 posted 1920 days ago

Glad to hear I could contribute something positive!!! LOL

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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