New Cutting Board with a lift

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Project by blackcherry posted 05-09-2009 11:59 PM 2375 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here a twist to a rather commend problem with heavy cutting board. At one and half inches thick these board can become quit cumbersome to lift off of service area so a little creative and scrap lumber here a solution. Also I tried a old finish of mineral oil and paraffin wax. I like the look, will have to see the durability of finish although quit easy to apply. The finish is a 8 to 1 ratio of mineral oil to paraffin wax… boil some water in a small sauce pan and remove from any flame, then add the volume of mineral oil to a coffee cup and place in the pan of hot water then scrap the paraffin wax in to the oil and let stand for 10 min. by then the wax will dissolve in the oil and apply generously to surface, note do not use scented mineral oil or baby oil this is a food safe mixture. Let the board soak the oil in and apply a sec. coat. let stand over night and buff out with soft cloth. Then periodical when surface is in need of a new fresh coat reapply. Note that paraffin is a petro product and should never be used by open flame. Thanks for viewing….Blkcherry

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 12:36 AM

Pretty board

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 12:58 AM

Nice cutting board.

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 04:19 AM

Very nice! I did a board that ended up with a similar attachment. It was a custom board and she said she like to use it over the sink. With that in mind, I added a 2 1/2” hole in the upper left corner so she could push cut-offs to the disposer. The railings were placed so that they would not only keep the board off the surface of the counter but to fit up against the walls of her sink. They ended up keeping the board stable while she was cutting on it over the sink.

Great piece. Keep up the nice work!

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 04:50 AM

This is a nice board and adding the supports was a good idea.

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#5 posted 05-12-2009 08:33 PM

Nice board. I wonder about wood movement, in the style of arrangement you made. Will this layout handle different species moving at different rates? Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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