Third and final cutting board

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Project by Ebro posted 10-20-2015 12:21 AM 1218 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone should be allowed to post 3 cutting boards… this is my 3rd. I wanted to come up with a use for this nicely figured oak board. I was in production mode (and bored to death) at the time with maple cutting boards so I decided to change things up. The banding is Wenge. It is 7.5”x13.5”, basically working around the size of the oak piece. The finish is mineral oil. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 10-20-2015 12:46 AM

That oak is TOO pretty! Will it keep the look over prolonged use as a cutting surface?

-- Slice, whack, smack, bang bang, sploosh, scrape, done.

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#2 posted 10-20-2015 01:11 AM

It would probably hold up but I doubt if it ever sees a knife at all. My wife says ‘it’s too pretty’ to cut on.

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#3 posted 10-20-2015 01:26 AM

That is pretty wood. I gave my mom a cutting board last year and she won’t use it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 10-20-2015 04:37 PM

I’ve given my Mom 3 different cutting boards, and she says the same thing! “Their too pretty to cut on!!!!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#5 posted 10-20-2015 05:53 PM

I don’t know about that being your Final Cutting Board. Most people get started making them and then never Quit making them , somebody always see’s them and then wants one.

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#6 posted 10-20-2015 09:19 PM

Hey, Ebro, since we all agree that it is too pretty to cut on, how about adding a pair of handles and using it as a serving tray? I love the oak/wenge combination.

-- Art

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#7 posted 10-20-2015 09:27 PM

Having your oak stand slightly proud of the banding is a nice touch. Good work!

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#8 posted 10-20-2015 11:48 PM

It is too pretty to cut on—but then again, sometimes things should be used for their intended purposes!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 10-21-2015 12:38 AM

I don t know about that being your Final Cutting Board. Most people get started making them and then never Quit making them , somebody always see s them and then wants one.

- Richard

This is so true. If not that it’s a fallback when I don’t have any big projects to work on but have hardwood scraps begging me to turn them into closet decorations.

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#10 posted 10-21-2015 12:42 AM

Make a cutting board out of end grain doug fir. Maybe she will use that. That oak has some really nice figure. I personally would have made a box out of it, instead.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 10-21-2015 12:43 AM

Nice cutting board.
Aw, go ahead and cut on it. I made this one and it is all sliced up on both sides but can be sanded and oiled again.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 10-21-2015 04:02 AM

Ha ha! You guys crack me up. It’s unnatural for the word ‘pretty’ to be thrown around that much on this site. Who knew a cutting board would draw so much attention.

Richard, I’ll definitely make more (I have a dozen more in the works) but I won’t post any more of them. I’m sticking to my self-imposed 3 cutting board post limit!

Splintergroup, thanks for noticing. That’s my favorite part of that board.

Dark Lightning, I did consider using it for a box but there wasn’t enough wood to make one decent sized to show off the grain. I posted an end grain walnut and oak board that I made and she liked that one too much to use also. I give up figuring her out! End grain fir might just do it…

Jim, that board is really cool! I learn something every time I see one of your projects.

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#13 posted 10-21-2015 09:22 AM

Nice, Well done…. I have 5 more almost done on the last few coats of finish. I quit posting them as well. Have made over 300 of them. Ugh

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 10-21-2015 11:45 PM

It is “pretty” but I think you are going to find that the mitered corners of the banding are going to come apart due to expansion and contraction of the wood, especially the oak. Been there and done that. (-:

-- Les B, Oregon

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#15 posted 10-22-2015 08:00 PM

Ebro, that’s a nice looking cutting board. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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