My 1st Cutting Board

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Project by Chris posted 10-22-2015 03:06 PM 1162 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to all those LJs that have helped me with this project and posted pics of their cutting boards as inspiration. This was a fun project and very rewarding to the point where I can’t wait to start another one. This is walnut, cherry, and the thin strips are hickory. The board was supposed to be 10×17 and ended up being 9×14 when it was all said and done after multiple glue ups and fixes.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 10-22-2015 08:53 PM

This is a beautiful board. I would be proud to have such a board in my kitchen.

Any problems you had putting it together will only leave you better prepared for the next one.

Thanks for sharing this.

Have a great day.

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#2 posted 10-22-2015 10:13 PM


Stellar job on the cuttin’ board…I like the wood combos…A nice contrast. One of the better-looking boards I have seen…Sometimes I think these boards on here are too fancy, but that’s just me….Keep churnin’ ‘em out…

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#3 posted 10-22-2015 11:16 PM

looks good – it’s an addictive hobby!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 10-22-2015 11:42 PM

welcome to the club! looks great! they’re addictive!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#5 posted 10-23-2015 01:18 AM

Good looking board. The first of many I’m sure.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 10-23-2015 10:15 AM

Chris, Great Cutting Board… have inspired me…...I will attempt to make one at some stage.
I love the colour combination of the wood. What kind of finish did you apply?

Kind regards,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 10-23-2015 01:06 PM

Thank you all for the compliments! I really appreciate it.

Cliff … I used Howards Butcher Block Conditioner:

Its available at Home Depot and Amazon for the same price if you have prime. I read a bunch on how to make my own but I opted for this because all the different opinions got so confusing to me and this product got great reviews. I really liked how well it turned out and it was easy to work with.

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#8 posted 10-23-2015 11:02 PM

Thank you Chris. Much appreciated…...I will make a note and proceed from there. Thank you also for the Link. I am sure it will be very helpful.

Kind regards,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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