Bread cutting boards

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Project by VillageWood posted 07-23-2009 04:26 AM 2649 views 27 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the my latest project with a fresh coat of mineral oil. The boards are 5” x 20” and have reduced my offcuts pile significantly. Yeah, I know, I’m still in “stripes” mode…

Thanks to Lumberjock mtkate for the finishing advice.

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 04:28 AM

Wow wonderful boards great designs and woods

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 04:46 AM

Great Lookin Boards

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 04:50 AM

Very attractive. Like those a lot!..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 05:04 AM

very nice boards,
each is unique !
well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-23-2009 05:09 AM

Can I steal the idea… lol
Long and sweet.
I do like the line of the stripes.
Do you use a template to cut the shape?

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

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#6 posted 07-23-2009 05:09 AM

Good color combo and shapes.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#7 posted 07-23-2009 05:12 AM

any info on what woods those are?

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#8 posted 07-23-2009 05:27 AM

Quite a utilitarian design that’s beautiful to boot. I can see all kinds of uses for a board like these…cutting bread, playing cricket, disciplining the kids…..

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#9 posted 07-23-2009 06:04 AM

these are all really nice!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 07-23-2009 06:53 AM

Good looking boards. Will you provide a little detail on wood selection and finish?

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#11 posted 07-23-2009 12:28 PM

That size is great for cutting bread. What a great idea…I too will “steal” the idea!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 07-23-2009 02:06 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments. I had kept the description short because I tend to run on a bit at times…

Ericandcandi, the woods are, from left to right: figured maple with padauk and cherry, cherry with roasted maple and regular maple, bird’s eye maple with purpleheart and cherry, cherry with padauk and walnut, roasted maple with purpleheart and cherry. The finish is mineral oil as recommended by mtkate. I was thinking of other finishes (after all it’s a bread board, not meat or veggie). However, mtkate rightly pointed out that if there’s a board (any board) in a kitchen, it will likely be used for veggies or meat even though it may be meant for bread. So I decided to play it safe and use mineral oil.

Degoose, Ellen, by all means steal it. That’s what Lumberjocks is all about: the exchange of ideas and techniques. The wide strips are 1”, the highlight strips are 1/2”, and the smaller stips are 1/4”. Degoose, the template is paper and is drawn onto the board before cutting. The wholke handle section is 6” from shoulders to tip, the round handle being about 2 inches across. The hole is 3/4”. The boards are 5/8” thick. They just looked a little too chunky at 3/4” thick.

Scopemonkey, you think like my wife. She picked up one of the bread boards, whacked it in her palm a couple of times, nodded in approval, and went hunting for our 10-year-old. :-D

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#13 posted 07-23-2009 06:44 PM

“went hunting for our 10-year-old.” .....LOL… I remember being the hunted one ! hahahahaa

These are great …very nice selection and design : )

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

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#14 posted 07-23-2009 08:37 PM

Nice cuttin boards.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 07-24-2009 04:21 AM

Roasted Maple? Not sure I’ve heard of that before. Surely you don’t roast regular maple? ;) ...or maybe you do…I have no idea.

Nice work on these…they have a very nice look to them.

Roasted maple….huh….(I say as I scratch my head…)

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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