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My First Cutting Board

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Project by JeremyT posted 12-27-2015 03:52 PM 572 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the mother-in-law mentioned in passing that she wanted a new cutting board. I had accumulated some scrap and thought to myself…chance to earn brownie points. Hickory, soft maple, and walnut. Some glue, a few clamps, a little routing and sanding and voila. After some research I now know that hickory is a poor choice for a cutting board but the M-I-L loves it so I will just keep that to myself.

-- Jeremy - San Antonio, TX





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#1 posted 12-27-2015 03:54 PM

Very nice cutting board and welcome to the cutting board fraternity. I’m not married but from what I understand a happy M-I-L is always welcome.

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

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#2 posted 12-27-2015 05:01 PM

Looks great, Whats wrong with Hickory?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 12-27-2015 05:10 PM

Nothing wrong with brownie points. :-) Boards looks really nice.

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

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#4 posted 12-27-2015 05:22 PM

Andre – From what I have read hickory is an open-grain wood which invites bacteria.

-- Jeremy - San Antonio, TX

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#5 posted 12-28-2015 12:53 AM



Andre – From what I have read hickory is an open-grain wood which invites bacteria.

- JeremyT

No worse than a lot of Walnuts and from my experience many of the Walnuts we get around here are more porous.
I would have no concerns using any of the Hickory that has been in my shop.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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