First Cuttin Board

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Project by georgethegoat posted 12-17-2009 02:14 AM 1557 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

its poplar and oak. i know now that those were not necessarily the best choices. i finished it with butcher block oil. the clamps i had were not really sufficient for the job, and i was using crappy glue, so along the way the pieces did break here and there. as a result there’s small gaps. i came up with the brilliant idea (not) to coat the entire thing in glue and then sand it back down to take care of those gaps. well working with a belt sander is not the most fun or clean way to do that. whatever, i’m relatively happy with the outcome given it was a first, and my workspace is very limited. its for my mother for xmas, i’m thinking i’ll warn her that it might not be the best quality cutting board and then just make her another one as soon as i get a chance.

lots of good learning here though.

any comments, criticisms, or praise (ya right!) are welcome.

-- george

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 02:58 AM

You can print her an official guarantee replacement warranty to go with the gift. It will be cute.

Looks like a first good shot.

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 03:40 AM

Not bad at all for your first attempt. Sounds like you learned by doing. Better luck on the next one.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 04:11 AM

In woodworking there are no mistakes, only new design opportunities. And always learning opportunities.

Since I’m sure you worked hard on this first attempt, hat’s off, it’s looking good.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 07:50 AM

Lot’s of good videos on youtube, search cutting boards or end grain cutting boards. The Wood Whisperer has one of the best, IMO.

-- tim hill

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 03:33 PM

looks real good

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 04:00 PM

I’m pretty picky and I think it looks great. Nice job. :-)

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 09:06 PM

Nice Job…

-- Rick

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