|Project by Karson||posted 12-22-2009 06:34 AM||1984 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
This is the first cutting board that I made. It was made for my son about 8 years ago.
He is a Professional Chef and the boards that they used in the French Kitchen that he was working at had a kicker board on the front and back.
The kicker board on the front goes over the front edge of the counter top. You can push back on the board and it stays in the one place.
The kicker board on the back is to catch what it is that you are cutting up. You flip it with your knife and it goes to the back but doesn’t fall off.
The board is totally reversible. Either side could be up.
This is made from a 22” wide piece of Birdseye Maple It is 5/4 thick The back and front pieces are also Maple and are glued on.
It is finished with melted paraffin wax. I used an electric iron to melt the wax and to allow it to penetrate the wood fibers. This is what was used in the old butcher shops to protect their chopping blocks.
I’ve had to repair a few of the boards from the kitchen because they were laminated maple strips and they ran the boards through the dishwasher so they came apart quite often.
He takes a little better care of his own board.
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