GIANT butcher block cutting board Christmas present...

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Project by dbhost posted 12-25-2009 10:06 PM 4024 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cutting board made for LOML’s Christmas present…

Dimensions are 17.5” W x 23.5” L x 1.5” H

Materials are Walnut and Red Oak.

Top edges are 1/2” roundovers.

Bottom Edges are 1/4” roundovers.

Finish is Lemon Oil / Beeswax.

The hardest part of this project was hand planing the surface flat. I probably spent more time tuning the plane and getting it dead right than I did actually planing the board…

I finished this a little less than two weeks ago and wrapped it. It still smells like lemons…

I was worried she wouldn’t like it, I didn’t need to worry, she loves it…

Thanks for looking.

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 10:13 PM

Now this is a cutting board. That could almost be used for a top of a workbench! :)

I am sure that she loved it. It is a gorgeous cutter.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 12-25-2009 10:26 PM

well done ,

and when mama is happy ,

you have permission to work in the shop ,

on her honey do list !(LOL) .

-- 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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#3 posted 12-26-2009 03:35 AM

That’s a real beauty. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 12-26-2009 06:05 AM

That a way to go, David. Had a good Christmas myself, but I was not nearly so creative with Sherie. Thanks for the final view, remember talking about the finish. Just great.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 12-26-2009 08:01 PM

Great looking board.
How much does it weigh?

Great work!!!

-- Andy, Pine Plains, NY

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 12-26-2009 09:24 PM

Great looking board, if it ever gets too heavy for her, put some legs on it and make it a chopping block.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 12-26-2009 10:31 PM

I haven’t put it on a scale, but it is pretty hefty…

We haven’t used it yet, but it already found a home in the lazy Susan where the old plastic one lived…

This is going to be really nice to slice & serve things like large French bread baguettes with…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#8 posted 12-26-2009 10:38 PM

cool board good job

-- Custom furniture

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