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Massive Cutting Board

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Project by TheWoodArtisan posted 06-28-2016 01:13 AM 645 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lumber used:
-Cherry
-Maple
-Walnut
-Babinga

Originally was going to use some Padauk, however, my local sources didn’t have a good selection so I had to change to babinga.

The cutting board was glued together using Tightbond III wood glue, in my opinion it is the only choice for cutting boards and the first cutting boards i made are still holding strong and going on 7 years old.

Luckily my wife’s uncle is retired and has a wonderful wood shop where I was able to use a large drum sander to do 90% of the finish work, saving me about 8 hours of sanding. I sanded the board to 120 grit sandpaper, routed the edges using a round-over bit, finished the board with Mineral oil and put on 3/4” bumpers on the bottom.

I will be building a few shop jigs to aid in the glue up of other cutting boards and I had to build a cross cut sled to finish this board. This board turned out great, learned some lessons and used some new techniques. Can’t wait for my next project.





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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 06-28-2016 01:42 AM

The board looks nice, with all the different species. Just how “massive” is this board?

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TheWoodArtisan

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#2 posted 06-28-2016 01:47 AM

24” x 20” I can’t believe I forgot to put that in the post. LOL

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Mip

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#3 posted 06-28-2016 12:21 PM

Cool looking board. I’ve used regular titebond glue on my boards, and they’re still holding up. Mine are about four years old, not as old as yours, though. My Mom’s got one from when she married my Dad and was 21 at the time, now she’s 77 and the board is as good as new. There was no such thing as titebond three back then, didn’t need it as long as the boards are jointed correctly. Just sayin’.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-28-2016 03:29 PM

This is a very impressive cutting board. Nice work.

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StickleyStyle

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#5 posted 06-28-2016 06:56 PM

Nice looking board you have created Xodus. One thing I would like to comment on though. You seem to be experincing an excessive amount of burning on your rip cuts. Two things to look at: the easiest, blade sharpness, ,the other is alignment of the fence to the blade. It is not always enough to have the fence parallel to the miter slots, it is possible for the saw top not to be paralell with the plane of the blade also. Not only does burning make for more clean up later but the real issue is it could indicate binding which can lead to a kick back which no one wants to experience. Just my two cents Xodux, keep up the good work and be safe!

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TheWoodArtisan

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#6 posted 06-28-2016 09:34 PM

Stickley, I noticed that as well and have since replaced the blade and gave the tablesaw a much needed tune up. I also figured out that I was pushing my wood through the saw too slow which was causing some of the burn marks. Lots of lessons learned on this build.

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Amx1041

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#7 posted 06-29-2016 04:06 PM

What did you use for a finish?

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#8 posted 07-02-2016 01:17 PM



What did you use for a finish?

- Amx1041

Mineral Oil is all that I used.

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#9 posted 07-02-2016 01:37 PM

Nice board. As for glue, I used Titebond II on several, but switched to Titebond III when I realized that folks were putting the cutting boards in the dishwasher. They brought the ‘partially disassembled’ boards back to me and wanted to know what happened. Dishwasher happened. I redid the boards with the Titebond III and asked that they hand wash the boards.

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TheWoodArtisan

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#10 posted 07-02-2016 01:38 PM



Nice board. As for glue, I used Titebond II on several, but switched to Titebond III when I realized that folks were putting the cutting boards in the dishwasher. They brought the partially disassembled boards back to me and wanted to know what happened. Dishwasher happened. I redid the boards with the Titebond III and asked that they hand wash the boards.

- Kirk650

Ahhhh, dishwasher….that’s terrible.

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