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Simple Long Grain Cutting Board

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Project by WWilson posted 01-11-2010 05:10 AM 1174 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple long grain cutting board I built for a guy who didn’t like an end grain one that I had made. He wanted something simpler and cheaper. It is made of some scraps of hard maple, cherry, and walnut I had left over from some other projects. I used Titebond II for the glue up. Overall dimensions were roughly 14” x 16” x just under 3/4” thick. I eased the edges on my router table with a round over bit and then sanded the whole board up to 220 grit. It was finished with 3 coats of walnut oil. Just prior to finishing but after sanding I stuck on 4 3M rubber bumper to the bottom. This is the first time I used adhesive bumpers (I usually use ones with screws) and I was really happy with how they turned out. Just be sure to clean the board real good before sticking them on.





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richgreer

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 03:50 PM

This is well done and I like the choice of wood.

In addition to time in the workshop I also spend time in the kitchen. As a woodworker, I like end grain cutting boards that are somewhat thick with some real substance. As a cook, I like cutting boards that are thin and long grain is fine.

There is another way to think about cutting boards – Are they for show or are they to be used on a regular basis? Thick end grained cutting boards are showy. Thinner, long grain boards are practical.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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WWilson

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 07:42 PM

Hi Rich,

Thanks for the comments. I agree on the practicality of this board too. End Grain boards are nice and durable but this one was very light and seemed “handy” to me..

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