Workaholic Cutting Board

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Project by oldguy2 posted 01-03-2017 08:18 PM 1922 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this Large Cutting board 2 1/2 inch thick by 12 inch by 12 inch before Thanksgiving and now recouped from knee replacement, am able to get some shop time and finished it late for Christmas for a church friend.
It is 15 strips of ash and hardwood glued on the sides to create the block. For its handgrips I centered a 3 inch rectangle and with plunge routing made it to slightly over 1/2 inch deep by 1 1/2 And created angled corners for ease of fingers to enter. This is shown with m/m in the handgrip area, bottom side up picture. I rounded all edges with a 3/8 bit and belt sanded then palm sanded all surfaces. I tried the Shopsmith 5 inch discs and was very pleased with the 220 for smoothing the final surface and cleaning up any flaws or marks. I used a small drum sander by hand to clean up the handgrip area and this was easier than paper on the hardwood. If you look back in my projects I have another cutting board and how I bought a load of wood from a drawer company. This is more of that load and I just had to pick pieces and trim to size. A table lamp is half done and a band saw box…just waiting for more shop time. One photo is the oil finish half way coating the top. Just as a how does it go picture.

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 08:33 PM

Some guys do the heavy work.

Nice board.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-05-2017 06:55 PM

It’s realy ’’a piece’’. Even if you put it into a planer from time to time it will last.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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