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Obligatory Mothers day cutting board

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Project by Chase posted 05-12-2010 01:06 PM 1467 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first full attempt at a cutting board. I finished it in time for mother’s day, and it turned out pretty well. Standard purpleheart and hard maple with a HD bought butcher block conditioner. First two pics are after treatment, and second two are before oiling.

My friends and family all like it, so I am probably going to be in mass production mode of these things here soon.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.





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TungOilTim

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 02:12 PM

Looks good, Chase. I made the mistake of making a member of my family one. I believe I have about 10 relatives waiting for theirs now.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 04:03 PM

Chase, nice board! I like the different sizing of the wood you used to help the pattern overlap a bit, adding visual interest, as well as strength to the joints.

I am in the throws of one as we speak and am looking forward to finishing it in the next couple of days.

I have a few questions:
Did you use a roundover bit on the router, or sand the edges over?
What are your dimensions for this board, including thickness? I like the proportions.
Anything you’d do differently next time around?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Chase

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 04:19 PM

Jonathan, the cove cut outs and round overs were done by a router, and cleaned up with my RA sander.
The dimensions are 8×12 and it is just a bit over an inch thick. A good size for doing a few chicken breasts or a hand full of veggies.
I don’t know that I would change much, because I started with a prototype board, and made most of my mistakes on that one.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 04:25 PM

Thanks for answering those questions. Seems to be a good smaller size that’s easier to move around, and it takes up less counter space.

I’m debating on whether or not I want to add the cove handles to the board I’m making right now, as I think I’m going to put rubber feet on it. That’ll allow the hands to slip underneath, so the coves may not be necessary.

Did you use Howard’s on it?

I hope it gets many years of heavy use!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Chase

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#5 posted 05-12-2010 04:31 PM

Yep, that is the name of the stuff. It was only 7 or 8 bucks from HD, so I figured it was worth a try.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 06:39 PM

Great board, I use a 3/8 round over bit on mine and put rubber feet on the bottom being most people have granite and they don’t move and can breath as well. With the small feet on them I chose not to pur the finger holes on the ends. I have been useing salad bowl finish & mineral spirits 50/50. I have the same problem started selling them and so far 37 of them gone.
Have fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Chase

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#7 posted 05-12-2010 07:00 PM

Cool, where did you get the rubber feet from?

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 05-13-2010 11:56 AM

Ganalh lumber and Home Depot sell them… I’ll be getting some this week and I’ll send you the item number.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jonathan

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#9 posted 05-13-2010 03:24 PM

Rockler also carries a similar product for $3.19. I am going to look at these feet and then compare them to the ones at the big box stores for the end grain cutting board I’m working on right now.

Here is the link to the feet at Rockler:
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=653&filter=feet

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 05-15-2010 04:52 PM

As jonathan posted those are the exact ones I use, sometimes I use white ones but prefer the black one as the hide more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-15-2010 04:55 PM

Nice looking board

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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