Set of 3 cutting boards

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Project by KimAccurso posted 01-08-2018 04:17 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this set of 3 for my mom and dad. She won’t use them, just sets them out in the kitchen for display. I told her to use the heck out of them and I’ll refinish when needed! They are all walnut, purple heart and maple. The medium sized one also has a strip of cherry.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#1 posted 01-08-2018 04:42 PM

Very nicely done I tell my relatives the same thing with the boards-use them-I can always refinish them if they get that beat up. Nice wood combos

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 05:48 PM

These look great. Really rich. So let me ask a questions… I just made one of my first boards and I sanded it down to 1000 with a Rotex sander. Is that too fine to accept oil? If it is, what grit should I go back to?

Sorry to hijack your thread. They really are amazing boards.

-- James - Semper Fi

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#3 posted 01-08-2018 06:09 PM

Thanks guys! And James – I just went up to 320 grit and I think they are about smooth as glass. At that grit they accept the oil just fine, I just applied several coats, letting them sit a day in-between each coat. Finished it off with mixture of beeswax and mineral oil though I’ve read many people don’t use the beeswax on them. Hope that helps!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#4 posted 01-08-2018 11:14 PM

Love the one with the free-form handle. What method did you use to rout the channel in the large one?

I used to sand to 320 on my boards, but since I expect them to be used, these days I’m pretty happy finishing up with 220.

-- ~Steve

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 03:49 AM

no worries my mom don’t listen to me either …..GREAT JOB :<))


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#6 posted 01-09-2018 12:45 PM

Steve, for the channel in the large one I just created a jig and used my large cove routing bit. The jig is simple, just plywood square to run the router along. For “Grandpa’s cutting board” I adjusted the jig to make a double wide cove groove. It was a bit more challenging to make it clean. I don’t even have guide bushings for my router yet – that’s in my wish list – so my router plate runs along the jig. It would probably be easier to use stop blocks on your router table. Oh – and make a couple passes increasing the depth of the groove. Hope that helps! And I’m with you on the 220 grit – use them like they are meant to be used and if you don’t want them used, well, then, frame them! ;)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 01-09-2018 06:14 PM

Made one for my son two years ago and he wont let anyone use it either. Going to make them one they will use.

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