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Tried my hand at this Jatoba and White Oak cutting board. Haven’t made one like this before so wanted to see if I could do it. Turned out pretty well. Would make it a little thicker next time as it is only about 1/2” thick.

-- Dave, Castroville,Tx





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Tony1212

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#1 posted 02-16-2018 02:40 PM

Did you make this for yourself? I’d be interested in an update a year or so from now to see how it holds together.

There’s a general rule of thumb that says not to secure a board cross-grain to the main glue up. The main glue-up will want to expand and contract with humidity/moisture, but the cross-grain board will try to prevent that, putting a lot of tension into the project and possibly breaking it.

But there’s a lot of debate around that rule of thumb. It would be interesting to see how it fares over a year’s time.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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pottz

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 05:33 PM

i agree with tony about how you did the glue up.and yeah you might want to go thicker next time 1/2 is a little thin for a cutting board.it looks nice though.welcome to lumber jocks dave.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Dave

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 07:09 PM

Thanks for the feedback gents. I will keep an eye on it for sure. I’m currently working on another one that won’t have the cross grain. Do you guys think it would have been a little more stable with a boarder?

-- Dave, Castroville,Tx

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Andre

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 07:23 PM

I find the size will dictate the thickness, but seldom go less than 3/4” thick!
Cross grain will cause problems and I don’t like Oak as it is to porous? IMHO!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 02-16-2018 07:57 PM

Welcome aboard Dave. Lots of great woodworkers from all over the World hang out here. I agree, I love the design and hope it holds up for you. I made a few smaller cutting boards years ago from Bamboo and they were only 1/2” thick but no cross grain. Well, the wife is still using one of them and was in my shop the other day saying she would like a larger/thicker board….just happened to be working on one.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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pottz

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#6 posted 02-16-2018 08:40 PM



Thanks for the feedback gents. I will keep an eye on it for sure. I’m currently working on another one that won’t have the cross grain. Do you guys think it would have been a little more stable with a boarder?

- Dave

no i dont think a border would make a difference when wood moves it moves,its the pulling in different directions that will make it split.you may get lucky,time will tell.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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JKORTE

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#7 posted 02-16-2018 10:05 PM

Very nice board.

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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