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Project by dpow posted 1382 days ago 1889 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hundreds or more have already been posted but I had to jump on the LJ bandwagon and try my hand(and skills) at making a few cutting boards. I will have to agree with many of the past comments; they are fun to make. Also, like snowflakes, no two cutting boards are the same.

I used cherry, black walnut, maple, and a few pieces of white oak, glued together with Titebond II. The 2 larger boards are 12” x 17” x 1.75” thick. The small board is 9” x 12” x 1.25” thick. I made a simple sliding router jig to use to finish the flatness and thickness. After a short time of sanding with a palm sander and a R. O. sander, I gave it a couple coats of mineral oil followed by a generous coat of Butcher Block Conditioner. WOW! does that bring out the colors and the contrast.

I may try to make a larger c. board in the future, but for right now its time to get back to some cabinets or furniture or ??? Thanks for looking.

-- Doug





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1382 days ago

Hey Doug
When cutting boards look as great as yours I love to see them. Super designs beautiful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SPalm

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#2 posted 1382 days ago

Very nice. Those are really great looking.
Good job with the router. It looks like it worked just fine for you. Heck, better than just fine.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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rowdy

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#3 posted 1382 days ago

Nice work. Especially like the one in the second picture.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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Skelatile

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#4 posted 1382 days ago

Hey Im new to LJ but have been looking at folks projects for a while. I have been working on a pieced stool top (similar to your style cutting boards) but the joints have not been as clean as I want them. How are you clamping your cutting boards together to get those joints nice and tight? You have done an awesome job by the way. I really like your work

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TJ65

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#5 posted 1382 days ago

They are cool looking cutting boards.
haven’t seen that particular pattern here tho!
Good to see unique patterns even if they are sort of the same project.
I really have to get around in making one myself!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1381 days ago

Well done! The secret handshake will be sent to you. Why did use Titebond 2 instead of 3 which is water proof? The board in pic 2 is great. Nice job.

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

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closetguy

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#7 posted 1381 days ago

I’m always glad to see something different. Those boards are great!

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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Tomw

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#8 posted 1289 days ago

Very nice. They remind me of Navajo blankets.

-- Tom

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1192 days ago

Nice C boards….the designs and colors are great : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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