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Project by dpow posted 09-29-2010 02:49 AM 1923 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 09-29-2010 02:53 AM

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 09-29-2010 03:59 AM

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 09-29-2010 04:47 AM

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 09-29-2010 06:53 AM

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 09-29-2010 08:12 AM

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 09-29-2010 10:42 AM

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 09-29-2010 10:27 PM

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 12-30-2010 08:39 PM

Very nice. They remind me of Navajo blankets.

-- Tom

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#9 posted 04-06-2011 09:30 PM

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

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

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