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Project by John posted 11-13-2018 07:19 PM 629 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is more a Cheese Board than a Cutting Board, for my wife’s sister. It is 9.25” by 12.75” by 1.5”. No feet on it, she will try and find something with a lower profile than the ones I’ve been using.

I noticed the boards I’ve given to my kids have felt a bit rough after being wiped down with a wet cloth many times so I’ve started wetting and sanding each board I’m making now 3 times before oiling. You can feel the roughness lessening each time and it is real easy to get them smooth again.

There are some pieces of Red Padauk in this board (last picture shows one) that turned quite dark after they were oiled, I was hoping they would have stayed a little redder.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 07:46 PM

Nice looking board.

I end up drilling a hole and placing the feet in them, so only a small amount protrudes. For example if the rubber foot is 1/2” high, I’ll drill holes at 3/8” deep and then screw the feet down in the hole. Works well and you can use whatever height foot you can find.

One particularly large cutting board wasn’t exactly level, so since the feet were in a hole, I could add a shim between the board and foot to help level things out.

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 08:00 PM

very cute

-- bambi

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 08:47 PM

Like all those you post. How many panels are you making (gluing) up to create one of those cutting boards ?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 08:55 PM

Great looking board as always.


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#5 posted 11-13-2018 10:28 PM

Great looking board as always.


- wcp

Said it all!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 11-14-2018 12:29 AM

Thanks fellows, and for the tips gotmarko.

Rick, do you mean how many rows I’ve glued together to make up the board? Looks like 14 in this one. 18 or more in the bigger boards. I’m gluing up one now with length wise rows for a different look.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 11-14-2018 12:37 AM

Wow just a cutting board machine! End grain hard to get smooth, could try a Card scrapper?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 11-14-2018 01:07 AM

The boards are smooth Andre, but I can see faint lines that I want to remove. The end grain is so hard that it’s a real chore.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 11-14-2018 03:48 AM

Nice solid board, John!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 11-14-2018 02:10 PM

Fine looking board John. I’m with you, I used Padauk and Purpleheart in boards before but they have a tendency to turn very dark in a short while.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 11-17-2018 05:42 PM

Very nice end grain cutting board. Thanks for the process tips

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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