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First Attempt at a Cutting Board

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I’ve been thinking about trying a cutting board for awhile. It seems like everybody on this website has done at least one! I don’t own a jointer or a planer, but I do have a friend with the right tools. So I spent a bit of time in his garage getting the pieces all fixed up. The wood is maple, cherry, and walnut. The picture was taken after the first coat of mineral oil. I followed the plans and instructions provided in an issue of Wood Magazine. My wife loves it, but it is going to her parents for Christmas.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1314 days ago

Aaron, Nice work amd congrats on your first board! You have done it now, Once someone see these you’ll never be able to make enough of them. I have made over 50 boards and always like this one. Keep an eye on your grain orientation and enjoy. Congrats!

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

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 1314 days ago

Nice for your first one. I couldn’t tell it was a first for you.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Don

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#3 posted 1314 days ago

At the risk of trying to up my comment count, good job Aaron!

I’ve just started my career as a professional cutting board maker and thus far, I’ve really enjoyed producing the few boards I posted. They are fairly simple to make but challenging to have it (them) come out with the WOW factor.

Lots of time to make a special one for your wife for under the tree…

One down, many to go!! :o)

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 1313 days ago

The combination of walnut, maple and cherry is just beautiful.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1313 days ago

That is a nice cutting board. Do you have any pics of the process?
Thanks for sharing…...

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

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1313 days ago

Nice. A real classic.
Be prepared for all the requests for more.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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rowdy

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#7 posted 1313 days ago

Have you started on another one yet? Be careful, as they are addictive (aside from the sanding involved). Anyhow, your first attempt looks fine.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 1313 days ago

I LOVE THIS BOARD, I TOO SAW IT IN WOOD MAG, AND THE MAG STILL IS UNDER MY WORKBENCH. YOU’VE INSPIRED ME TO GIVE IT A GO! NICE WORK.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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degoose

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#9 posted 1313 days ago

This is truly a classic and I like the way you have kept the grain orientation the same and the overlapping design is certainly better than a chess boards style. Prepare for many more… I have made hundreds and can’t keep up with the demand.. or the desire to design different ones… Welcome to the club.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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McLeanVA

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#10 posted 1312 days ago

I agree with Steve. This is the first of many, so you may want to buy your friend with the tools a nice Christmas gift, cause you’re going to be seeing a lot of him in the near future.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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