baltic birch cutting boards

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Project by mjon posted 12-14-2010 11:44 AM 4222 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are made from baltic birch ply with a strip of pauk or purple heart ,they are sliced then re laminated to make a really tough cutting board then finnished with salad bowl finnish.i made my one for my wife back in 1980 still got her and still got the cutting board. i have made hundreds of them in last few years but she still likes it the best. still got the wife. michaeljon,woodworker

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 02:30 PM

That’s a very nice look. I’ll bet they are strong enough to hold up a truck. Great work.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 03:49 PM

Sounds like they are strong enough to hold the marriage together. lol Looks good.


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#3 posted 12-14-2010 03:54 PM

Looks great, nice boards.

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

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 04:10 PM

Great looking. Good idea, I’ll bet its tough.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 04:37 PM

very nice looking boards—-but a question please—i have never seen or heard of a plywood board before, i reckon it holds up especially after 30 years, maybe i dont really have a question. this is just new to me.

they do look very good thanks for sharing

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 05:24 PM

They look great. I’ve been doing little projects using laminated plywood. I was going to ask if a cutting board can be done using laminated plywood. You answered my question. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 05:28 PM

looks great good jiob

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 05:30 PM

Nice looking boards. Would the glue in the plywood board be food safe?

(Must be some what safe after 30 years and hundreds of them in use.)

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 03:48 AM

Nice work as usual!!!! ;0) If you get a chance, tell us about the process. Thanks. Jack from Herald, CA

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 05:01 AM

Great looking boards. The stand is also an interesting design as well.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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