Citrus Cutting Board

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-19-2011 01:49 AM 2019 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A week or so ago, my Brother asked me to make him a small cutting board strictly to be able to cut limes and lemons on. The larger board I gave him was simply too bulky to “drag out” every time he wanted to cut a lime in half.

“Just make something simple and small” Sure…........sure….....

Small he got. Simple? You be the judge.

The board is mainly figured walnut. It has two stripes going all the way through the board. One out of mahogany and the other is maple.

Also running through the board are three circles – the bigger of the three is cherry, the middle is red oak and the final one is maple.

Overall dimensions are around 5×10 inches, with the thickness of the board at 3/4 of an inch.

Oh yeah – since my Brother hasn’t yet seen this and since he also reads LJ’s…....... SURPRISE, BRO! ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 01:59 AM

Bob, Really like the design of the cutting board you did for your brother. How did you do the stripes? Is that an inlay in the walnut or cut all the way through? I really like the design, as I’m sure he will.

-- John @

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 02:06 AM


The stripes go all the way through – after I got a very rough shape for the board, I used my scrollsaw and basically free-formed a wavy line. I inserted one of the strips of wood and glued it back. After that one dried, I did the second one, being sure to line up where the first one intersected.

The holes were done on the drill press. I used a plug hammered in from each side, which made for six plugs altogether. I did this because I didn’t think they would totally fill the gap if I hammered a single plug all the way through the board.

Only after all of the above was done, I then shaped the board the rest of the way and routed to edges.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 02:35 AM

Some of us just can’t do simple!! That is a nice design and worth doing, as opposed to just another board. Thanks for showing us.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 03:28 AM

One big problem: it’s too pretty to cut on.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 03:47 AM

I like… I call these bar boards for use at the bar

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 04:47 AM

That’s very cool. You turned ordinary into unique.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 05:56 AM

Sure it’s simple – if simple means “not confusing”!! Very nice.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 01-19-2011 07:20 AM

I LOVE this! The design works really well. You have a keen eye for composition. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#9 posted 01-19-2011 01:43 PM

Looks great!
Nice gift
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 01-19-2011 06:44 PM

Beautifully put together. Nice post, Bob.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 01-19-2011 06:51 PM

Nice little board!


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Scott Rhoades

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#12 posted 02-26-2011 08:52 PM

I used the board last night to cut the lime for my vodka & tonic. Seems to make it taste better.

-- Scott Rhoades

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