Practical Cutting Board

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Project by Ryan posted 1222 days ago 2582 views 15 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The title says Practical Cutting Board.
Two years ago, I made a big butch block for my wife and now she wants
a little smaller one for easy moving yet practical. She emphasized
the cutting board should not be that fancy like most LJ’s make.
Try to be as plain as possible but I still want to show the touch of woodworker.
Used beech and walnut but could not omit minimal deco, 1/4” thick five petals.
I can promise the next one would be much fancier.

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#1 posted 1222 days ago

Well, that one is very nice, still a cut above ‘practical’! I’m looking forward to the next one. :)

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 1222 days ago

less is more a lot of times
great looking board
i like the petals very nice detail !


-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 1222 days ago

It looks very good. The petals are a nice touch. How’d you do those(if you don’t mind me asking)?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 1222 days ago

I use inlay bit set and home-made template for the petal.
If you use thin veneer for inlay, you cannot do resurfacing.
This petal is 1/4” thick, so I can do resurfacing 2-3 times.

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#5 posted 1222 days ago

very attractive board. is the end glued in or doweled?? have wanted to try one of these, but not sure how to do it. any hints welcome. thank you

-- wiser1934, new york

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#6 posted 1222 days ago

Practically perfect !! Great job and it’s nice to see something simply elegant , but useful : )

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

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#7 posted 1222 days ago

wow this is fantastic! I wish I knew how to inlay like this! Its absolutely gorgeous!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 1222 days ago

End is simple tung and groove and glued in.
I used table saw but router table would be good too.

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#10 posted 1222 days ago

Plain does not fit this board it’s simplicity is it’s charm. a 12 on a scale of 1-10.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1222 days ago

A beautiful board. Nicely done.

-- -Todd

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#12 posted 1222 days ago

Did you use mineral oil as a finish or what?? Very impressive board Ryan.

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#13 posted 1222 days ago

Great looking board. You did a great job putting a woodworker’s touch on it. If possible could you show some details behind your petal inlay? My wife would flip if I could do that!

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#14 posted 1222 days ago

It takes quite a bit of “not so simple” skill and time to make something look simple and yet as elegant as this. Really great job.

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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#15 posted 1222 days ago

This is one great board. Love the inlays as well. Nice colors. Very nice!

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

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