first cutting board

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Project by SailorDaddy posted 04-28-2011 02:30 AM 2426 views 16 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here is my first cutting board. I really took the directions of bvdon and I think degoose’s design for their cutting boards. I learned a ton about how hard it is to get these things right. One of the juice grooves is about twice as wide as the others Because my router started to slip on the edge guide I have. It is now just wider to hold more juice from all the delicious food she is going to cut on it. I am going to try bvdon’s jig next time. I used walnut, yellow heart, purple heart, bloodwood, and cherry. I still have some sanding on the burn marks to do but it is mostly done. I made it for my for my mother-in-law because she cried when she saw the chess board I made for my dad. She thought it was so beautiful that she got tears in her eyes. I hope that this will make her ball and sobb from its beauty.

-- God, Family, Country, Woodshop!

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 03:21 AM

I call that groove a fortunate accident. VERY nice and love the photos showing how you made it happen. The joints look tight and this is really cool. Congrats on a great piece.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Ellen --

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 03:32 AM

MiL should love it, better give her a box of Kleenex at the same time! Excellent build and thanks for the glue-up pics.

-- Smitty

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#3 posted 04-28-2011 03:49 AM

Great job love the zig-zag

-- Ray Mims, Fl

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#4 posted 04-28-2011 04:03 AM

This is a man to watch.. I can’t wait for the second board if this is your first attempt…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 04-28-2011 04:36 AM

Great board. I have this design favorited but never got to it.

looks really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 04-28-2011 06:25 AM

Gee, don’t you hate when a first cutting board is such a simple thing! LOL Wow.

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

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#7 posted 04-28-2011 06:37 AM

Great looking cutting board. I’d have to hang it on the wall and just look at it before I would ever cut anything on it. Looks too good to use.thanks for pics #2 & #3. Is that an XR sitting in the driveway on pic#2?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 04-28-2011 12:25 PM

She’s going to love it, but she won’t ever cut on it.

-- Steve--

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#9 posted 04-28-2011 12:42 PM

NICE !!!
Where does the glue up in picture #2 fit in ??

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#10 posted 04-28-2011 02:11 PM

WOW. This is some first try!!!! Well Done!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 04-28-2011 02:12 PM

Impressive first cutting board. I’m keeping my eye out for more by you.

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

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#12 posted 04-28-2011 03:24 PM

i keep getting your responses sent to me everytime someone commends you

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#13 posted 04-28-2011 03:26 PM

Very nice job! I can predict that she will want to display this one and you’ll have to make her another! Just remember, there are no mistakes in woodworking—only design opportunities!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#14 posted 04-28-2011 04:44 PM

That is really eye catching. Great work, especially for a first go. And the juice groove—that is just a creative design feature. I have those in all of my work.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#15 posted 04-28-2011 08:49 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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