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I made this cutting board last Sunday. It’s a birthday gift for my sister. It’s pretty straight forward. 3/4” Zebrawood, 11” x 17” with 1/4” eased edges and a 1” hole rounded over 3/8” on both sides. I sanded to 220 and finished with mineral oil.

The utensils I call “Spatuloons”....... kind of a small spatula and spoon combo. They are just ripped walnut, bandsawed to shape and sanded. Nothin special, but they work great for most stovetop tasks.

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#1 posted 2397 days ago

Always special when they are hand made Fritz. Nice grain match up on the board and like the spatuloons too, my wife uses them all the time (although junky store bought ones). Excellent looking board.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#2 posted 2397 days ago

Very nice looking. The zebrawood adds a nice touch to the cutting board, and the walnut spatuloons contrast well with the board. It’s kinda creepy how good they look together ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#3 posted 2397 days ago

I see you used the “Butcher Block” mineral oil. Hears a tip: I don’t know what ithat stuff cost but you can get mineral oil at wal-mart, or any pharmacy, for $1.50. It’s the same stuff.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#4 posted 2397 days ago

Great cutting board and utensils. I am guessing they will be well received.

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#5 posted 2397 days ago

Very nice board. I like the utensils.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 2397 days ago

This would fit the “not just another cutting board” category. Very nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 2397 days ago

I really like the zebrawood. The mineral oil finish adds a nice touch to it. The spatuloons are a idea that is right on target for my new bandsaw. I really haven’t had a chance to do anything with it other than set it up. This looks like a perfect project for it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 2397 days ago

Nice job Fritz. Great signature.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 2396 days ago

I really like the way the board looks with the oil.

-- Andy Stark

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#10 posted 2396 days ago

Thanks all!

Critterman – Thanks for the compliment re: the grain match, but I must admit i cut this from a 12” wide board. I too had a junky version of the utensil that was practically falling apart from years of excessive soaking, so I traced it and made about 20 blanks one day…... i have enough to give as gifts and use for the rest of my life.

Tony – Thanks for the tip on the mineral oil. Cheap is good when there’s no difference!

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#11 posted 2396 days ago

Fritz. A great looking cutting board. Did you tell her one side to use and one side to show?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#13 posted 2074 days ago

Beautiful board …I have a nice piece of Zebrawood but it seems to be a little soft between the dark stripes to use as a cutting board . Have you had any problems with yours yet ? How is it holding up to the knife blades ? Did you say that you used a roundover router bit on the fingerhole ? I really like the “Spoonulas” too LOL… You say tomato and I say…....

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

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