Cutting Board for Sailboat

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Project by ChesapeakeBob posted 1107 days ago 1550 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I enjoy sailing our boat on the Chesapeake Bay. The onboard galley is always a little “cramped.” We really needed some additional counter space. I made a mock-up in foamboard of this cutting board that is designed to cover one side of the two basin sink. I then made a sample from scrap plywood, just to check for size and the cut-out for the faucet. The final version is oak and mahogany that I glued with Titebond II. I ran the assembly through the planer, cut to final size, and made the cut-out for the faucet. I used a 3/16” roundover bit on all the edges. I sanded up through 220 grit paper, using a mini drum sander in a drill to get to the concave corner. Three coats of Howard Butcher Block Conditioner and we had additional counter space that does double-duty for serving snack as well.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#1 posted 1107 days ago

Great looking cutting board! But, everything looks better on a sailboat. I’m stuck on an inland lake, but all the lakes from the University of Tennessee stadium down river have locks, so I’m only 9 days from the Gulf of Mexico.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 1107 days ago

Nice finish on the cutting board. Looks great. The cutout for the fauset will keep it from sliding also.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 1106 days ago

What more could you ask for, wine, cheese, a beautiful cutting board on a sail boat in the Chesapeake Bay. Wish I were there. Enjoy.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#4 posted 1104 days ago

Nice board and wood combination Bob.

Hope you enjoy your sailing in the bay

-- Back home. Fernando

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