Cutting board

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Project by linjay posted 12-18-2011 03:05 AM 1249 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know it’s not exciting but it’s been in continuoes use for over35 years! Made a bunch of these as gifts for family in about 1974—and they’re all still in use. Included refinishing surface at any time—which has been required about every 15 years. —including new rubber feet Made from maple and walnut. 3 – 1/4” threaded tie rods added after gluing to hold it together over the years. 1/4” thick cap strips were attached with contact cement to cover tie rods. Sides and bottom urethaned. Tops treated with vegetable oil.

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 03:33 AM

Clever idea and nice of you to refinish them. Never heard of making a board with threaded rod. Obviously, it lasts. Did you still glue the pieces together or do they float?

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#2 posted 12-19-2011 08:30 AM

Used white glue. Rods were just permanent clamping Protection if board exposed to water over the years and the glue disappered. I try to make things that will last longer than me. This board actually belonged to my mother who died at 95. I refinished as show and donated to charity auction. Went for $20 I believe.

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 05:05 PM

Nice looking board. I like the classic look of this board… Well, to me, maple and black walnut are classic!

What are the rough dimensions of the board and the width of the strips?

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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