First Real Woodworking Project Ever: Cutting Board

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Project by DarrylF posted 12-19-2011 03:27 AM 3280 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

This cutting board was the first project I had ever really made besides the most simple stools and birdhouses; it was the first project of the semester in my high school shop class. It has been sitting on a shelf for a year or two so I just put a new coat of mineral oil on it! That shop class is what got me interested in woodworking and now that I’m getting more tools of my own I am able to build more and more things and I am discovering more an more things I want to buy! This board is made out of black walnut and hard maple.

-- Darryl

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#1 posted 12-19-2011 03:44 AM

Hi Darryl: Very nice for your first board! I have another project to recommend. Look up “endgrain cutting boards” and build one of those. It involves more work on your part but is well worth the extra time. Keep making sawdust!


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#2 posted 12-19-2011 03:49 AM

Real nice cutting board, I lreally like the lines. Walnut and maple really goes well with each other.

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#3 posted 12-19-2011 03:50 AM

The end grain board looks interesting; I’m going to put that on my list of things to try!

Thank you Joe.

-- Darryl

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#4 posted 12-19-2011 04:42 AM

Nice design and wood combo.
That’s either a very small board , or you’ve got a humongous router bit in your shop ! LOL

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 04:42 AM

Well done, what size router bit did you use? Looks nice but as mentioned above end-grain will last forever and not get the fibers cut. Great job!

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

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#6 posted 12-19-2011 05:40 AM

I’m not sure the size of the bit, it wasn’t mine but it was big.

-- Darryl

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#7 posted 12-19-2011 05:52 AM

That is a nice cutting board. Looks almost too nice to cut on, but that is what you made it for. I’m glad the shop class got you interested in woodworking. Most schools cut out their shop programs and a lot of kids will never know if they like it- they won’t get to try it. Keep up the good work and we look forward to whole lot more projects!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 12-19-2011 01:19 PM

Welcome to the Cb club. Your first CB is very nicely done. I look forward to seeing more of your wood creations.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 12-19-2011 09:32 PM

Nice board. That is a good start for sure!

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#10 posted 12-19-2011 10:21 PM

I too like this board, the wood combo and the proportions appeal to me and many others… well done…

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