I have worked with wood for many years, one day hopefully I will get good at it, but never had the occasion to make a cutting board. I was cleaning the shop and came across one piece of maple left over from this project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/5872 a bench I showed yesterday. I was going to haul it back to the sawmill shed, but thought no I have enough little scraps laying around I will just make something real quick. Since I have never made a cutting board, that is what I did. Nothing fancy, just an excuse to use that jig I linked in the other project.