My biggest cutting board yet...a 34 pounder.

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Project by SASmith posted 02-03-2012 01:27 AM 2664 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is by far my biggest cutting board yet. Made of birch and 21”x34” and nearly 3” thick. Topping the scale at over 34 pounds (15 kilos). With a board this long I wanted it to be as stable as possible, so to help minimize warp I made it extra thick and laminated in length, width and thickness (see pics 2 &3). Pic 4 shows the size of cutting board I usually make. Pic 5 is this cutting board on top of my Grizzly 1023 to give a sense of scale.

Thanks for looking

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 01:30 AM

Now THAT … is a cutting board !!!

I love the look and the technique !

Flip that baby over here … like a Frisbee … will ya ??

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 01:33 AM

I would but it is already gone. It is not hollow underneath. It is all 3” thick.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 01:39 AM


-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 01:52 AM

that’s a biggin all right nice looking board.nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 02:06 AM

Almost big enough to fillet a bikini-fish on it! ;-D

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 02:21 AM

well done scott

that should hold up real nice

good for buttering toast
which is what i use mine for

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 02:38 AM


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#8 posted 02-03-2012 02:50 AM

Now it ready for that 14LBS Smoked Brisket…nice work Scott thanks for posting…BC

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 03:13 AM

No competition here… I will leave mine as it is…not going any larger.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 02-03-2012 03:23 AM

Thanks for all the comments.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 03:38 AM

did you do the finger joints yourself, or did you buy the wood that way?
great looking board, maybe you should put wheels on it.

-- Smitty!!!

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 04:12 AM

Beautiful cutting board!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 05:18 AM

We have entered new territory with you and Larry describing cutting boards by weight.

Next up is “I built a 40 pounder” – sounds like fishing…

Seriously, that is a nice looking cutting board.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 02-03-2012 06:06 AM

I can just hear it now, honey can you come and get the cutting board out for me. LOL

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#15 posted 02-03-2012 07:22 AM

WOW! What a nice cutting board! Are you sure that’s not a dance floor?

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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