Cutting Board Newbie

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Project by ChuckV posted 916 days ago 1098 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife requested a cutting board. I have seen some amazing boards posted here. But, I decided to start with something simple. I followed the Wood Whisperer video for an end-grain board. Thanks to Mark for that.

The material is maple and black walnut. I used Salad Bowl Finish from General Finishes.

I read some great threads here on LJ about options for feet on a cutting board. I used rubber feet from the hardware store. These are shown in the last photo. They lift the board enough to be able to pick it up easily. After testing this out, I opted to not cut the handles in the bottom that are described in the video.

It was a lot of fun to make this. I can see how a person could get hooked on making cutting boards. Maybe I already have an idea for Christmas gifts.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#1 posted 916 days ago

I can’t believe this is your first attempt! This board looks perfect – you certainly took your time during the glue-ups and ensured all the strips matched.

Great job – keep up the good work!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#2 posted 916 days ago

Chuck the lines are pristine and crisp. Very nice. I love the wood you picked, it goes so well together. Again bice job.
Where are the checkers?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 916 days ago

Bob -
Thanks. I was very happy when I saw everything lining up.

Dave -
Where are the checkers?
I will slice up a carrot and a cucumber. Do you want to be orange or green?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 916 days ago

If you can do this good on your first attempt, you are well on your way to joining the club! Nice board. I do see many happy people at Christmas.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#5 posted 916 days ago

Very nice cutting board , the lines couldn’t be any better. Great job.

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#6 posted 916 days ago

Pretty darn good for a first attempt, I think it came out great.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 916 days ago

Nice board! One of these is at the top of my projects list. It will be my first also and I can hope that it turns out as nice as yours.

-- If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

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#8 posted 915 days ago

Nice job, the secret hand-shake will be sent for the cutting board club LOL Great job on the detail and finish.

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

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#9 posted 915 days ago

I like your design. very nice board with the wood combo/s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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