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Project by Cory posted 02-29-2012 03:14 PM 3082 views 26 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My kids’ school recently had a fundraiser and I volunteered to make a few cutting boards. The chair asked for 3 boards to be auctioned off as one item. So, I chose the Woodsmith plan and made these out of cherry and walnut. They were fun to make, but took a lot longer than I anticipated. I’m sure the next batch will be easier.

The other boards shown were while I was in “cutting board mode”. All pretty simple. Here are a few more pictures:

This is some pretty cool quater sawn red oak. Nice flaking, but it doesn’t show too well in this picture.

This was some left-over maple that I just free handed on the bandsaw. The “dots” are just different size dowels of cherry and walnut.

These next two boards are from a batch of maple that was infested with powder post beetles. They had holes everywhere. I wondered if I could still use them for a cutting board….we’ll see. The holes are filled with either epoxy or CA glue. And yes, the beetles are all gone!

Thanks for looking.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.





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#1 posted 02-29-2012 03:33 PM

I like the set of 3… very nicely done.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 03:54 PM

Awesome.. definitely some of the classiest cutting boards I’ve seen

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 04:28 PM

I made a set like those three several years ago. My wife wanted to hang them on the wall as art work and not use them in the kitchen. Nice work on yours.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 04:45 PM

I really the “Set of Three”. They are very stylish.

-- - Martin

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 04:53 PM

I likes em all. very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 05:35 PM

Very nicley, done, good work

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

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 06:45 PM

Forgot to add….the three cutting boards fetched $200 at the auction. Not bad!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 08:18 PM

very nice! how thick are the woodsmith cutting boards?

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 08:37 PM

Nicely done…!

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

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#10 posted 02-29-2012 09:34 PM

Great work.
Are the breadboard ends glued on or held only by the dowels?
I have wanted to make this style of board for a while now but did not know if I should glue them in to make the joint water tight or only peg it to allow for contraction and expansion.

Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Cory

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 10:00 PM

Simply: they are just over 3/4” thick, edge grained.

Scott: I put a very small amount of glue in the center of the breadboard ends. The dowels are also glued. The outer holes on the ends are actually elongated slots. I think that should allow for expansion and contraction.

Thx for the comments.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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SASmith

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#12 posted 02-29-2012 10:37 PM

Thanks for the reply, Cory.
That is what I figured since that is the typical way of making a bread board end, but don’t know if I would like a gap that water can get into when it is washed.
I guess I will have to make one myself and see how it holds up over time.
Thanks again
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 03-01-2012 01:09 AM

Excellent, the trio is really well done, and the recessed handle seems to make it really easy to…handle.

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#14 posted 03-01-2012 05:23 AM

Very neat boards!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 03-01-2012 06:03 AM

Nice cutting boards!
Nice $200.

Thanks for sharing.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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