Bread board cutting board

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Project by redryder posted 04-15-2012 07:25 PM 2549 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our come with the house pullout cutting board (photo 6) is over the hill. I wanted to make a new one for my wife. It is made of Oak, Walnut and Padauk. Three coats of Watco butcher block oil. I cant’ watch the first cut. How about you??

Thanks for lookin’. Evaluations welcome….............

-- mike...............

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 08:21 PM

If you can’t watch the first cut, put the old one back in? It looks good.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 09:02 PM

COOL Breadboard!

Never thought of making one of those to replace the ole 38 yr. board we’ve been using!!

I’ll have to remember this… for a good use of Special scrap! LOL

You did a COOL job on it…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 11:03 PM

I think that is the hardest part to watch your Cutting Board actually used for Cutting!! But, it is nice to see it being used…..............Jim

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

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 11:23 PM

The replacement is a real step up! Next time make an end grain cutting board and you won’t have to worry about the cuts (as much)!!

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 06:52 AM

I just made one of those too, but yours turned out way better. I made the front breadboard thicker than the rest of the board, thinking it’d give you a lip to grab. Turns out that it catches on the front of the drawer below it when you slide it in. D’oh.

How did you make that nice blood groove? Router with some kind of template?

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 07:11 AM

Thanks, I made the groove around the top with a plunge router, 7/16” round core box bit and a guide on the router. This was my first attempt at this and I was nervous something might go wrong. A couple of practice rounds first on scrap helped. I did the same on the front under side with a 1/2” bit to make an easy finger grab. There are lots of opportunities to screw something up on these projects. NO??

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 11:35 AM

very nice, and gr8 wood combo/s.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 02:12 PM

My, that is handsome. A great improvement from the old one.

Good job with the routing. That is hair raising.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 04-16-2012 02:16 PM

Nice work, love the color combo…BC

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 02:33 PM

Sweet color combo : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 05:09 PM

The board looks great. I would though recommend not using red oak (there are all sorts of issues that affect them when not properly cared for) for anything that will see meat or cutting involving liquids (fruit juices).

I made one out of red oak but it is only for cutting bread and only sees very occasional use (and is covered in beeswax and orange oil).

Looks awesome. Keep up the good work.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 10:02 PM

Beautiful…I’m with you, I would cringe at the first cut. My BF made us a really nice one out of Bamboo with a gorgeous pattern on it, and I have it laying on the counter so I can see it, but I use my old one to cut on. He says THAT’S WHAT IT’S MADE FOR, and I know it is…I just hate to “ruin” it…lol!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#14 posted 04-16-2012 10:07 PM

Nice looking cutting board

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 04-17-2012 01:00 AM

very cool color combo.

-- Trying to carry on the family tradition...

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