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Endgrain Butcher Block Cutting Boards

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Project by NoSlivers posted 825 days ago 815 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

First off I feel I must give credit where it’s due. I received valuable (and entertaining) guidance for this project from the Wood Whisperer
http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/how-to-make-a-butcher-block-cutting-board/
I took the liberty of modifying the dimensions and amount of wood used on the second (larger) cutting board and am happier with that one, although the smaller one seems to see more use. (A dollar bill included in photo #1 for purposes of showing scale. I’d have used a $10 or $20 but times being what they are…) I neglected to follow the advice given on the video linked above and used Oak, an open grained wood, along with maple. I don’t recommend this since Oak just absorbs the finish and a coating never really seems to accumulate as it should. No problems have arisen from this but we follow a pretty strict cleaning regimen of our cutting boards anyway. These make great gifts with a fairly minor wood/time requirement, unfortunately I’ll have to make several more before I can get one of these “out the door” as my wife has intercepted each of them as they emerge from the shop!

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?





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#1 posted 822 days ago

Great job on the boards. You need to distract the wife with something shiny (jewelry perhaps?) to get one of them past her. :)

These look great. Keep up the wonderful work.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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