My first cutting board

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Project by wlojr posted 826 days ago 1036 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cutting board as a gift, I used scraps of oak and walnut, I finished it off with Watco Butcher block finish.

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#1 posted 826 days ago

Great Job, I like the way the grains look!

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#2 posted 825 days ago

Nice wood combo, I like the pattern of the cutting board, good job.

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#3 posted 825 days ago

Well done!! Like the choice of woods. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 825 days ago

Looks great! One bit of info for future cutting boards, oak has open grain which can soak up juices from meat. Tighter grained woods like maple or walnut are better choices.

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#5 posted 825 days ago

Looks nice – agreed that oak is not usually best choice for cutting board but it looks great!

How was the Watco stuff to work with? Is it just mineral oil+wax or a varnish?

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#6 posted 825 days ago

I agree with all of the above comments…........beautiful board.
But, you also have end grain glued up to edge grain and that is looking for trouble. In this case, the walnut could shrink and expand more than the oak and there is a good possibility of glue joint failure.
That being said…........I did something simular with a small table…....several years ago and it has held together fine. But I won’t build that way agian.

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#7 posted 824 days ago

Thanks for all the comments, I am sure the person who I will give this to will use it more for decoration than as a cutting board, may make a box this way, I scored more free small pieces of walnut today.

(Nerdcraft, I think that the watco is an oil and varnish, not sure what other stuff you can use to finish a piece like this)

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#8 posted 822 days ago

Good looking cutting board

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