First Cutting Board

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Project by Joshuah posted 724 days ago 1034 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided that I needed to get in on the cutting board club, so here is my first.

This cutting board is about 300mm x 500mm x 40mm, which is just about as wide as my planner could handle. I think next time I will big a larger one and just use the router planning sled I saw in FWW.

The woods are Maple and Walnut with a Bolivian Rosewood T inlay. This was a birthday gift for my sister.

Thanks for looking

-- -Joshuah

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#1 posted 724 days ago

very nice. I love making end grain CB’s. how did you do the inlay? I have a “commission” to build a larger board and wanted to do something special. I like the inlay idea. The other thing you can do is make two relatively narrow boards, run them throught the planer and then glue the two together.

-- If you learn from your mistakes I must be a genius.

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#2 posted 724 days ago

That’s a very nice cutting board for a first one. Have you seen some of the very wild cutting boards some of the members here make. The drunken ones and the ones that look like they are made from woven strips of wood are beautiful too.

You’ll find a lot of uses for a router sled. I keep one set up all the time to flatten wide slabs for benches and table tops. Good luck with yours.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 724 days ago

Nice work. Beautiful and tight pattern.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 724 days ago

Very nicely done. It’s a great gift and one I’m sure she’ll love! Keep it up and keep us posted on your future projects.

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#5 posted 723 days ago

A very handsome board and very well done to boot.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 722 days ago

Welcome to the club! Very nice. Fun to make.

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#7 posted 721 days ago

Nice work
Thanks for posting

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