Black Walnut and Maple Cutting Board and Display Shelf

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Project by wunderaa posted 08-15-2012 02:09 AM 3665 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I’ve caught Cutting Board Fever as this is number 3 in the past couple of months.

Anyhow, this is sort of based off of the design that comes with the Incra TS-LS system. It ended up being about 22”x17”x1.75” and has a blood moat with a 1/16” recessed top. Because it takes up quite a bit of counter space, I made a black walnut shelf to display it over the stove. Shelf is angled back at about 5 degrees to lean the board against the wall and has standoffs to cut down on the amount of dust that gets trapped against the wall.

Probably more cutting boards to come…thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 02:32 AM

Great board, I like the thin strips mixed in with the design. I really like the display you made too.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 03:04 AM

I like composites

Great work


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#3 posted 08-15-2012 04:52 AM

Good looking, and big, cutting board ! Must weigh a pound or two . . .

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#4 posted 08-15-2012 09:20 AM

Well done Interesting design, nice storage idea as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-15-2012 01:35 PM

Looks Great! I would be afraid it would be fuel if there was a fire on the stove. That recessed area has to represent hours of sanding.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 01:35 PM

Very nice! I like the shelf idea, its makes for a great display. Nice job on the routing.

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#7 posted 08-15-2012 01:56 PM

@Wdwerker – After routing the moat, I used a 1.5” straight bit on my plunge router with my plank flattening jig. Goes pretty quickly and requires minimal sanding. As for the fire concern, we keep an extinguisher next to the stove…so let’s just hope we never have to use it!

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