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Maple and Cherry Cutting Board

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Project by TedM posted 05-08-2008 11:26 PM 1084 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a cutting board made out of Maple and Cherry that I finished yesterday. It’s about 8 1/2″ X 10″ X 1″ thick and finished with linseed oil and beeswax.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-08-2008 11:35 PM

Ted,

This is a beautiful board. You did a good job with the construction and wood selection.

Well done. I appreciated looking at this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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trifern

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#2 posted 05-08-2008 11:44 PM

Very nice wood selection. I wonder what it might look like with cherry all the around? Great job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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TedM

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#3 posted 05-09-2008 12:16 AM

Thanks for the comments!

Trifern, I tried the cherry all around but preferred it just on the 2 edges so that it shows the blocks on the other 2 ends. That being said, I have another in the works now that is also made of the Maple and Cherry. The blocks are a bit smaller and I’m planning on putting the Maple all around. Once done we can compare. ;)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Woodshopfreak

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#4 posted 05-09-2008 01:07 AM

Looks cool. Making a board like this is really fun. I enjoyed making my chess board and it turned out really well tool. Great post.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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TedM

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#5 posted 05-09-2008 04:22 AM

Tyler, my man, thanks! Had a look at your chessboard and you’re right, it look great!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#6 posted 05-10-2008 03:01 PM

Very nice looking cutting board. Arn’t you concerned about the linseed oil on the board, being edible I mean? I don’t know just asking. mike

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#7 posted 05-10-2008 04:51 PM

The board looks terrific. I am just curious, why not flip it end grain up and make it butcher block?

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TedM

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#8 posted 05-10-2008 06:34 PM

jockmike2, thanks for the comment. In regards to your question, according to the manufacturer of the ‘Tried and True’ finish, “This finish adheres to the standards established by the United States Food and Drug Administration and qualifies as non-toxic and safe for food-contact surfaces in both their uncured and cured (wet and dry) states. “

rikkor, thanks for the comment. In regards to your question, yes, if you were looking for the buther block style then flipping the end grain up would give you that. In my case, this is what the boss (wife) likes. ;)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#9 posted 12-25-2008 07:45 PM

This must really look great in your kitchen…....Has the “boss” actually cut on it yet ? I wonder just how dark the Cherry has become over this much time . Happy Holidays to you and the boss !

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

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