Walnut cutting board with handles

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Project by Mark Smith posted 11-30-2012 01:33 AM 1630 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Solid walnut cutting board with curved ends and handles. This board is 1 1/8” thick and 24” wide. I put little rubber legs on it to keep it up off the counter. 1 1/8” sounds like an odd thickness and it is, it was supposed to be almost 1 1/2” thick. I had it on the CNC machine to cut the curves, and my CNC machine did what it does every once in a while and it screwed up the X axis and carved a nice half inch wide grove down the center of the board for me that was about a 1/4” deep. You notice I’m blaming the machine and not myself because I checked and double checked every setting and I couldn’t find anything I did wrong. I’ve got a email in to the factory rep to see if they’ve had this problem before and what causes it. It’s done this to me a couple of times now. Anyway a few trips through the planer and the grove disappeared and in the end it is still a nice thick board. Actually, after looking at it, 1 1/2” I think is too thick for a board this size. It’s heavy enough as it is.

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 05:50 PM

Nice job…. Sorry to hear about the x going wrong.

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 11:44 PM

I think is was a blessing in disguise, I agree with you that 1 1/2’ would have been to thick. It looks great the way it is.

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 04:54 AM

Yes, I think 1 1/2” may be good for an end grain board, but for a regular cut like this 1” is just fine. It’s still a big heavy sturdy board even at slightly over 1”.

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 01:22 PM

Hey Mark I don’t know how I missed this when you posted it but this is a great looking cutting board, I really like the double handles on it. Might have to borrow your idea for one of my boards. It’s going into my favorites.

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