Tis' the season for cutting boards

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Project by ericspaw posted 607 days ago 1311 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spent the Thanksgiving weekend making these cutting boards for a few friends. Went thru the scrap pile and after gluing up came up with these. Saw the guitar idea while aimlessly surfing the net one night.

The tech info- Mostly oak and walnut . Guitar is 9×12 ish and the cutting board is 7 1/2×10. Four coats of Howards butcher block finish- a concoction of mineral oil, beeswax and other wax. I suspect mineral oil from the drugstore is also fine. I used Titebond 2, although after finishing i notices many of you like #3.

Thanks for looking ;


-- I keep cutting and it is still too short.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 607 days ago

Very cool boards

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 607 days ago

Nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 607 days ago

I like the guitar boards. The striping looks nice.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 607 days ago

Very Nice job.

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

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#5 posted 607 days ago

Nice work! I’m curious how you get the precise fit of the circle?Router inlay by hand? CNC?

-- I work with metal for money, and wood for fun...

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#6 posted 607 days ago

Thanks to all for the nice comments. I used a router inlay collar and bit set and template for the hole.

-- I keep cutting and it is still too short.

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#7 posted 607 days ago

Beautiful boards, and what great gifts.

-- Lois, Keep calm and carry on~

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#8 posted 606 days ago

Interesting guitar shape!Well done!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 154 days ago

I love the guitar boards! I have never made a cutting board, but will have to give this one a go. Thanks for sharing, beautiful job.

-- April, WilkerDo's

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