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Project by Pattyboy posted 571 days ago 843 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did the cutting board thing for Christmas too. I think I made 13 or 14 in all. I did most of them wood whisperer style, then started experimenting with some different variations. The wood species are maple and walnut and maple and cherry. Both finished w salad bowl finish. I really didn’t think the maple/cherry combination was going to look good until I put the finish on it. I was pleased w how well they came out and so was everyone who got one for xmas. Now I need to make one for myself as I gave mine away too.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 571 days ago

Wow that’s a lot of work.The all look great.

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Fridgecritter

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#2 posted 571 days ago

Those look really good. I think I will add this to my list of projects to take on. Our house really could use a good cutting board. Do you have any particular tutorials or plans you used, or did you just wing it?

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Pattyboy

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#3 posted 571 days ago

Fridge, I used the Wood Whisperer videos on Youtube for most of the boards here. I hope this link works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B8oAJs3sik

There are plenty of other videos on Youtube as well that will walk you through it step by step. Good luck on yours.

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smitty22

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#4 posted 571 days ago

That’s a lotta cutting boards! All very nice work, top drawer.

I made 5 and that about wore me out.

-- Smitty

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neverstoplearnin

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#5 posted 570 days ago

I really like the Maple and Walnut they look awesome. After your second glue up what method do you use to flatten the surfaces. I only ask because I don’t have a planner so I made a router sled and used a straight bit but it leaves streak like bit marks that I cant seem to get sanded out all the way.

-- *God is Good*

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Pattyboy

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#6 posted 569 days ago

I used a thickness planer for the ones that came out not so flat. I rounded over the edge and glued some runners to the sides. I’ve read that end-grain through a planer is not the safest operation, but no problems w mine.

The best method though is to make them flat as possible during the second glue up. I clamped some cauls to keep everything even, then used a random orbit sander and 60 grit paper to smooth out the small bumps, then on to finish sanding. It wasn’t perfectly flat but they’re cutting boards, people are going to be hacking them with a knife anyway.
Sanding end grain takes a LONG time no matter which method I tried.

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