First attempt at a cutting board

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Project by mike02vr6 posted 01-20-2013 01:36 PM 1024 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make my wife a cutting board for Mother’s day. This was the end result. I did learn you can only glue up a few pieces of wood at a time. The wood was from Woodcraft they sell a kit. I did buy mahogany to go around as a border. for some reason the wood wasn’t level, still I can’t figure out where it was unlevel as it was only one side. I think it might have been in the middle. So I guess you can say I cheated and added rubber feet to the bottom (I just told my wife it was so the cutting board wouldn’t slide around while she used it)


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#1 posted 01-20-2013 02:41 PM

Nice board!

”(I just told my wife it was so the cutting board wouldn’t slide around while she used it)”
Good save. (We wont tell if you dont :-)

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 02:55 PM

Nice result. Rubber feet avoid scraping on your counter tops, so maybe a plus.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 04:22 PM

Nice work, sure she loves it.

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

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 04:38 PM

The board is not being used properly. In chefs school cooks are taught to put cutting boards on a towel so they don’t rock. Honest. Even if you do get a cutting board nice a flat as it is wood one would have to expect it to move at some point.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 06:01 PM

And a mighty fine cutting board it is, good job Mike!

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 07:02 PM

Just remember, raw meat and raw veggies not being cooked can’t touch the same surface. That’s the only issue with using one side at a time. Be sure to really clean it after meat touches it.

-- Lacy Lane Studio

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#7 posted 01-20-2013 07:58 PM

Looks nice but you may have wood movement issues as the border will prevent the board from expanding in width as it takes on moisture.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 11:24 PM

I would say you made a really nice looking cutting board and I know your wife is happy with it. My first didn’t look nearly this nice.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 03:53 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys, funny part is she likes it so much she doesn’t use it to cut, and because she doesn’t want to ruin it. She leaves it out for people to see though.

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