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My first cutting board

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Project by bmac44 posted 542 days ago 653 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sisters cutting board was shot So I said I would build her new one. I used hard maple, curly maple, walnut , and mahogany each board was 4/4. I try to use different size of wood in this cutting board from 1”, 1”1/2 and 2”1/4. I hand planed the cutting board down to 3/4” and put the curly maple around the board. I used General Finishes Butcher Block Oil from Woodsmith Store in Des Moine, IA. I need to put a hot wax for the last coat to protect the finish.





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JohnMeeley

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#1 posted 542 days ago

Nice clean lines.
Wood selection, techniques and finish choice should be added to this post.
Why?
Because, we all live for the details!
Nice job, be proud.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#2 posted 542 days ago

Have you told her not to put this one in the dishwasher? I made a nice 2” thick round cherry cutting board that ended up with large cracks like the one in the picture and I couldn’t figure out why until I realized my wife had been putting it in the dishwasher.

Great work, real sharp, good contrast in colors.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 542 days ago

That’s a fine cutting board and welcome to LJ’s!

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#4 posted 542 days ago

Great looking board…tell her to keep this one oiled and out of the water / dishwasher though : )

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#5 posted 542 days ago

Yep, very nice. I”m with the other guys – what kind of wood?

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