My first cutting board

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Project by bmac44 posted 565 days ago 657 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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#1 posted 565 days ago

Nice clean lines.
Wood selection, techniques and finish choice should be added to this post.
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 565 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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#3 posted 565 days ago

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

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#4 posted 565 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 565 days ago

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

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