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Another Large Cutting Board - Walnut, Bloodwood, and Maple

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Project by DarrylJN posted 435 days ago 1142 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another rather large cutting board, this one weighs about 13lbs! This is approximately 13” x 19” x 1-3/4” and is made of Walnut, Maple, and Bloodwood. This color scheme is actually one of my favorites out of the 26 (lol! this is the 26th board) boards that I have made so far. I just think this one came out really nice, it just looks rich in color and will look very nice on a granite counter-top! As usual, I applied the same finish process as I do on all of my cutting boards… General Finishes/Mineral Spirits with many coats and light sanding until I am happy! :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC





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MonteCristo

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#1 posted 435 days ago

Good looking cutting board. I like the color scheme too !

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Mark56

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#2 posted 435 days ago

This is really nice! Looks like an Amish cutting board.

Did you use a glue that’s FDA approved for indirect food contact? Like Titebond 2 or 3.
Did you use any buiscuits or just clamped everything together?

Is it safe to use General Finishes/Mineral Spirits? I was told to use oils like Mineral Oil or Coconut Oil. What do you think?

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DarrylJN

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#3 posted 434 days ago

Hey Mark,
I use Titebond III and there are no dowels or biscuits joining this together. However, I do use the face of boards as the sides of the board when I am gluing them up, the face is generally stronger than gluing up the sides of a board and the sides are generally stronger than the face for cutting on so it works out well!!! You can use Mineral Oil or Coconut Oil but you wouldn’t use that with along General Finishes, it would be one or the other. I like General Finishes because it lasts a long time and you don’t have to refinish every 6 months like when using Mineral Oil or Coconut Oil. This comes in handy when you are making them for gifts so that person receiving the gift doesn’t have to worry about cutting board maintenance as much. I have been in woodworking for about 2 years so I still have a lot to learn but you have anymore questions, please don’t hesitate to ask and I will try my best to answer them accurately.

Here is a link the Food-Safe Salad Bowl Finishing Mix I use, the Mineral Spirits is simply to thin it out which allows it to penetrate through the cutting board a bit more:
http://www.generalfinishes.com/retail-products/oil-base-top-coats/salad-bowl-finish#.UREmiGejLfA

Thanks,

Darryl

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Mark56

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#4 posted 434 days ago

Thank you for the link.

I use titebond 3 but I use the sides of my boards to glue them.
I found different techniques regarding how people cure their boards.

How many coats of the salad bowl finish do you apply?
I sort of want my process to be be quick, I’m afraid your technique requires extra time.
The cutting board is going to be used and damage so much anyway.

I’ll try the finish you recommended.

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DarrylJN

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#5 posted 434 days ago

Hey Mark,
lol! The one time I don’t put all of the details in my project is when I get all of the questions!!! I will do about 7 – 8 coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl finishing mix. Generally, the first coat will soak up into the wood right away so I will usually put another coat within a few hours. After the second coat dries is when I will give a light sanding with the #0000 steel wool (you can get this at lowes). I will continue this process and will sand in between depending upon how it feels after it dries. If you get a chance, check out my other cutting boards so you can see how the finish looks on different species of wood. Also, here is the link to how I learned to make my first cutting board. I think this guy is awesome and has taught me so much about wood working.

http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/how-to-make-a-butcher-block-cutting-board/

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Like I said, I’m still a newbie so I don’t know if my methods are always the best way but I generally try to do the research and make a sound decision on whatever it is I’m trying to do.

Thanks,

Darryl

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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