first attempt at cutting board

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this is my first attempt at a cutting board. made of walnut and birch. Would like to thank every body for all the posts on cutting boards for the inspiration and know how.

-- gregIND

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#1 posted 543 days ago

This came out beautiful.Love the contrast of the walnut and birch! I’m making my first attempt at a cutting board my next project.Been looking at projects to use up some waste pieces that are building up in my very small shop area&these fit the bill.I also picked up a large bundle of good sized cut off pieces of teak for $30 that I think will look great in a cutting board.What are the dimensions?Do u have any tips or tricks after building you first board?

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#2 posted 543 days ago

Looks great Greg! Keep up the good work!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 543 days ago

Nice, keep up the good work. Great looking board and nice finish job. Welcome to Lumberjocks you will love it here. Great people always willing to help one another.

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

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#4 posted 543 days ago

gregIND, nice job on that handle! Welcome to Lumberjocks as well.

Woodgirl, teak is awfully hard on knife blades. I know people make boards out of all kinds of wood, but I personally try to stick with walnut, maple (both soft and hard), cherry, and sometimes mahogany. In my opinion, these species tend to be about the right hardness on the Janka scale, as well as having pretty tight grain, with the mahogany being a sligt exception. To each their own. Teak will certainly require more frequent knife sharpening.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 542 days ago

I agree with the others – great choice of wood and nice job on the handle!

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#6 posted 542 days ago

Yeah great job lumberJerk, wife done the handle work!

-- gregIND

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#7 posted 542 days ago

Well done, great job!! Welcome to LJ’s. thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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