Cutting Boards

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 03-03-2013 08:02 PM 1162 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been asked to make some cutting boards for a place to sell. This is my first segmented board. I first started with the wood choices, Black Walnut, Maple and White Oak. I glued them in place and then cut to length of 8.5” x 16”. I waited 24 hours and then put the board through the planner a few times on both sides. Then I put the panel sled on the table saw and cut at 1.25” completely until none left. Then I stacked them dry on the clamps, and turned every other piece backwords to make the design. Folded them down to do the glue up and then re-clamped for 24 hours. Next day I re-planned the boards to thickness desired and then sanded starting with 100 grit and finishing with 320 grit. Routered the edges and used 3 coats of mineral oil. Let dry!

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 08:25 PM

Looks good!
What are the woods, the size and the finish, if you don’t mind us asking?

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 09:04 PM

Sorry, was my first post here and forgot to add that. The woods in this one is is Black Walnut, Maple and White Oak. I’ve also used Ash and Hickory.

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 04:23 PM

Hey man – nice cutting boards. I like the wood choices. For a second I thought you were making end-grain boards and putting them through the planer with the end grain exposed (bad idea, depending on who you talk to). Gotta love that moment when you put the mineral oil on the black walnut, eh? Such a rich colour. Take care!

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 04:55 AM

Good looking board! I like the white Oak and how you used it. When you make an end grain board . Like Glen said not a good idea to run end grain through your planner. I know some do with no problems, but it only take one time to wreak your board and maybe your planner also or even you!

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