My first cutting board.

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Project by Fridgecritter posted 03-20-2013 01:11 AM 1860 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this after looking on this site for a while, and buying a CRAP load of clamps. I routed a reservoir for juice, and put legs on this one. The next one will have wood handle extensions on the ends of it. This one is made from Poplar and Birch, and coated with mineral oil.

The board is 21 inches by 12 inches… mainly because of constraints on my clamp sizes, and the size of my planer (13 inches max). It weighs about 4 or 5 pounds, and is about 1.5 inches thick.

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 01:33 AM

Outstanding work!

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

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#2 posted 03-20-2013 01:38 AM

That is a fine looking cutting board. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 01:57 AM

Nice work for sure !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 07:02 AM

I wonder who may be just as proud of their Dad’s work as well!

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#5 posted 03-20-2013 10:46 AM

Nice work on first board,,,, Looks great.

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

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#6 posted 03-20-2013 12:25 PM

Great board!!!! Was it easy to put the juice groove in it?

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

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#7 posted 03-20-2013 12:28 PM

You are a talented young man! Keep charging! I expect great things from you.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#8 posted 03-20-2013 12:48 PM

@TheeWoodShed: It wasn’t hard at all. I put a piece of tape on the top of the cutting board and marked a line where I wanted the groove to stop, set my fence on the router table, and stopped the groove when the bit line was on that pen mark.

Thanks for the feedback everyone, and yeah, that’s my boy Joshua. He LOVES to go out in the garage and “work” on pieces of scrap wood while I am working.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 03-20-2013 12:52 PM

Nice work. I love the various wood colors.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 03-20-2013 01:11 PM

very sharp i like it

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#11 posted 03-20-2013 04:10 PM

Great work. Great helper.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 03-20-2013 06:23 PM


Great work for a first try

A father happy, a son happy, what else ?

Thanks for sharing

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#13 posted 03-21-2013 01:13 AM

Outstanding work! Looks great!

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