My first cutting board.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Fridgecritter posted 499 days ago 1541 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.

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

13 comments so far

View Dallas's profile


2857 posts in 1092 days

#1 posted 499 days ago

Outstanding work!

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

View jaykaypur's profile


3264 posts in 1013 days

#2 posted 499 days ago

That is a fine looking cutting board. Good job.

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

View kdc68's profile


1942 posts in 881 days

#3 posted 499 days ago

Nice work for sure !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

View robscastle's profile


1502 posts in 809 days

#4 posted 498 days ago

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

-- Regards Robert

View Ken90712's profile


14847 posts in 1793 days

#5 posted 498 days ago

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

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

View TheeWoodShed's profile


162 posts in 515 days

#6 posted 498 days ago

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."

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

941 posts in 2412 days

#7 posted 498 days ago

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

-- Max the "night janitor" at

View Fridgecritter's profile


157 posts in 721 days

#8 posted 498 days ago

@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

View helluvawreck's profile


15452 posts in 1471 days

#9 posted 498 days ago

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

View indgreg's profile


267 posts in 519 days

#10 posted 498 days ago

very sharp i like it

-- greg indiana

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13374 posts in 943 days

#11 posted 498 days ago

Great work. Great helper.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View Diggerjacks's profile


1738 posts in 1743 days

#12 posted 498 days ago


Great work for a first try

A father happy, a son happy, what else ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

View AJswoodshop's profile


1057 posts in 881 days

#13 posted 498 days ago

Outstanding work! Looks great!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase