First Cutting Boards

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Project by freddyaudiophile posted 05-10-2013 09:35 PM 739 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a few cutting boards. The woods are maple, cherry, black and American walnut, blood wood, and jatoba. All edge grain. In this neck of the woods, it cost me $80 for enough wood to make these 3 boards. My local rough lumber shop sells anything 2’ and under in their ‘short shelf’ for half price. I was able to get a lead on some thick 2” maple ends from another local outfit that makes custom wooden beams for cottages and log houses.

Each was sanded using 80, 120, 150 and then 220 grit using a ROS, and then the edges were rounded over. I used a Freud Diablo 4-flute round over bit… Man, those work good! Definitely worth the $16 in the clearance aisle at HomeDepot. Then I added 3 coats of mineral oil. The mineral oil cost me $5 for a bottle al Wal-Mart. Titebond III is used to hold the boards together.

Fun project to say the least.

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 09:40 PM

Nice job! Post more photos after you oil it!

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 01:10 AM

Good looking cutting board.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 01:25 PM

Nice boards, keep them coming

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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