Turning the feet for cutting boards

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 05-19-2013 02:28 PM 1555 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just thought I’d show how I create feet for my cutting boards. I pretty much eyeball the first one on the right side, then start designing. Once I get the squared dimensions, I start working my way down to the left, the start back on the right with refining whatever it is that shows up, when I start removing the wood, and again, move back towards the left. Last thing I do is cut down the tenon that fits into the board, and use the 3/4 open end wrench as my guide to sizing that tenon. Usually the feet end up at about 1.5 – 1.75” in height, and the tenons are a little less than the width of EasyWoods large straight cutter, then use a 1/16” pen sized parting tool, followed by a cheap pull saw to separate each foot.

They get sanded to 400 and then get finished after gluing into the tenon holes on the board. Same finish of mineral oil.


-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 01:21 AM

Thanks for the post Scott! Great way to get them all done close to the same.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 06:07 AM

Nice work :D And also this is my 100th post .

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 08:36 PM

Boy do these feet really dress up the cutting board!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 04:34 PM

Love them, really make a big difference on the cutting boards. Turn them into super!

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#5 posted 06-01-2013 06:26 PM

Now I’m looking for a lathe, thank Scott.

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#6 posted 09-29-2017 12:39 PM

These feet add a lot of class to these boards. Nice work!

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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