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Turning the feet for cutting boards

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 467 days ago 924 views 2 times favorited 5 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

-- Scott, Irmo SC





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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 466 days ago

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 466 days ago

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#3 posted 466 days ago

Boy do these feet really dress up the cutting board!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 464 days ago

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

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#5 posted 454 days ago

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

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