First Cutting Board

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Project by MrTweedle posted 12-16-2013 05:01 PM 766 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Approximately 15”x11”x2”, this is one of my first all wood projects I’ve taken on and will be a gift for my parents this Christmas.

Hard Maple, Walnut, and Padauk, for the woods and glued up with Titebond III. Lines are a little askew but heck so is just about everything I make : ) .

Finished with Beeswax and mineral oil.

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 06:51 PM

Looks good! Welcome to the club and LJ’s.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 08:08 PM

What a great looking cutting board…I’m sure your parents will get a lot of use with this one

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 04:28 AM

Not bad for your first try. In fact very nice.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 08:46 AM

Really love the padouk, it finishes up to near perfection!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#5 posted 12-17-2013 09:25 PM

Very nice! I’m in the process of making six end grain cutting boards out of maple, walnut and cherry for Christmas gifts for my family. This will be my first cutting boards too. I really like the accent of the padauk wood in yours. Did you get your padauk online or locally?

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 09:36 PM

I got the padauk from I do like the way it turned out but the oil in that wood sure made a big mess of my work area.

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#7 posted 12-17-2013 09:58 PM

I haven’t used that wood yet, but I really like the color of it. I’ll keep that in mind. I’m familiar with Bell Forest. Thanks!

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 01:47 PM

I will be lucky if my 10th board will look good as your 1st!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-20-2013 03:01 PM

Attractive looking board, like the colors and the patterns. It’s a great gift to family and friends. Great job!

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