Cutting Boards

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Project by jase posted 212 days ago 542 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s,

This is my first post, but I have heavily relied on the information you all have provided to improve my amateur skills in the wood shop. Starting out my first board (1st pic), i used walnut/maple and used…white elmers glue. Only after I finished my glueup I read about my big mistake. Funny thing is the board is still held together and its been used for about 6 months now.

Second board was mahagony/maple and was a gift to my mother in-law. She liked it so much she hung it on her wall and refuses to use it…

Third board was cherry/walnut/maple/walnut/cherry/walnut/cherry/walnut/maple/walnut. I used cutting board designer to make light work of the design flaws. This board is our most used in the kitchen because its just the right size.

The biggest thing I’ve learned from my wood working, is I prefer to not have the corners/lines meet up because if I make a mistake (and I do), its hard to fix them. I prefer the offset patterns because like on the third cutting board, the only line I need to watch or can look at, is the very center 1/2” walnut piece.

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#1 posted 212 days ago

All of them look very nice and great choices for the wood combinations. A job well done…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 212 days ago

Very nice. Good job!

-- Mike, Mississippi,

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#3 posted 212 days ago

I don’t know why, but the first one really speaks to me and it’s the most basic pattern of the three. I think it’s because your craftsmanship is undisguised. Very well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 211 days ago

I have not had the opportunity to make one of these. As soon as I can get back into my shop I want to try to make a few. It’s just to cold for now. If I were to try to glue anything up, it would freeze.
Your work is outstanding. The design is simple and looks great.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#5 posted 207 days ago

They all look great and well finished. Like the beautiful wood combo and patterns. Great job!

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#6 posted 207 days ago

very nice cutting boards what did you use as a finish. i have been using mineral oil looking for something better. they look nice but keep having to add oil and it sips out of the board

-- jrm123

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