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Project by Draeger posted 02-17-2014 05:23 PM 1463 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post and I’m pretty new to woodworking. I know cutting boards are an overdone woodworking project, but I learned a lot from doing this and couldn’t be happier with the results. The wood came from a single board of warped and twisted Acacia. In my limited experience this stuff is HARD to work with, but I love the look of the grain pattern. I think I’m one step closer in my wife’s eyes to justifying the purchase of all my tools – maybe!

I found the idea on a google search and was compelled to find some Acacia and give this a try. It measures 13” x 13” x 1.5”. I cut a finger groove on all 4 sides. I flattened it using a router jig, and rounded off all edges.

This was a great project, and has such a unique look. Thanks a lot for looking. Comments or critiques welcome.

-- 'Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.' - Abraham Lincoln





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Dallas

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 06:10 PM

Looks good. Whatcha gonna do with it?
What’s it finished with?

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Michael Wilson

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 07:49 PM

Gorgeous board!

I sure recognize that setup in the 6th picture. :)

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Ottacat

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 08:52 PM

Really sharp looking boards. I flattened mine with a router jig as well and was still surprised by how much sanding they took to get smooth – end grain is tough!

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Michael Wilson

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 09:05 PM

Yeah I just stopped making them after the Christmas present boards were done due to the amount of sanding involved. There has to be a better way. I have half a dozen roughed out boards in a corner of the shop. I’m just not going through that again.

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#5 posted 02-18-2014 12:23 AM

No such thing as too many cutting board projects , especially when they look as good as this one : )
Which finish did you use on it ?

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#6 posted 02-18-2014 04:20 AM

I must say, quite beautiful

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Draeger

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 06:36 AM

Thanks for the great compliments.

Btw…the board was finished with mineral oil.

-- 'Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.' - Abraham Lincoln

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