Cutting boards.....yep!

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Project by jbschutz posted 02-18-2014 08:23 PM 885 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first two Cutting Boards......I hesitated to post these…...not really much to recommend them. There have been so many artsy, geometric designs posted recently, that my humble boards will pale in comparison. These are meant to be daily drivers….awash in meat juices and absorbing knife hacks on a daily basis. Both boards are long grain and about 1 1/8 inches thick. The first is simply quarter sawn oak with jatoba and walnut racing stirpes. The second is walnut “bricks” with quarter sawn oak “mortar” pattern. All edges have been eased with a 1/4 inch roundover bit. Both were sanded to 220 and treated with food grade mineral oil for several days. Bring on the beef!

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 08:57 PM

Great cutting boards! Nothing ordinary about these. Good job!

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 11:22 PM

Gr8 looking boards. I like the 1st one best.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 11:34 PM

Very attractive and nicely done.

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 12:45 AM

There is always room for boards like these. The figure in the wood is really nice.
They do look like someone would use them. That’s a good thing!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 01:37 AM

These are beautiful and good to know they will be used for their intended purpose!

Nice change in the weather today huh? It was 40 in the Cities today…. :)

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 03:21 AM

Nothing wrong with those two beauties. The look like they are ready to carve some Prime Rib on.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 05:26 AM

Hi John.
Glad to see you got a couple projects done in this cold weather .
The boards look great and I pick the walnut as my favorite . Nice daily cutters they look great and a start to an addiction .

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 05:51 AM

I really like that 2nd one, well done!

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#9 posted 02-19-2014 11:21 AM

I made a cutting board for my secretary for Christmas. It was beautiful – maple, walnut, and padauk. She displays it in her home and uses another for daily use. I don’t know if mine will ever get used. What you have created is “functional elegance”. I’m glad you posted! Thanks

-- Tim Harrelson

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 02:42 PM

They both look great, attractive wood combo and cool patterns. Great job!

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 03:21 PM

Your boards are lovely … and will be used. I was displaying some boards at a recent crafts fair, and too many people walked by the booth, touched one of the boards, said “Oooo, pretty!” ... and kept walking. Nothing good about being pretty if the work doesn’t get used for its intended purpose. Cutting boards are made for cutting.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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