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#1 posted 01-01-2013 12:17 AM


I get requests for a blood groove quite often on the thinner boards, almost never on the thicker boards.

On boards under 14” square I put the groove in about 3/4” from the edge and about 3/8” deep. I’m not a fan of blood grooves, (I also do a lot of cooking), because it introduces a chance of a blowout with the router and once those grooves get full the juice has nowhere else to go other than over the side or back onto the board.

I try to explain to the customer that if there is enough blood in the meat to fill the groove it wasn’t bled enough before selling. If they are doing veggies, let it run off anyway.

I should mention that it seems to me that people that want the thinner boards want it to look cool, but don’t care if it’s all that functional. I even had one lady that wanted to give me some old CDX plywood to make a board for her. It had been used as a cement form board and she wanted a cutting board made 2”X20”X24”. I ended up refusing the sale because she couldn’t understand why it wouldn’t work.

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