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Betsy

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2423 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cutting boards feet

I’ve got just a minute before work starts. But I’m considering putting feet on the cutting board I made my boss. What are the pros and cons of feet on a fancy cutting board?

I can think of – an extra place for bacteria – a con
more stability – cut’s down on the slide across the counter factor – a pro

What do you all do? Feet, no feet?
What kind of feet if you use them?

Thanks.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!


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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 2423 days ago

Well, if ya put feet on it ya can’t use both sides. If you do put feet on it it stays put better. I guess it’s up to you. LOL back to you.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Brad_Nailor

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#2 posted 2423 days ago

I have made allot of cutting boards, and I did a couple once that I put feet on. I just bought some pre made hardwood dowel hole caps and drilled holes in the bottom and popped them in. I liked the way it looked and I thought it would be better for the board. I have read allot of articles that recommend you store cutting boards on their sides to keep them from warping, allowing air to circulate all the way around the board. I gave them both away as gifts and it wasn’t too long that I got feedback about the feet. One person commented that the board slid around on the counter a little too much when they were trying to use it. The other person said that they too were having trouble with the board sliding, but they just put a dish towel under it and that stopped it from moving. But when I went to visit one of the people I gave the board to I saw in horror that they had been cutting on it with nothing but serrated edged knives, and the board looked like somebody cut up a few cords of firewood on it! When I commented on it, the person said to me “can’t you just re sand it? I did all the sanding with a wide belt and I would have to chisel the feet off it to put it through the sander again. I guess you could sand it by hand but it wouldn’t come out as nice. So needless to say I don’t put feet on my boards anymore…I recommend people store them on their sides…and try to refrain from using serrated edged knives!

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Betsy

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#3 posted 2423 days ago

David – I can’t imagine seeing all those serrated knife marks – yikes!

Thanks for the input. I’m going to think on it some more, but may stay al la natural and go no feet.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Robert Smith

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#4 posted 2423 days ago

I have done them both ways, i think the good woods walnut ,cherry ,maple when mixed and glued look better with out feet,but that’s just my opion

-- Robert, mountainwoodcarving@netzero.net

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Karson

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#5 posted 2423 days ago

I think without. Then they have a cut side and a view side. Tell them to only cut on one side of the board.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Betsy

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#6 posted 2423 days ago

I think I’ve decided no feet.

Thanks for all your input.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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