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So I am gonna venture into making some cutting boards for christmas this year and am gonna use the woodwhisperer’s design. About how many BF of each do you think I should purchase? I am making three. Final dimensions will be 12×18. Im thinking about 1.5 bf/species/cutting board. Am I totally off? Thanks for the info.

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#1 posted 1044 days ago

According to Bell Forest Products, if you buy their “kit” for the WW cutting board, you’ll get 5.3 BF total.

Bell Forest Products WW Cutting Board Package

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#2 posted 1044 days ago

12” x 18” = 1.5 sf @ 1” thick = 1.5 bf. Yep it does.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#3 posted 1044 days ago

You will need extra to account for jointing, planing, snipe, ripping, kerf loss, knots and things like that. I would guess 2+ bf per board. Better too much than too little.

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#4 posted 1043 days ago

This might help. The cutting board designer will let you play around with different designs.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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