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Forum topic by Don Broussard posted 07-20-2012 02:24 AM 715 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Broussard

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07-20-2012 02:24 AM

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Has anyone done a cutting board with a shooting board design, where the edge of the CB grabs the edge of a counter? Just curious.

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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 03:35 AM

You mean like a bench hook? Not sure what the point would be.

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 03:53 AM

I’ve never done this, but I’ve seen a couple lately in stores. Trying to remember what the other “feature” in them was… I think the end goal – and at least in the photos—was easy placement over the sink so you can dump the chicken juices or veggie guts into the sink. Oh right! Yes, along that note, the couple I saw recently had a hole in the middle just for that. Not dead middle, but off to the side.

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 01:31 PM

I’ve made several this way for gifts. They are larger than a normal cutting board and used for kneading bread. The lips keep the board from sliding around on the counter. I copied a very old one made from pine that a friend had. They actually have a lip on the front facing down and a lip on the back facing up. That way they can be turned over and the opposite side used for cutting without putting knife marks on the kneading surface.

Paul

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#4 posted 07-20-2012 01:43 PM

I have the same one Paul describes – one lip on bottom, another on top on the opposing side so you can flip it over, it’s fairly large, and is for kneading dough. it keeps the board from moving around when you apply force on the dough. for cutting board, there might not be that much of an importance on this aside from quick butting against the edge of the counter, but then if you have drips – it could drip off the counter (cutting of veggies/fruits/meat that contain liquids).

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 07-20-2012 01:50 PM

@bondo—Yes, I was thinking like a bench hook, not a shooting board. My bad.

@Lis—Veggie guts! The first thing I thought about was cantaloupe. I’m not sure if I like a hole in the face of a cutting board, but I guess it works for some people who work a lot in the kitchen.

@Paul—That’s exactly what I was talking about. I wasn’t sure specifically how it would be used, but kneading bread dough sounds like a good application. My initial thought was to “anchor” the CB to the counter edge to keep it from sliding around during use. Having a hook on each side of the board would make storage a problem, so I’m thinking that maybe a removable handle might be needed.

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 01:59 PM

I have a cutting board that came with my sink that has something similar, The design is so you can place it in the sink, do your cutting, then wipe the scraps into the garbage disposal. It’s also great if you have limited counter space. This one is a finger jointed piece of crap, but will make a nice template for a good board.

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 07-20-2012 01:59 PM

@Paul or @PurpLev—Does the ledge go all the way across the long edge of the CB, and does it have a return under the lip? Could I trouble either of you to post a picture or provide other details?

Another resource for me is my wife. I can see if she would like and use such a CB, and what elements would be useful and which would just be in the way.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 02:07 PM

Don,

the ledge goes all across the front and back of the board, and is simply another strip of wood glued vertically to keep the front of the board with clean lines. it was cut at the same time/settings as the rest of the strips. As long as it keeps the board in place against the counter, you could then add whatever features seem useful to you.

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#9 posted 07-20-2012 09:34 PM

Don….sorry, no pics. Didn’t keep one for myself. I’ve made them two different ways. Both ways have breadboard ends. On one the lip is glued to the edge of the board and has tongues to accept the groove of the breadboard ends. On the other the lip is glued to the top of the board and just sits on top, allowing it to move over the breadboard end. This way was much easier, but be careful not to get glue on the breadboard ends. I made the lips about 1 3/4” or 2”high.

I’ve never posted a picture here, but if you want to PM me, I can make a sketch and email it to you.

Paul

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