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Forum topic by EWJSMITH posted 11-26-2012 01:43 AM 698 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2012 01:43 AM

Hi all,

My workplace has an auction coming up in on Dec 5th and I’d like to make and donate a cutting board. I was thinking first about a standard face grain board with multiple color strips. But I’ve been looking at and been amazed by these tumbling boards that a number of lumberjocks are knocking out. So I might (might that is) attempt one of these. So my questions are:
1. what types of woods should be used? I was thinking maple, cherry and mahogany? would these suffice for a cutting board?
2. what is the best finish? Mineral oil?
3. what is the best glue to use for an application like this?

And finally, I’ve read some tutorials on how to build these and it looks like fun. Anyone know of any videos posted online on how to do this? I’m more of a visual learner than a reading learner :-)

thanks all!

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 02:38 AM

1. Your wood selections are fine
2. Mineral oil is an excellent finish choice. Several coats.
3. I used Titebond II.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 03:31 AM

thx steve. looks like i’ve got to stop at the lumber yard tomorrow.

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