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BinghamtonEd

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583 days ago

I’m wrapping up my edge grain cutting boards for Christmas presents. I plan on attaching 4 small feet to each board to keep it from slipping. I’ve got these ready to go.

It looks like you can just drill a hole and shove these in and they fit pretty tight, however I was thinking that if one came out, I didn’t want it to go down the drain and be lost forever. I bought some 5-minute epoxy and plan on putting a dab of that in each hole before putting the foot in, then once they’re all in, proceed with oiling the boards. Any reason not to epoxy the feet in?

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lew

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#1 posted 582 days ago

I think that would work, OK.

I bought some larger ones that are “sticky” but didn’t trust that to hold very long. Used some short #6 screws and washers to hold the feet in place.

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#2 posted 582 days ago

I never put on feet. I have found that most people want to be able to use both sides or use one side and turn the clean side up for show.

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Biff

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#3 posted 582 days ago

Yeah, well some of us have to put feet on the cutting board so they don’t wobble. Gotta get a drum sander!

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#4 posted 582 days ago

I would not use epoxy I would put a little blob of silicone, as it can be cut out later if you need a new rubber foot.

Epoxy will be a solid crust that you are ” stuck with” later in the boards life.

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#5 posted 582 days ago

I’m also dubious about epoxy sticking securely to polyvinyl. DrDirt probably has it right.

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AandCstyle

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#6 posted 582 days ago

To keep them from slipping, just put a hand towel under them during use.

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