Another cutting board?

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 01-20-2012 08:42 PM 8301 reads 14 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeah, I know…do we really need another cutting board video? Well yeah, because I’ve never made one!

LumberJock Jeremy Greiner sent me over a copy of his software called Cutting Board Designer to check out. It’s a really nifty little program that lets you layout all sorts of patterns before you actually buy or cut any wood.

So in this video I’ll show you a little about Cutting Board Designer (Learn more>>) and then take you through the basic steps on making a cutting board.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 09:00 PM

Very nice Steve. That’s one thing I still need to make. I just love the contrast in wood you have chosen.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 09:01 PM

The board turned out great! I liked the packing tape tip—I’ll have to use that on my next glue up. I usually just put down some wax paper, but I think your tip would work better?

What? You didn’t glue both pieces of wood for the glue up? Blasphemy! :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 09:24 PM

Excellent video and project Steve!
At $10 I’m grabbing that software even if I don’t get to the cutting board until well into the year.

Thanks for posting!

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 09:25 PM

I’ve made several cutting boards as I was fine tuning the app, and I have to say your first cutting board looks better than my best :P .. That thing is a beast I wouldn’t want to drop that on my foot.


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 09:34 PM

Yeah, I do a lot of cooking and have really been needing a decent cutting board for a long time. And I wanted a big, thick, heavy one that could take my chopping abuse. I use it daily. But this is only an interim board. What I’d really like to build is a rolling chopping cart with a 2’ x 2’ chopping block for the top. And about 3” thick!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 10:23 PM

Nice CB steve. I got the CB bug after watching the woodwhisperer CB video. I have made a lot of CB’s and either given them as presents, donated a few and sold some, but I have not made one for myself. I also do alot of cooking and should make one for my kitchen. I will check out the CB software, it will cut down on the design time.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 10:28 PM

You’re hooked, Steve, aren’t you?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 01-20-2012 11:15 PM

Nice first board. Looks very good.

I looked at his software last year when I started and it is just as hard learning how to use it as it is to figure it yourself, I think. It also limits your design. Learning how to figure your cuts is to me part of the fun.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 02:06 AM

I have made a few hundreds cutting boards, but I watched your video because I am always entertained and learn something new every time. The packing tape on cauls is a good idea. I have used the original free CB designer. I guess by the same guy. I like the upgrades to this. The cut list and better layout will be helpful and save time. A good use of $10.00. Steve, making the alignment mistakes just makes you a mere mortal like most of us. It also looks more homemade!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Andrew Betschman

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 02:41 AM

The project looks great Steve.

-- Andrew, Ohio

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 03:34 AM

Beautiful cutting board, nice job Steve.

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Bob Kollman

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 08:29 AM

Nice work Steve, the cutting board designer sounds like a good program.

I like to make cutting boards because it is really a nice way to work with

exotic woods and the cost isn’t all that great. this past x=mas I made quite

a few.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 10:28 AM

Must put one of these on my to do list… Does that mean I need more clamps?

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#14 posted 01-21-2012 05:24 PM

Steve, as usual, an informative and entertaining video. I made one just out of maple for my wife for Christmas, 2010, and yours seemed alot easier than mine. Yours also looks alot more decorative than mine. I can relate to the alignment challenge, but with watching your vid, I am coming up with what might be a more clamping/aligning friendly method. I also learned alot from the “Wood Whisperer” on how to finish one of these. I too chose mineral oil and found out that I really had to put it on, put it on, and put it on again to totally saturate it for the most protection. The only other challenge I had was to convince my wife to actually use it in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing, and great job!
Pickpapa … aka(Chuck)

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#15 posted 01-21-2012 06:22 PM

Steve hope all is well, I bought this program a while ago and love it! Well worth it in my opinion. Always fun to watch you videos. I have made so many of these and your right so much sanding. The 2nd glue up is so important to get them all aligned perfectly I sometimes glue 1/2 the board and then the other 1/2. I bought a bigger drum sander so I don’t have to hand sand as much.

Have a good weekend.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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