Cutting Board / Knife Block #1: First Post and a Quick Recap

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Blog entry by Chris posted 05-07-2012 03:54 PM 3596 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally got around to setting up an account on Lumber Jocks and figured I’d kick things off with a quick note about my current project. First, a little bit of a back story… A good buddy of mine moved out to LA a few months back and quickly found that abundant counter space comes at a premium. Being that I’m such a nice guy (and never sent a housewarming present…) I figured I’d try to throw something together for him. What I came up with was a combination end grain cutting board/knife block that has a built-in disposal/food drop slot.

First step was a pretty basic end grain cutting board. I went with 8/4 cherry, 8/4 maple, and 4/4 walnut.

Then I made up a base for the cutting board out of 1/2” red oak and did a quick mock up. For some reason my wife yells at me when I bring stuff from the kitchen into the shop so I used screw drivers as what will be a set of knives. The dish will be used to catch whatever comes through from the top of the cutting board.

Then got the oil (cutting board) and stain (base) applied. I was a little hesitant about the stain color of the base but I think it turned out OK.

And that were I got to over the weekend. Next steps are to put in a guide to hold the top in place and add the knife block slots. Overall I’m pretty happy with how this has turned out so far. Who knows, it might not make its way out to LA after all :)

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 04:25 PM

Hi Chris,

Welcome to LJ. Good job on the cutting board.

One suggestion would be to rout a juice trough to allow any juices to run into your container also.

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 06:54 PM

Nice cuting bvosrd and I like what Shanem sad

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 10:49 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 11:03 AM

That is the coolest cutting board I’ve seen so far, great job, looking foward to updates.

-- Rodman

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