Spring Cleaning complete!!

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Project by JT23325 posted 05-11-2014 04:42 AM 1911 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Earlier I posted the first of 5 cutting boards that I put together from the ever growing endless supply of narrow strips piling up in the corner of my shop. So I figured that I would go ahead and post the rest and call it a day
(Spring cleaning complete).

I like to utilize the “FREE Cutting Board Designer cbdesigner which can be downloaded as freeware at “ Be sure to read the installation directions if you choose to check it out. You may be prompted that you need to update the “comdlg32.ocx” file in the windows\System32 folder. This is a official Microsoft file that if needed can be downloaded from the Microsoft website..

If you search Google for the file it will take you to a official Microsoft Website where you can download the file and a installer for it. I had to do this but it only took a few minutes and was relatively painless. Note you may have to reboot after updating the file..

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#1 posted 05-11-2014 12:32 PM

Nice cutting boards!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 02:16 PM

Nice, very nice.
And thanks for the link.
Downloaded it last night.
Gotta find some scraps somewhere…hmmm….none in here…this is all good stuff…

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 05:13 PM

Those are some fine-looking cutting boards. I’ll have to make a few soon. What type of finish?

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#4 posted 05-11-2014 11:42 PM


I utilize a Mineral oil and bees wax mixture. Basically 1/2 stick beeswax to 1 16oz bottle. I have a small pot that I use to heat the oil and wax so that I can blend them. once blended the bees wax not not re-solidify. I store mine in an old Mt Olive Pickle jar once made. I have found that adding a little beeswax helps with the leeching of oil once applied, without having a ambering effect that some of the commercial blends can have.

But straight Mineral oil works well also. Just be sure to thoroughly and generously apply the first time around. For porious materials like end-grain Red Oak or Wenge I apply a some to the entire board with a paper-towel then apply a very generous amount to the top and let it sit for about an 20 minutes +/- or until I see that the oil has soaked through to the bottom. then wipe down flip over and repeat. Then I thoroughly wipe down with a paper-towel then intil the surface oil if removed then I buff with a soft cloth to create a very nice sheen.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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