Cove Cut Cheese Board

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Project by Mr M's Woodshop posted 06-19-2014 09:32 PM 3394 views 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A recent episode of Rough Cut with Tommy Mac featured a trio of household items made from left over stock from the cut off bin. One of these projects was a cheese board.

Guess what I’ve been doing?

The board is unique with a cove cut on all 4 sides which is done on the table saw. The final shape is inevitably dubbed “the surf board” here in SoCal.

I recently got some great 6/4 Walnut, so I was all set to go. I made a couple of versions; I preferred the wider version that exposed the cove cuts more fully on the “corners.” Finish, as always with me and food-ready boards, is mineral oil, and then a topcoat of 3:1 mineral oil/beeswax.

The action shot in the shop is done by Mrs M, who closely supervised the cove cuts done on an unguarded blade. She hasn’t much trusted me since that trip to the ER….

Complete photo essay is available on, here.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 09:47 PM

Nice job. I saw that episode the other day, too. Looks like it would be a fun little project to try.

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 12:06 AM

great cheese board,love the surf board look….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 05:02 PM

Very nice. I like the photo stage…I’m kinda hungry now!

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 06:14 PM

Very kewl, elegant looking for sure

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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