Another Cutting Board

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Project by Thos. Angle posted 12-04-2008 01:18 AM 2265 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have lots of cutting boards posted on Lumber Jocks so I thought I’d add one to the mix. A neighbor came over with a headboard he’d built. He wanted an oval cut in the center for a mirror. When we finally got it cut out there was this piece of Ash laying on the shop floor. I asked him where he wanted it and he said,” Keep it.” I got to looking at it this week and decided it needed to be doing something. Carleen has a little cutting board with this type of handle which she really likes.So, more from the scrap pile and we added some Walnut to the mix. I even used my Bead-Lock to hold it all together. It is really a meat or bread board. It is one sided because of the leather feet I glued to the bottom. They keep it in one place and keep it solid. The bottom had some issues and wouldn’t look very good if it was up. The board is sorta 18 inches long by 15 1/2 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. The finish is Olive Oil. Made a fun afternoon. I think Mama likes it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 01:28 AM

The Walnut adds a lot to it, and I’ve always heard that Ash was the best wood to be used around food for cutting boards.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 01:37 AM

Nice Thom.


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#3 posted 12-04-2008 01:42 AM

...sorta 18 inches…That must be Cowboy talk for left my tape in the shop again. Great little project!

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 01:44 AM

Love the contrast Thomas. Looks real easy to handle too.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 12-04-2008 01:45 AM

Yup, if Mama’s happy everybody is happy, and can be the icing on the cake.

Thanks for the post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 12-04-2008 04:11 AM

Nice, I like this one. I like all of the variations of cutting boards we have seen.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#7 posted 12-04-2008 04:32 AM

I like this project. I will cross my fingers that expansion doesn’t ruin it for you.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 12-04-2008 05:04 AM

Nice board Thom. I like the contrasting wood. Have you ever tried Walnut oil for a finish? BTW…what glue do you used to attach the leather feet? I really like that idea.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#9 posted 12-04-2008 05:38 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. As to expansion, it’s not an heirloom. If it cracks apart, just throw it in the fire and build another one. Never tried Walnut oil. I oil my saddles with Olive Oil and it’s always there. The feet keep it in one place on the counter.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 12-05-2008 02:41 AM

Carleen should be pleased with that one Tom. Very nice piece, great contrast.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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