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Project by kiefer posted 03-12-2015 05:14 PM 3811 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this tenderizing board for my wife to go with the mallet .
All the maple came from my maple off cut bin and with a bit of shuffling I was able to enough pieces to make this board and just to add a little I added a piece of Jatoba to one corner .
The sides are cut at an 7 DEG.angle to make it easier to pick up.
Now a few applications of mineral oil and it should be ready to go .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-12-2015 05:41 PM

Am I right in assuming the top of the board is several narrow passes in on the router table in both directions with a chamfering bit?
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 06:06 PM

You are going to wear out that mallet jig at this rate LOL. Guess now we know why one side was flat on the mallet! Tender and EXTRA TENDER!!!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 03-12-2015 06:06 PM

Sure makes me glad I’m not a tough steak!


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 03-12-2015 06:19 PM

One blow, both sides done at once. Great idea Klaus.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-12-2015 06:22 PM

If this set up doesn’t tender the meat, nothing will. Even looks cool. Can the flip side of this be used as a cutting board? Two birds with one stone.
Hey, how about this beautiful weather.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-12-2015 06:47 PM

Please don’t take offense, but you should never use a wooden cutting board for meat.

I reclaimed a large cutting block on legs. It had been used in a butcher shop. The stench of flattening the block with a router sled was really a gagger. Your tenderizing board is going to soak up the blood from your meat and it’s going to keep it there.

Your call, but I would never do it.

-- --Dale Page

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#7 posted 03-12-2015 07:02 PM

That is one mighty fancy tenderizing board Klaus… You oughta make one out of the white plastic also

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#8 posted 03-12-2015 07:04 PM

No I use a box joint cutter tilted at 45 on the table saw with a index jig .

Good one
Tender and EXTRA TENDER!!!*
I think that would hurt . :-)

Mike ”Love me tender love me sweet ”
Maybe maybe not .

Great weather but don’t have to cut the lawn .
No flipping over that would be hard on the counter.

I understand that wood is better then plastic but we will see and as long it is sterilized properly after use i don’t see a problem .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 03-12-2015 07:08 PM

We have a white plastic board but it is thin and I can’t laminate it to wood because there is no glue that would stick .
I will think about that also and may give it a try .

-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 03-12-2015 07:48 PM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using a wood board for meat. Although plastic is easier to clean, wood can be disinfected just as easily with a good dousing of bleach.

Gorgeous block! I really like this idea and would love to try it :)

-- New to working and learning as much as I can :D

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#11 posted 03-12-2015 08:01 PM

Looks great. thanks for telling us how you cut the rough parts.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#12 posted 03-12-2015 08:24 PM

Very nice, Klaus!! Everything will be tender at your house!

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

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#13 posted 03-12-2015 11:26 PM

That is just to doggone cool!!!

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#14 posted 03-12-2015 11:33 PM

Be sure not to hit your finger…. OUch!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#15 posted 03-12-2015 11:37 PM

I love it. Nice build.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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