Gigantic long grain cutting board

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Project by Benchmarknorway posted 04-19-2015 07:36 PM 1194 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this in time to carve a joint of lamb on it at Easter. Unfortunately, with only 2 coats of mineral oil the board needed washing afterwards as the fat from the lamb had began to soak in. Bad idea as next morning the board had warped badly and developed a 4” long crack !! After letting it dry out for a week or so I sanded it back, filled the crack with epoxy and refinished with 4 coats of Liberon Finishing Oil. Turned out much nicer second time around :)

The Wood is spalted beech with two thin stripes of cherry and the board measures a far too large 24 inches x 19 inches (60×48cn).

-- Mark, Oslo, Norway (ex London, UK)

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#1 posted 04-20-2015 12:43 AM

Nice looking board Mark. Did you make a template to router out the dip gutter or what ever it’s called?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 08:11 AM

Yes, I used a templete to route the gutter using a guide bush and a 1/2” core box bit. Nerve racking experience as one slip to the right, away from the template, would have ruined the board. I’ll have to think of something safer next time.

-- Mark, Oslo, Norway (ex London, UK)

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