Cutting board - Walnut and Maple

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Project by AESamuel posted 06-03-2015 06:43 PM 1142 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I’ve made a cutting board for my mother’s birthday from walnut and maple. The board is 12” x 10.5” x 1.5” and finished with three coats of food safe danish oil.

I’ve included two phone pictures of some of the process. I did the whole thing with just a tenon saw and a No.4 stanley, taking some 2”x1” rough sawn walnut and maple down to the final dimensions. It took me around two weeks on and off to dimension all the wood, if I had to estimate how long it took me all together I would reckon it was a good 4 days straight of hand planing just because the wood is so tough!

Hope you like it!

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#1 posted 06-03-2015 08:07 PM

Nice end result but I’ll admit if you took all the hand tool work I’ve done in the last ten years it wouldn’t total 4 days.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 06-04-2015 12:38 AM

I think it looks nice. Can’t go wrong with maple and walnut. I’m with Jim though I would probably never get a board done with hand planes. You are congratulated for your tenacity.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 06-04-2015 01:16 PM

Beautiful board. I love the two woods together and the round-over corners give it a great appearance. Great work and even more impressive for being done with handtools.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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