Christmas Cutting Board

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Project by bobasaurus posted 12-29-2015 07:04 PM 1277 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little end-grain cutting board for a Christmas gift. I made four cutting boards total this year, but only got a good picture of this one. It contains Padauk, Jatoba, White Oak, Red Oak, Purpleheart, and some mystery brown wood that might be Ash. Saturated with mineral oil, then a wax/oil mix was wiped on to seal the pores.

I hand planed this board flat instead of just routing/sanding:

Here is another board I did, before/after oiling:

Also made an oven rack puller:

And five of these magnetic insert bit screwdriver handles:

Lots of Christmas production this year. Gotta get back to bigger projects.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 07:52 PM

Allen, this turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 10:41 PM

Well done some great looking boards…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-30-2015 04:59 AM

Realy nice board! Those grains look great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-30-2015 05:43 PM

Very cool design!

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#5 posted 12-30-2015 06:04 PM

I really like how you paired up the end grain to give it a criss-cross appearance. Very nice

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#6 posted 12-30-2015 06:47 PM

Very nice cutting board Bob. Where did you get or what did you use for the brass ferrules?

-- Steve - Front Royal, VA

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#7 posted 12-30-2015 07:43 PM

Thanks for the comments. Steve, the brass ferrules are 1/4” compression nuts made for plumbing. I thread them on with some CA glue then turn the hex sides round with a carbide tool. I’ve found it hard to get them centered, though… might switch to just using brass/copper tubing.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 01-01-2016 12:55 AM

Very time consuming. You did a great job. I’m sure they liked them.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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