One Large Cutting Board

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I made this end grain cutting board for a young man who is a chef. He said he wanted a large and substantial board. It is made with Lacewood (aka Leopardwood), Cherry, and Walnut. It measures 25 1/2” X 16 1/2” X 1 5/8” and it weighs 19 pounds. Sorry guys & gals, I’m not at all good with metric measurements.

I enjoyed making this board but it was a lot of work. The weight of it alone made it quite the challenge. I guess I should mention that it is finished with Mineral Oil and then 2 coats of Mineral Oil & Beeswax.

I took the photo at the restaurant where the young man works. Hopefully the grain pattern etc. shows up well enough for you to enjoy. I was quite pleased with it.

-- Steve, New Mexico, USA

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 12:38 AM

That lacewood looks really good. I like making cutting boards too and would like to make a few bigger ones like you have. Most of those I make end up right around 12 3/8” (just under the max width of my planer) and around 18” long. I have one that I really use and having one a bit bigger would be handy at times.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 12:59 AM

@ bigblockyeti — I normally hold to similar dimensions as you. My planer is only 13” so I try to stay slightly under that. I do, however, have a drum sander that is a 19-38 so if I go REAL slow and shallow I can get things flat again. I have also come across a local cabinet maker who has a 42” belt sander. He lets me come there from time to time to manage some bigger things.

-- Steve, New Mexico, USA

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 12:58 PM

Very nice looking. I like a large cutting board as well. Not so much for veggies but when I break down larger pieces of meat. I made a board for a neighbor that was 1/2” over the max width of my planer. Thought sanding it down would not be to bad. Boy was I wrong. Router sled is on the list before the next big board.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 08:54 PM

Nice work, Just made 3 boards that were 22 W x 32 L 2 inches thick for a lady that had a 1700 Sq Ft Kitchen go figure. Thats almost bigger than our house. They were Monsters. I’m sure the chef loved it.

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2016 09:50 PM

I made a similar size board out of mahogany. 24×18 x 2. I joke with people at the shows that it doubles as a dance floor when they are not cutting on it.

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

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