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Project by Brian Talbert posted 12-08-2018 03:29 AM 1155 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Yet Another Cutting Board

Honestly, nothing special here. Just another end grain cutting board … but a first for me … so lots of fun. I watched lots of YouTube videos and read a few posts here to get an idea of what I needed to do and build a bit of confidence to do the more complicated parts like the juice groove and the handles.

I played a lot with the patterns … learned that the first set of cuts are probably the place to make the most influence on the final pattern. Maybe that is obvious to others, but the second set of cuts really sets the thickness of the board, so they are uniform. The first cuts you can be creative with the thickness and really mix up the patterns.

Learned a lot about planer safety and grain orientation and while I did ultimately plane all of these, I think next go I’ll do a router sled.

Juice grove jig was really straight forward and I didn’t go over complicated. I literally set up the four fences with screws and just unscrewed and rescrewed for the varying board sizes. Worked really well. But, I have burns from probably poor technique, lack of experience. Going to fast, too aggressive, not sure. I think next time I will at minimum hold back on the depth just a bit so that I can take a final really thin pass to remove the burns.

Final finish is a my own blend of mineral oil and beeswax from my own hives to add an additional personal touch. I made a special batch with a bit of sandalwood oil added for a nice scent and am including in a tin as part of the gift.
Overall, I am pretty happy with the results and hope the recipients will be as well!


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#1 posted 12-09-2018 04:53 PM

Nice cutting boards! You should put that 5th photo first for the feature photo!! Nice work on all of them!!

cheers, Jim

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

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