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We finally got the new, permanent counter tops installed on the bank of cabinets in the kitchen.

My wife loves the counters, but Quarts can be a really killer on your knives, so I decided to take a lesson from The Wood Whisperer and make a pretty end grain cutting board. I didn’t document the whole process, however I did have a little bit of trouble with my board(s) cupping after the initial glue up, so I was unable to turn the pieces after the second round of cuts to expose the end grain. All in all it turned out pretty nice anyway.

Here is the board before any finish was applied:

Being one to follow instructions I wanted to be sure I found a food-safe finish to apply to the board, so I went to the big blue store and searched and searched and finally struck gold:

Three coats later, and the new board is ready for duty, and the LOML is happy, happy.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/





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Stormin

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 03:05 AM

I never get tired of looking at cutting boards and yours looks great. I also found a good butcher block gel, I got it at The Home Depo and it is a product by Howard It is a Butcher Block Conditioner goes on real nice and it is also food safe and inhibits bacteria. I was also going to mention black electrical devices with brushed nickel plates would add to that great looking counter.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 04:07 AM

That’s a great board and a great title lol! I love Watco butcher block oil, it makes a great food safe finish.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 05:23 AM

I love it. And she loves it too.
Double win.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 06:22 AM

Happy Wife happy life !! And whats not to be happy about,the board looks great and will serve its designed function just fine I am sure.Nice job!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 09:24 PM

Nice cutting board and I like the clever title for this project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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