First Cutting Board

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Project by SawdustPirate posted 01-19-2019 01:36 PM 1497 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t been making sawdust nearly as long as some folks on this site, and I’d never made a cutting board before this one. I felt like it was a rite of passage into woodworking that I had to try my hand at at some point.

When a couple friends announced their wedding, both of whom are amazing in the kitchen, my wife & I hoped that this would be something they would use, and we’d enjoy making. We included a couple of nice knives with it for their wedding gift.

I use mostly reclaimed lumber in my projects, and this was no different. The dark wood is mahogany, the medium shaded wood is cherry, and the lightest wood is maple, all from reclaimed flooring.

Thank you Second Chance of Baltimore, and most of all thank you to my wife! I can make stuff strong and functional, but she really makes it beautiful.

-Sawdust Pirate

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#1 posted 01-19-2019 02:33 PM

Nice board. I made a similar one and know how much work and thought goes into making it. Great work.

-- John, Hudson Ohio

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#2 posted 01-19-2019 04:44 PM

Nicely done. Looks like your angles are spot on.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#3 posted 01-19-2019 04:54 PM

Hardly that this is first one….Magnificant job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-19-2019 07:34 PM

Very nice for your first cutting board. You started with a hard one, everything will be easy for the following boards.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-19-2019 10:16 PM

Awesome job! I’ve been steeling my nerves up to make one myself.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#6 posted 01-20-2019 02:58 AM

I need to make something like this one of these days. The precision and attention to detail necessary makes optical illusion cutting boards one of those projects that seems like it should be easy, but it isn’t.

Well done!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 01-20-2019 04:48 AM

Wow! What a knock-out beautiful cutting board! Your precision is incredible. I’d love to try one like this, but I don’t think I could get the necessary precision with all those angles. So far I’ve stuck with easier boards—90-degree angles.

What a wonderful gift for the newlyweds.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 01-20-2019 03:12 PM

Nice work!
I am also in Baltimore and hold a monthly wood working group activity in Highland town if you are interested. Check out our facebook page:

Just moved into a new shop and still getting things set up.

Cheers, Werner

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#10 posted 01-20-2019 04:25 PM


-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#11 posted 01-20-2019 06:33 PM

Awesome stuff, beautifully made.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#12 posted 01-21-2019 06:22 AM

That is a terrific board, nice job using the reclaimed lumber.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 01-21-2019 06:41 PM

Really nice board.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 01-27-2019 01:21 AM

Looks good

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