Bread sized cutting board

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Project by rackjabbit posted 06-20-2019 10:21 PM 758 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a couple of smaller bread board size cutting boards for my wife’s clients as gifts. They are about 8.5” x 15” and 1-1/8” thick. Maple, Walnut, and Cherry. She’ll add a bread knife and gift card for “bread” to complete the set.

Also I created the top to be quarter-sawn material, with flat sawn sides. In my opinion the only way to make “edge grain” cutting boards larger than 5” wide, 9” long, and 5/8” thick. It reduces the problems of expansion/contraction and glue joint failure.

I’m in between a larger project that has stalled because of scope changes, so I took some time to do these in about 5 hours including wood selection, cutting (bandsaw/tablesaw), glue-up, planing, sanding and router. Sanded to 220 grit (lifted grain before final sanding) and then used a 000 scotch pad to final rub the finish. Butcher block mineral oil and bees wax finish, and silicone feet I sourced from “”. These are the best cutting board feet I have found since they don’t break down like rubber with oils over time. I suppose this could be used for cheese too.

My first cutting board (walnut/maple) was in high school 42+ years ago and my sister is still using it nearly daily.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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#1 posted 06-21-2019 02:42 PM

They look great, the contrasting colors of walnut and maple are a great combo. I do like the cherry thrown into the mix as well.

Keep it up

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#2 posted 06-22-2019 11:50 PM

Very nice looking boards!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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