First Cutting Board

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Project by Hermit posted 07-13-2019 02:00 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a cutting board. Opted for an end grain board. Followed the wood whisperer’s video.
The wood I used was black walnut and myrtle wood that I picked up in Oregon a few months ago. I didn’t really expect the myrtle wood to turn out so dark but oh well. Live and learn. All in all much easier than I expected.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#1 posted 07-13-2019 02:34 PM

Looks great! What finish did you use? I used to use straight mineral oil for food related items but have been using a combination of mineral oil and wax lately, has a better feel to it and lasts longer

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#2 posted 07-13-2019 03:02 PM

I think it looks great as well. there is still a distinct difference in the lumber

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 07-13-2019 03:49 PM

Outstanding! still on my list of to do.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 07-13-2019 03:53 PM

Thanks all. The oil I used was this.
I ordered mine from Amazon but this was where it came from. Ordered it strictly because of the reviews.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#5 posted 07-13-2019 04:37 PM

As a tip for cutting board oil… Save some bucks in the future and just pick up some mineral oil laxative at Wal-Mart. Its food grade and meant for human consumption – and its only 1.99 a bottle. Same stuff – sans the hype.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#6 posted 07-13-2019 05:29 PM

Sharp looking cutting board. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 07-14-2019 12:47 AM

Looks like you got pattern and finish down pat. I know nothing of Myrtle, and am not aware if I even have access to it. I like Maple against Walnut, but even Maple ranges from bright white, to dull greys and browns. Thing is it’s gonna get chopped on, and has more visual interest than a plain single wood board. Thought of like that, Yowser, what a board!!!!!!

Probably just the pic angle, how thick is it, looks thin.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 07-14-2019 11:13 AM

Good job!

-- Petey

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#9 posted 07-16-2019 02:43 PM

Real nice work!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 07-18-2019 12:01 PM

Well done, I made my first one from his blog over 10 yrs ago. The secret handshake is on its way lol

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

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