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Cutting board with wooden knives

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Project by misterChips posted 07-05-2020 07:00 PM 777 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s been some time since I’ve posted any of my projects, and I was checking out what others have been making and posting and noticed at some of you are making cutting boards, which had me thinking that it is time to start to make some Christmas serving platters on the lathe. As I had a lot of left over wood scraps from my vertical chess game builds I started to glue up the left over wood. I changed my mind after the glue up and decided to make a cutting board, I then cut out a section on one end to make a little cheese cutting board. I then said to myself that why not make a wooden knife to go with the cutting board. I know that I’m not the first to make a wooden knife but it was fun and I ended up making 12 wooden knives. I will make more cutting boards and knifes and give them as gifts over the holidays that are only 6 months from now. I also can sell some of them at arts and crafts shows.
Cutting board is made from Cherry, maple and mahogany and the dims are l x w x h in inches 24×10 x 2
knives are made from the cherry, maple and the handles are made from Cherry, mahogany and black walnut.
As you can see I can cut potato’s – cucumber – bell peppers and cheese, but they are better at cutting lettuces.

I think that I did good for my first time making a cutting board and wooden knives.

I did treat the wood with 3 coats of butcher block oil before I put any food on the cutting board or used the knives.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.





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cracknpop

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#1 posted 07-06-2020 12:45 AM

DANG! Is it only 6 months until Christmas?????

Those look awesome. Going to make some people pretty happy.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#2 posted 07-06-2020 05:48 AM

The knives look terrific, and go really well with the boards.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 07-06-2020 10:57 AM

the knives are just awesome, I never thought of them being used

6 months, I better get busy – arts and crafts shows, not this year

-- 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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misterChips

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#4 posted 07-06-2020 05:39 PM



DANG! Is it only 6 months until Christmas?????

Those look awesome. Going to make some people pretty happy.

- cracknpop

those are the same words that I said, so it is true that great minds think alike.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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misterChips

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#5 posted 07-06-2020 05:41 PM



the knives are just awesome, I never thought of them being used

6 months, I better get busy – arts and crafts shows, not this year

- recycle1943

Thanks and the knives do cut food and you are right regarding arts and crafts shows – not this year

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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misterChips

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#6 posted 07-06-2020 05:45 PM



The knives look terrific, and go really well with the boards.

- John


Thanks, I found out that once you put the butcher block oil on cherry the wood turns brown.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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#7 posted 07-10-2020 07:36 PM


The knives look terrific, and go really well with the boards.

- John

Thanks, I found out that once you put the butcher block oil on cherry the wood turns brown.

- misterChips

You might want to try an experiment on an off-cut… Mix up a batch of dilute lye, and apply it directly to your cherry wood with a foam brush, then allow to dry BEFORE you put on the oil finish. You may be shocked just how much red color you can achieve this way, since the lye causes the cherry to oxidize immediately to a color you might not achieve otherwise for like 20 years or more :)

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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misterChips

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#8 posted 07-11-2020 10:27 PM

The knives look terrific, and go really well with the boards.

- John

Thanks, I found out that once you put the butcher block oil on cherry the wood turns brown.

- misterChips

You might want to try an experiment on an off-cut… Mix up a batch of dilute lye, and apply it directly to your cherry wood with a foam brush, then allow to dry BEFORE you put on the oil finish. You may be shocked just how much red color you can achieve this way, since the lye causes the cherry to oxidize immediately to a color you might not achieve otherwise for like 20 years or more :)

- hockeyfan_019

I will give it a try on some left over cherry that I have thanks for the information

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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#9 posted 07-11-2020 11:40 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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