A Pair Of Simple Edge Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by 18wheelznwood posted 02-20-2021 12:47 AM 818 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know that these aren’t the most complex cutting boards that are out there. They are made from maple, cherry and walnut. No intricate patterns or frills (ie juice grooves and rubber feet) but they are flat, smooth and pleasing to the eye. The last cutting board I made was 38 years ago in a fully equipped high school wood shop (which I still have). I’m especially proud of the maple used in these boards, I milled it from a very rough piece of maple that wasn’t remotely square and varied in thickness from less than 3/4” on one corner to well over an inch elsewhere. I cut the finger grooves with a 1/2” rabbeting bit with my DeWalt plunge router. I also used it to chamfer and round over the edges. This was a great way to start out my journey into the finer aspects of woodworking. A little side note, I managed to break my left foot a few days after starting this project, quite a sight for the neighbors to see me wheeling around my garage on my Knee Scooter. The boards were sanded down to 220grit, grain raised then hand sanded back down to 220grit. I finished them with about 6 coats of mineral oil and then a final coat of Walrus Oil cutting board finish.

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#1 posted 02-20-2021 02:33 AM

Nice work, they look good.

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#2 posted 02-20-2021 12:00 PM

a couple good looking boards – nice contrasting colors

-- 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 02-20-2021 12:28 PM

Pleasing to the eye indeed! Love the color combination. These will be useful for years to come. Well done!

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#4 posted 02-20-2021 05:47 PM

Simple is good… Nice job!!!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#5 posted 02-21-2021 04:55 PM

I was thinking about making one for when I BBQ. Those turned out really nice. What were your approximate final dimensions?

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#6 posted 02-21-2021 05:29 PM

17 1/2” X 11 1/2” X 1 3/8” finished dimensions.

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#7 posted 02-22-2021 05:22 AM

Perfect…thank you!!

17 1/2” X 11 1/2” X 1 3/8” finished dimensions.

- 18wheelznwood

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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