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Charcuterie Board / Cutting Board Set

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Project by mel52 posted 03-27-2021 01:00 AM 1570 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother-in-law in Missouri asked if I could make a Charcuterie Board for his daughter in Texas. She wanted it big, so decided to make a Charcuterie Board for serving and a Cutting Board with juice grooves, ( their request ), for cutting the food up. This way she wouldn’t have to worry about marking up the Char. board as bad. Made them out of the same wood to keep it looking more like a set. The Char. board is 17 1/2 X 31 1/2 inches, and the cutting board is 15 1/2 X 11 1/2 inches. They were both 1/2 inch larger in both directions, but after trimming etc., ended up the measurements stated. The char. board has Purpleheart, Claro Walnut, regular Maple, wavy Maple, and a really heavy marked Bird’s Eye Maple. Was finished with five coats of Wipe on Poly with a day between each coat and sanded or buffed between each, then waxed. The hand holds were hogged out with a forstner bit and finished with my osc. spindle sander, then routed to round them. The cutting board was made with the same wood as the char. board. Juice groove was put in using the jig I made on my projects page. It was then soaked/sealed in a mineral oil, bees wax combination that I use. I put rubber bumper feet under the char. board to make it easier to pick up.

-- MEL, Kansas





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 03-27-2021 01:12 AM

Wow! Those are some really nice looking cutting boards Mel! I like the deep juice grove! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 03-27-2021 01:40 AM

nice work mel ive got a char board on my list of to do’s,im gonna includes some bowls with mine for nuts or whatever.love the wood choice.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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mel52

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#3 posted 03-27-2021 01:45 AM

woodshaver and pottz, thanks for the comments. This the first time I really got serious about the juice groove jig I made. Worked pretty well.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 03-27-2021 02:11 AM

Super projects Mel. Just what she wanted, and I’d bet, beyond her expectations.

Really good looking and functional…She’ll be proud to use those…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Eric

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#5 posted 03-27-2021 02:23 AM

Beautiful pieces, and wonderful choices of woods. Great job. Better half is asking for one, so as Pottz that’s on that project list.

She agreed, beautiful.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 03-27-2021 02:44 AM

Taking nothing away from this project ’52, but 1/2 is talent, 1/2 is choice of wood and the rest is your good looks. Really “pops” with the close(er) pictures… and I don’t mean the kinship with you daughter.

Now back to the “nothing away…”, you whet my appetite with the juicing jig... hoping it’s not a picture of my ever familiar empty vino cask, I checked it out (missed the original post) and took a greater appreciation of it… jigs maketh the man… the oldies can keep their waltz.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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mel52

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#7 posted 03-27-2021 03:01 AM

mtnwild – thanks for the comment, greatly appreciated.

Eric – I hope my wife doesn’t want one to, I have a few other projects I would like to do first.

LBD – Thanks for the comment, I have a little talent, good choice of wood, but I’m not to sure about the looks, guess I just had enough to get by. LOL. At times I like to make my own jigs and other times I buy them and modify them to meet my needs. Have a good day.

-- MEL, Kansas

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 03-27-2021 04:59 AM



LBD – Thanks for the comment, I have a little talent, good choice of wood, but I m not to sure about the looks, guess I just had enough to get by.
- mel52

I’m guessing we both graduated at the same spectrum of the math’s class… With 1/2 for talent and 1/2 for wood, there’s little left out of 100%...
Nevertheless, your jig has just inspired me to resurrect and ratify one of my past projects.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 03-27-2021 05:50 AM

I like the big one!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-27-2021 05:59 AM

Thanks Ivan, your comments are always appreciated. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 03-27-2021 07:29 AM

Beauties!

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

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#12 posted 03-27-2021 12:26 PM

That’s a perfect matching set Mel, I wouldn’t mid being on the receiving end of those. Nice work with the juice groove, I’ll have to take a look at your jig cause I don’t remember.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 03-27-2021 01:17 PM

Beautiful set Mel. Great combination of woods.

-- Gary - ozarksawdust.com

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#14 posted 03-27-2021 01:28 PM

Real nice boards, Mel. I love symmetry in cutting boards!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 03-27-2021 02:30 PM

kiwilynne – Thanks for the comment, greatly appreciated. Mel

doubleDD – Thank you, always good to hear from you guys. Mel

ozarksawdust – Thank you, noticed you live in Missouri, I have in laws that live in Neosho. That’s where these two boards will be going until they make the trip to Dallas, Tx. Mel

Jim – Thanks, one of the hardest parts was the handhold. One of the things I hadn’t done before. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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