Charcutterie Board

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Project by gdaveg posted 04-19-2021 02:05 PM 850 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Going to put the final coat of finish on this Charcutterie Board today.

The finished board is 15.5” x 8.5” x 5/8” thick. The bottom was routed out along the sides to a thickness of 1/4” at the edges. Constructed of quarter sawn Sapele, hard Maple and Padauk. Can say it is one of the few projects without a mistake!! Ha!!! 5 pieces, 4 glue lines and simple design. Not much chance for error.

The bottom had just been sanded and has not had another coat of finish yet. Used GF Wood Bowl Finish which is one I like to use on cutting boards.

Actually there is one mistake, if you look at the picture of the bottom there are two stripes across the board near each end. I got lazy and finished the bottom, flipped the board prior to letting the bottom dry and put a coat of finish on the top. I sat the board on two strips of wood. I may sand the finish off the bottom and redo, but got two projects that I need to complete prior to returning to Washington State early May.

Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 04-19-2021 05:06 PM

Sweet looking tray…

Looks like all the work was on the bottom where you don’t see the real craftsmanship involved…

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-19-2021 05:28 PM

Nice looking board. I like the curved ends!


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

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#3 posted 04-19-2021 06:06 PM

Beautiful job. Love the wood choices

-- Antonio,

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#4 posted 04-19-2021 06:52 PM

Nice looking board. It only took me 50 years to stop pointing out my mistakes. No one ever sees them until you point them out! Then they see them all the time and point them out.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 04-19-2021 09:44 PM

Love the simple lines, and yet sophisticated somehow.

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#6 posted 04-20-2021 03:03 AM

Thanks for all your comments. Used a 2.5 HP Porter Cable router to carve out the bottom. Made a pile of chips taking it out a little at a time so not to have tear out on the end grain.

I can’t help but point out the mistakes, this one is correctable with a few minutes of sanding and redoing the finish.

The mark of a good wood worker is inventing corrections to the mistakes.

It was fun and quick, may rough a couple out and take them home to finish.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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