Cutting Board with Attitude

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Project by Thumper posted 02-28-2011 02:38 PM 2028 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since moving to Old Fort, NC we have been having a ball making candles, building furniture, making wreaths, painting, and generally having a real good time as a pair of retired folks. Over the past several months we have been showing and selling some of our stuff at a monthly “Arts Mart” held in “downtown” Old Fort. One of the regulars was into making and selling cutting boards; however, last month he announced that he wasn’t going to do that anymore. Having looked at what he was making, I thought I should be able to use a lot of the shorts left over from some of my other projects. This attempt uses cherry, walnut, and white oak and raised panels for the drawer box. I finished the drawer box with Watco and finished the top with mineral oil and beeswax mixture made by Howard.

-- The major stress in retirement is choosing what t-shirt to wear

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 03:06 PM

Clever, great looking cutting board!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 03:44 PM

huh…That’s a great idea actually. I can picture the chopped veggies sliding off into a bowl without having to scoop it all up in your hands.

Good thinking and well done!


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 05:22 PM

Very cool design, love the side panels on this. Nice storage for the Knifes?

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

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 05:30 PM

Nice job. Unique design. I wonder about how practical it is though. I know that when cutting meats or other really juicy things that the liquids end up rolling off the edge and it’s nice to be able to put the whole board under the sink after it’s all over. Maybe adding a routed “ditch” around the top edge to catch the liquids and a lift off top would make cleanup a little easier and help eliminate the possibility that you end up with a drawer of “goo”. Thanks for sharing!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 02:45 AM

Add some fold down or bolt on legs and it becomes an end table – lol. Or perhaps a luxury travel accessory for the fashion conscious picnicker.

It’s definitely a novel design and looks nice.

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