My first cutting boards, butcher block end grain

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Project by Kevin May posted 02-12-2012 07:35 PM 2781 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As in the title, these are the first cutting boards I have ever made. Fairly simple compared to others on LumberJocks, but I’ll be improving. Two are made from maple and purple heart, the other is maple, red oak and some unknown scrap I had. I used the 50/50 Salad Bowl finish and Mineral Spirits for finish. These were the boards created with the Router Bridge Planner I have listed at .

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 10:54 PM

First let me say that they are all beautiful , and second , Red Oak shouldn’t be used for cutting boards due to the open pores which will accumulate bacteria , etc..
The Maple and PHeart board design really looks great : )
The Red Oak board might be best used for breads and / or as a serving tray….just a thought .

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 07:19 PM

They look very professional. Good job. I use 50/50 bowl finish too. I don’t bother to wax though. If you track down my boards some are similar in design.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 09:33 PM

Your boards look great too! Think I’ll make a red oak board, its such beauiful wood, maybe I’ll hang it on the wall, too pretty to use. The tutorial for 3-D is

-- Ed- [email protected]

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