Handprint cutting board

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Project by Chestnut Hill Woodworks posted 05-14-2013 12:57 PM 1688 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I only had the time to take pictures of the finished product. Made this little guy out of Eucalyptus. I traced the boys hands, transferred that to the board, carved the outline and then used a wood burning pen to make it pop. Finished with some butcher block oil (citrus and mineral oil) but I think I might give something a little more durable such as a salad bowl style varnish a try.

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#1 posted 05-14-2013 04:20 PM

That looks great.
My advice, (worth what you pay), is that if it’s a wall hanger, put the salad finish on it. If it is to be a user, add more mineral oil. Knives and hard finishes don’t survive well.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 05-14-2013 11:21 PM

great the uniqueness of it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 12:57 PM

Great job!! Like the idea of the hand print.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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