My Largest Cutting Board/Butrcher Block To Date!

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Project by DarrylJN posted 06-14-2013 12:27 AM 3031 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cutting board for a charity event where it was bid on during an auction. This beautiful beast is made from Maple, Padauk, Purpleheart, Red Oak, and Walnut. This is an end-grain cutting board that is approximately 26” x 18” x 2” with each square being 1.75”. I went ahead and decided to weight this puppy and it came in at a whopping 24lbs. I used Titebond III for the glue-up and at least 7 coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl Finishing Mix which really darkened it up quite a bit which I personally love. I used a roundover on one side of the cutting board and added 2” x 2” x 1/4” (8 total) rubber feet on the bottom. As far as sanding, I used my disc sander with 80, 120, 150, and 220 with #0000 steel wool in between coats. I told the new owner of this board that it can used for at least three things… to cut food on, as a weapon for an intruder, or possibly as a surfboard! ;)

Oh yeah… This is my 30th cutting board!


Darryl N.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#1 posted 06-14-2013 12:42 AM

Geez! THAT is one heck of a cutting board! WOW!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 06-14-2013 12:55 AM

boards like these are keepers :)

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#3 posted 06-14-2013 01:26 AM

Very nice (and heavy)

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 06-14-2013 01:30 AM

I agree, this is a keeper and it was really hard to give it up but it was charity and for a good cause so I’m using that “excuse” to make myself feel better. There is another big cutting board in my gallery that I made for my wife (it’s all mahogany) that came out really nice as well and we did keep that one!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 01:38 AM

another winner of a cutting board. that is awesome. think i might try one like it, but on a smaller scale. thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 01:41 AM

Hey Wiser! Thanks, I appreciate that. I think I’m gonna chill with the boards and starting making some more humidors. :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#7 posted 06-14-2013 03:17 AM

Congrats on #30 ! It is pretty awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 03:38 AM

That sure came out nice DarrylJN, good job.

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#9 posted 06-14-2013 11:18 AM

Nice job on what looks it could have been a challenging glue up.

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 01:30 PM

Excellent cutting board, Darryl. I really like the random nature of the placement of the different woods.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#11 posted 06-14-2013 02:19 PM

A board that makes a statement! Did you warn the winning bidder to lift with their legs, not their back? ;-)

I hope the winning bid was a hefty one.

Nice job on #30 Darryl.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 06-14-2013 04:58 PM

Hey Jon, HAHA! I just spoke to the winner and she won’t even cut on it now. I make these things for people to use but they end up putting them on display! Oh well, what can ya do.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#13 posted 06-14-2013 05:02 PM

Hello BArnold, the randomness is actually a very important thing for me because I have a bit of OCD and I’m not really in to anything “random”. My wife was very proud of me for doing something that was not uniform. However, I did have to make sure that the same wood species were not next to each other and that they were only placed diagonally from each other. :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#14 posted 06-14-2013 06:24 PM

A three-in-one CB, more bang for the buck. The size and design is great.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#15 posted 06-14-2013 07:28 PM

Nicely done. I am planning on one of similar size, except with even bigger starting pieces. I have nominal 3” turning squares that I have squared up and I’m planning on using for the end-grain board.


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