Cutting board

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Project by thesoninlaw posted 01-02-2014 10:30 PM 1217 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked if I would make him a slide-out cutting board as his was worn out. He brought me in the old one so I could get accurate dimensions and reuse the front. Ugh! The original was made of MDF with a thin veneer on top. It looked like he had been cutting into the MDF for years. He thought he was getting a plain board! He liked it so much that he asked me to build two more, similar but smaller to give as Christmas gifts. From center: walnut, maple, roasted oak, ash, zebra, roasted oak and white oak. A word on the roasted oak—a local winery hangs these charred oak slats in tanks and just pitches them when they are done. I have access to literal mountains of this stuff. Ok, they are actually more like hills, but they are several times the size of my house. Photo 3 is of the follow-up boards.

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 10:36 PM

Top Quality work / Look almost to good to use . Great choise of timbers & finnished off really nice. Well done.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 11:13 PM

That’s funny! My buddy, upon seeing it for the first time, told me that he couldn’t take a knife to it. I just told him it gets easier after the first time. The very next day was Thanksgiving, (if you don’t know, it’s a holiday here in the states—a huge turkey is traditional) so he actually had little choice in the matter.

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 12:28 AM

Really great wood combinations : )

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 02:55 PM

Great looking boards! The wood mix is really attractive and well finished.

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 04:47 AM

Thanks everybody! Regarding the finish—they are sanded to 220 and rubbed with generous amounts of mineral oil.

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