A Spagnuolo-Style Cutting Board

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Project by TedM posted 08-28-2008 05:29 PM 2023 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hope that with this entry I am now an official member of the ‘Spagnuolo Cutting Board Club’! LOL!

It measures 13.5” X 11” X 1” and made of Maple and Cherry with Maple for the end pieces. It’s finished with several coats of Tried & True, a beeswax and linseed blend and buffed when dried.

It was a fun project and it was so well received that I expect I’ll be making more of them!

Thanks for looking!

Update: After only a couple of days of use which included several washings (in the sink) the Tried & True finish doesn’t appear to be holding up as well as it has on other side-grain cutting boards I have made. Either I didn’t allow enough to soak in (though I doubt this) or it just doesn’t handle the end grain well. I’ll refinish and try food grade mineral oil or Walnut oil.

Update II: I found that several liberal soakings in mineral oil did the trick!

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#1 posted 08-28-2008 05:30 PM

Very nice board. Great combo of woods….

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#2 posted 08-28-2008 06:28 PM

Turned out nice Ted. Try to have the enduser keep it out of the dishwasher>


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#3 posted 08-28-2008 06:54 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 08-28-2008 09:11 PM

Very nice


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#5 posted 08-29-2008 02:45 AM

Of all the Spagnuolo inspired cutting boards I’ve seen, this one is my favorite. The use of one solid end piece and the way every edge is rounded over is what stands out to me. Great design.

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#6 posted 08-29-2008 03:54 AM

Nice looking cutting board. Thanks for sharing Ted.

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#7 posted 08-29-2008 05:40 AM

Very nice, that is a good looking board

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#8 posted 08-29-2008 01:48 PM

Thanks for the comments! Appreciate it!

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#9 posted 09-01-2008 03:03 AM

The solid end strips set it apart from the other spag boards. Nice.

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#10 posted 10-04-2008 06:32 AM

Yessiree , this design really tops the spag boards I’ve seen to date !! The additional ends really add a lot to this piece !

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