cutting board (end-grain)

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Project by calacalou posted 08-30-2008 03:34 AM 1763 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a good cuting board so I made this 14×14x1 1/2 maple and jatoba santos border.

That was my first project. Now I am scared of using it because I could scratch it!!!

Maybe one day I will…

Hope you enjoy.


-- Chantal L., Montreal

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#1 posted 08-30-2008 03:59 AM

very nice looking cutting board. keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 08-30-2008 04:43 AM

these are very nice…I like the border all the way around…

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#3 posted 08-30-2008 04:46 AM

Really too nice to cut on!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 08-30-2008 04:57 AM

I know the feeling! keep on the good work!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#5 posted 08-30-2008 05:04 AM

Nice Job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 08-30-2008 05:10 AM

Very nice board

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 08-30-2008 05:32 AM

I really like the cove cut in the border; a very nice touch. I don’t think I could bring my self to cut on it either!

-- mhawkins2 - why does my wife keep parking her car in my shop :)?

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#8 posted 08-30-2008 11:00 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 08-30-2008 11:31 AM

it’s lovely!
I’d have a hard time using it as well.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 08-30-2008 11:35 AM

Yep, gonna be hard to make that first cut but if you do it gives good reason to make another one! :) Great job!

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#11 posted 08-30-2008 01:52 PM

dang it looks like a chess board, very nice. Almost to nice :)

Hang it on the wall and make another that you wont mind beating the crap out of :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#12 posted 08-30-2008 05:43 PM

Thank you all for all those good comments. I am thinking of making a chessboard table later on. Maybe it will be soonner than I was thinking.

-- Chantal L., Montreal

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#13 posted 08-31-2008 05:51 PM

WOW ! I never would have guessed that it was a cutting board from the pictures….much too fancy indeed ! What type of router bit did you machine the Santos with ?

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

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#14 posted 09-01-2008 02:12 AM

I did not use a router to machine the santos. I did that cutting board outta scrap pieces at work. That piece was one side of a laminated handrail . We machine that pattern on a shaper. But still the bit is available for the router : Molding#2 16J54.02 at Lee Valley.

-- Chantal L., Montreal

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#15 posted 06-15-2010 02:57 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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