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Forum topic by xrayguy78 posted 08-19-2019 07:35 PM 285 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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xrayguy78

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08-19-2019 07:35 PM

hi guys and gals.

Long time lurker, not frequent poster. But i do a fare amount of wood working.

I’ve recently thought of making a cutting board out of a burl. Full disclosure, this burn is from my wifes grandad, who is now deceased. SO i don’t want to screw it up.

I’m planning on making a jig, and using a plunge router to even out the bottom and top, before sanding.

My worries are if the rings in the middle will chip out over time or get gunk stuck in there.

It’s been in my garage for years, so i’m in no rush, but don’t want to ruin it. I also have a plan b to make a massive family crib board, but just think it would look awesome as a cutting board.

any hints, thoughts, suggestions?

thanx
richard


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John Smith

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#1 posted 08-20-2019 01:38 AM

wow – nice piece !!
personally, I would clean up the top and make it real pretty
then put 4 short legs on the bottom and use it as a centerpiece
on the dining room table for condiments, etc.

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#2 posted 08-20-2019 02:06 AM



wow – nice piece !!
personally, I would clean up the top and make it real pretty
then put 4 short legs on the bottom and use it as a centerpiece
on the dining room table for condiments, etc.

.- John Smith


I second that motion.

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#3 posted 08-20-2019 05:09 AM

I like John’s thought as well. A cutting board really does take some abuse, and burl might not be up to it. If it’s a family thing I wouldn’t chance it. Using it as a pretty decorative piece sounds longer term.

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#4 posted 08-20-2019 12:01 PM

this is a small Olive Wood slab condiment table that I made my aunt a few months ago.

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#5 posted 08-20-2019 01:38 PM

I’d consider using a stabilizing resin to seal the interior and keep it all in one piece.

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#6 posted 08-20-2019 02:04 PM

im with the others i wouldn’t use it for a cutting board,the natural edge will make it hard to clean and it might not hold up to heavy cutting abuse.

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