Cutting Boards Christmas Gifts - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
oldwoodenshoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Glenn
Posts: 92
 
Default Cutting Boards Christmas Gifts

Here is a picture of the 3 cutting boards I made for Christmas Gifts.

The cutting boards are made of 5/4 Hard Maple and 5/4 Walnut. I ripped these into 3/4" wide strips 15" long and alternated the hardwood. After the glue up had dried and cured, I cross cut two additional strips 3/4" wide at 2" in from both sides and then flipped these strips over to alternate the colors and then glued them up again.

I used a random orbital sander to smooth out the surfaces. I started with 80 grit, then did 160 grit, then did 220 grit. I used a 5/16" round over bit with my router to put a radius on all edges, then finish sanded again with 220 grit paper. I then applied intestinal grade mineral oil as a finish that I bought from a pharmacy. This created a food grade safe finish and brought out even more contrast in the hardwood colors. I applied the mineral oil with a cloth, then wiped down and left to dry. After 3 coats, the pictures show what it ended up looking like.

A simple project, but one that will be cherished by my wife and daughter-in-laws for years to come.

I bought extra 16 oz bottles of mineral oil and will include them with the boards along with application instructions. This will allow them to renew the finish whenever the boards need it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	cutting board.jpg
Views:	288
Size:	354.5 KB
ID:	67331  

oldwoodenshoe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Forum Moderator
 
Semipro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Country: United States
First Name: John_*
Posts: 6,786
 
Default

Nice job Glenn I'm sure they will be appreciated

Looking forward to your participation.
Filling out your profile to include (first name,tools and short bio is strictly (optional )but does help members to better relate to each other.
Thank You John
Semipro is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 09:56 PM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,734
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

Very nice, Glen. I am sure they will be cherished.

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 10:08 PM
Registered User
 
jamesamd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Country: United States
First Name: james
Posts: 82
 
Default

Sweet,very nice work,no knives.

Not all that glitters is gold,not all that wander are lost.....
jamesamd is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 05:58 AM
Registered User
 
kywoodchopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Country: United States
First Name: malcolm
Posts: 484
 
Default

Very beautiful work. I like the pattern. I was wondering is that end grain or flat grain that is up. If it is flat grain is the last glue-up end grain to end grain glued? I have done that but just hoping it doesn't fail. I have thought of using domino or dowels between these last glue up. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
kywoodchopper is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 06:59 AM
Registered User
 
kywoodchopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Country: United States
First Name: malcolm
Posts: 484
 
Default

I had commented early on this post, but got to thinking...when I make cutting boards I drill a 3/4" hole in the center of one end for folks to hang the cutting board. I got a lot of request for a way to display it. Many customers say the board is too pretty to use it. I also tell customers not to cut raw meat on them, don't put it in the dishwasher or a sink of water. To wipe it with a damp paper towel. But so far no one has said they are going to use it. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
kywoodchopper is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 08:12 AM
Registered User
 
Billy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Bill
Posts: 109
 
Default

Great work, Glen. These will make excellent cutting boards. Billy
boy, Bill Major
Billy Boy is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
oldwoodenshoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Glenn
Posts: 92
 
Default

Thanks everyone!

Malcolm, Yes it is flat grain up. The last glue up I used a biscuit joiner to help the glue up of end grain to end grain hold up. I hope that the 3 biscuit joints on each side will allow the end grain to end grain glue up to last.

I also wondered about drilling a hole to hang it up. I may consider doing that if any of them want to do that. At this time, I will suggest just leaving it out on the counter top to show it off. That way they will be more likely to use it. I am giving each of them a bottle of Mineral Oil with application instructions so that they can easily recondition it whenever it begins to look worn or dried out. My hope is that they use it all the time.
oldwoodenshoe is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 12:29 PM
Registered User
 
OutoftheWoodwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Barb
Posts: 2,663
 
Default

Nice job Glenn!!

Barb


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger

If you choose to poke at a bee hive, be prepared to get stung.
OutoftheWoodwork is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 07:44 PM
Official Greeter
 
old55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Country: Australia
First Name: Ross
Posts: 8,150
 
Default

Very nice Glenn.

Ross,
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia


Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

‘Members are requested to add a first name in their profile as we are a very friendly bunch here'.
old55 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting boards for gifts.... gad5264 Project Plans and How To 16 08-17-2016 07:35 AM
Potential Hazards and Safety Tips iconlife Shop Safety 6 08-09-2012 11:47 PM
First Inlay Attempt/ cutting boards bcfunburst Show N' Tell 3 01-21-2012 09:57 PM
Wood for cutting boards jd99 Wood Species 20 03-24-2011 09:04 AM
First Cutting Boards Soapdish Show N' Tell 3 02-03-2010 10:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome