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I am making a few cutting boards. A guy on Pelletheads.com ordered one but I had to buy more lumber than needed, so I decided to make four of them. A friend of the family ordered a "Piggy" cutting board, so it has been thrown into the mix. I have some offcuts of maple and walnut so I will add to this post as I get more boards done.

Nothing is finished yet. I still have some sanding and routing to do. I will update the thread as I go.

The four boards will end up 12 x 15ish x 1 1/2 inches think with juice groove on one side and flat on the other. I plan to cut some recesses in each end for finger grips.

Dang that wood is expensive these days.
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I am making a few cutting boards. A guy on Pelletheads.com ordered one but I had to buy more lumber than needed, so I decided to make four of them. A friend of the family ordered a "Piggy" cutting board, so it has been thrown into the mix. I have some offcuts of maple and walnut so I will add to this post as I get more boards done.

Nothing is finished yet. I still have some sanding and routing to do. I will update the thread as I go.

The four boards will end up 12 x 15ish x 1 1/2 inches think with juice groove on one side and flat on the other. I plan to cut some recesses in each end for finger grips.

Dang that wood is expensive these days.
Mike your not going to believe it but your walnut and maple board looks like mine. I just took it out of the clamps a few minuets ago. Having said that I have to say yours looks good. Right!!!!!
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Mike something else I just noticed. You are using the same kind of clamps I used.

I have a question!! Are you out there working in my shop? I am watching you.
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There's something about doing simple glue-ups with different species of wood that just get the juices flow'n
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Beautiful Boards Mike! As always, your work amazes us.
With that size and thickness, it might not require recesses for finger grips.
I would make them and hold them, flip them over in your hands. Simulate
if you would grab them and carry them to the counter and set them down.
If you feel that the recesses would help in the use, by all means add them.
You need at least 3/4" recesses to get fingers inside without binding. It
might not leave much material left, on either side. Just something to consider.
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That wood your song s most likely 3-4 bucks a foot here . Hate to see the total cost after I built one .

Nice work Mike . Do you ever get to much glue in the joints and it seeps out ? My concern is when you wipe it off it kinda coats the wood
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That wood your song s most likely 3-4 bucks a foot here . Hate to see the total cost after I built one .

Nice work Mike . Do you ever get to much glue in the joints and it seeps out ? My concern is when you wipe it off it kinda coats the wood
Yes. Squeeze out is not a concern because I wipe it off, then once dry, any remaining glue is removed with a scraper. Then I run it through the planer until I get the final desired thickness.


We spent a great evening down at the Kemah Boardwalk enjoying a live band with family...and got an order for another board!

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