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made my wife a cutting board with wood leftover from other projects.
notice the nick that I had on the router bit - you can see a mild stripe from the mark.
I swear you can't feel it and it didn't really show up to me until I applied the mineral oil finish.
I also made a "snipe preventer" by adding some cheap cedar on the sides with 3 drops of CA glue.
I shaded the ends of the contraption with pencil and you can see where in the 1st 1-1/2" of the wood
that I got the snipe. Didn't effect the project piece at all. I just cut and trim when done planing.
These were scraps from other projects otherwise the wood - would have been planed prior to construction.
Walnut, Brazilian Cherry and Maple
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Looks nice, Randy! I know she'll like it but will she use it? Out of the 50+ we've made I only know of two that get used. But they're nice kitchen art!

David
 

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Supply and Demand

No one wants to spoil such nice looking pieces.
I make it a condition of giving one to a family member or close friend; 'Use it or lose it!'
Seriously. I give them ultimatums. I sweeten the pot a little by telling them if it gets really worn I'll resand and refinish it.
I give one and one only at Christmas. >:)
 

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The only downside I can see to the snipe preventer idea is that the finished width of the board is reduced (limited by the width capacity of the planer). Now see, right there is the perfect legitimate excuse to invest in a new 15" planer! ;)
*makes note to self...*
Makes total sense to me. How long before the wasted materiel exceeds the cost of a larger better planner. You might even consider a 20" just to be safe.
 

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We have three cutting boards, one bought and made from Bamboo, the other two were received from members in Greece and New Zealand. All are in regular use.
 

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A bit of a warning:
If your cutting boards are dual sided, they probably have no 'feet'. If you leave the Mineral oil/beeswax treated boards on your tablecloth for very long, the oils can leach out a bit, staining the tablecloth. Should come out in the laundry, but just saying...
(You know how come I know this...)
 
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