This Week In the Shop: The Simple Cutting Board

They say when it rains, it pours.  For the past six months, I’ve inundated myself with cutting boards at every turn, in every one of my woodworking shops.  At home, I made cutting boards as Christmas presents.  At work, cutting boards as a fundraiser.  At TX/RX Labs, I’ve tweaked my intro course to include a woodworking project – cutting boards.

My wife took the time to photograph some of the latest to come out of the shop with her new fancy camera rig.

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These cutting boards are dead simple to make.  First, mill strips of lumber from different species.  Next, glue and clamp them together.  Remove glue with a chisel or sander, then send through the planer until the board is flat-ish.  Sand to 220 grit, then finish with mineral oil.

I sell them for thirty bucks a pop at work.  Or you can take the class for nearly the same amount.

Make it safe & keep the rubber side down this week.  Thank you for visiting my practice zone and project showcase.  If you wish to lend your support for this site, please like WoodshopCowboy on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.  If you are interested in making and education, why not check out Work Notes, a curated set of articles from the web, published every week?

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