Cutting Board - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 04-04-2011, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
Old Dog Learning Tricks
 
Warnock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 406
View Warnock's Photo Album My Photos
Cutting Board

Good Day,

I am going to try and make a cutting board, just because I want to, but the only wood I have readily available is Black Walnut, Red Cedar, and of course some pine, plywood, 2x4's and that sort.

Suggestions for a complimentary wood would be helpful.

Last edited by Warnock; 04-04-2011 at 10:27 PM.
Warnock is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 04-04-2011, 10:54 PM
HALL OF FAMER
 
Kenbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,259
View Kenbo's Photo Album My Photos
I know that everyone is going to say this, but if you already have to black walnut, see if you can get your hands on some maple. A walnut and maple cutting board is very eyecatching.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
Kenbo is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 04-04-2011, 10:54 PM
buroak
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Warsaw Indiana
Posts: 55
View buroak's Photo Album My Photos
I would stay away from Walnut, it has toxins. Red cedar has oils that could effect the food. plywood is out. it would not hold up to cleaning. If you have southern yellow pine and it has been kiln dried it would work. I would rather use white or red oak or hard maple. sealing it is another story. some use vegitable oil some use regular wood finish but be sure it dries good others use food grade finish. the trick is keeping the cutting board clean and dry.
buroak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 Old 04-04-2011, 10:55 PM
Senior Member
 
dodgeboy77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 1,768
View dodgeboy77's Photo Album My Photos
You generally want a closed grain hardwood for cutting boards. Closed grain for cleanliness purposes (food poisoning sucks) and hardwood so the board will last. Your walnut will work but you'll probably have to find another complementary wood. Maple or cherry would be good choices and give lots of contrast.
dodgeboy77 is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 04-04-2011, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
Old Dog Learning Tricks
 
Warnock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 406
View Warnock's Photo Album My Photos
Just came up with another question.

I plan on gluing the pieces together, some sort of an alternating pattern, but when I do the gluing - should I sand the pieces of wood smother than what I an obtaining from the cuts (new blade and they seem fairly smooth) or leave them slightly rougher for the glue to adhere to the roughness?

Thanks for the words already posted - getting some maple will be quite easy.
Warnock is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 04-04-2011, 11:11 PM
Scotty D
 
mdntrdr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: IL.
Posts: 4,479
View mdntrdr's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warnock View Post
should I sand the pieces of wood smother than what I an obtaining from the cuts (new blade and they seem fairly smooth) or leave them slightly rougher for the glue to adhere to the roughness?

You should be getting a smooth enough cut to glue up.

What blade are you using?

Also, check this out... http://www.lastalias.com/cbdesigner/

Scott
OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

"Like" us on facebook
www.ScottyDsWoodworks.com
Watch Our YouTube Video
mdntrdr is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 04-04-2011, 11:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Taylormade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,733
View Taylormade's Photo Album My Photos
If you're using your table saw, with a good blade, as mentioned above me here, you shouldn't need to sand anything down. As for the woods, maple is great. SYP is a softwood, and wouldn't deteriorate at the same rate as the much tougher walnut. Make sure you use a water resistant glue such as Titebond II or III or Gorilla Glue. As for finishing, use mineral oil or cutting board oil, that you can find at most big box stores. It needs to be food grade or it will turn rancid over time.

My first cutting board was walnut, maple and cherry and we love it.


Ut Prosim
Taylormade is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 12:33 AM
Senior Member
 
sawdustfactory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 4,801
View sawdustfactory's Photo Album My Photos
Walnut is toxic to horses...damages their hooves or something. Only toxic to humans if you're allergic to walnuts.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
sawdustfactory is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
Old Dog Learning Tricks
 
Warnock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 406
View Warnock's Photo Album My Photos
Nail Bender:

"What blade are you using?

Also, check this out... http://www.lastalias.com/cbdesigner/ "


Good Day, currently using the blade that came with the DeWalt saw - 24 tooth. Plan to upgrade the saw.

Downloaded your program, will not run on my system (Windows 7). Any ideas? Would really like to look at that program.

Al
Warnock is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 10:26 AM
Scotty D
 
mdntrdr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: IL.
Posts: 4,479
View mdntrdr's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warnock View Post
Nail Bender:

"What blade are you using?

Also, check this out... http://www.lastalias.com/cbdesigner/ "


Good Day, currently using the blade that came with the DeWalt saw - 24 tooth. Plan to upgrade the saw.

Downloaded your program, will not run on my system (Windows 7). Any ideas? Would really like to look at that program.

Al

I curently have a Dewalt 50 tooth Pres. trim blade installed in my TS.
It gives a very smooth cut.

A 24 tooth construction blade will be too rough.

I am still Vista... have no idea why it wont run.

Scott
OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

"Like" us on facebook
www.ScottyDsWoodworks.com
Watch Our YouTube Video
mdntrdr is offline  
post #11 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 11:12 AM
Senior Member
 
Taylormade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,733
View Taylormade's Photo Album My Photos
I ran that program on Win 7 with no problems.

Ut Prosim
Taylormade is offline  
post #12 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Old Dog Learning Tricks
 
Warnock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 406
View Warnock's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylormade View Post
I ran that program on Win 7 with no problems.
Odd, my computer keeps telling me I am missing some file.

COMDLG32.OCX

Tried to locate same but not having any luck. Would it be possible to forward the file in an unzipped state?
Warnock is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Scotty D
 
mdntrdr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: IL.
Posts: 4,479
View mdntrdr's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warnock View Post
Odd, my computer keeps telling me I am missing some file.

COMDLG32.OCX

Tried to locate same but not having any luck. Would it be possible to forward the file in an unzipped state?

Scroll down on that page... there is a link to download that file.

Scott
OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

"Like" us on facebook
www.ScottyDsWoodworks.com
Watch Our YouTube Video
mdntrdr is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 02:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Adillo303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 402
View Adillo303's Photo Album My Photos
This video got me started on cutting boards.


He covers how to make the board and a lot of food safety issues.

I exchanged e-Mails with him regarding toxicity of woods.

The link below takes you to a chart regarding the toxicity of various woods.

http://www.woodworkerssource.com/toxicity_list.php

His comments are that all wood has some kind of toxicity.

I used the salad bowl finish. It looks nice when finished. It comes off quickly as you use the board. Doing it over, I would use food grade mineral oil.

hope this helps

Andy
Adillo303 is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
Old Dog Learning Tricks
 
Warnock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 406
View Warnock's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdntrdr View Post
Scroll down on that page... there is a link to download that file.
Thanks Nail Bender, I tried that and they were not supporting a download for Windows 7.

Rats.
Warnock is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 04-05-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Old Dog Learning Tricks
 
Warnock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 406
View Warnock's Photo Album My Photos
Ok, I managed to get the ocx file downloaded, but still no luck in opening the program......

Suggestions?
Warnock is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum 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










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
another cutting board! brown down Project Showcase 12 10-30-2010 02:37 PM
Cutting board Waldo General Woodworking Discussion 7 09-22-2009 09:58 PM
Cutting Board nblumert Design & Plans 18 01-22-2009 03:58 AM
cutting board ?? hubaseball General Woodworking Discussion 3 05-08-2008 11:03 AM
new cutting board cr_finewoods General Woodworking Discussion 11 03-24-2008 08:47 PM

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 Off
Refbacks are Off

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