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Make your very own cutting board!
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Step 1: Bill of Materials

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1)  Wood Glue
2)  Any Variation of 1/2" thick hardwood you like, based on the pattern you would like to create.

Step 2: Cut wood into 1/2" x 16" strips

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On the table saw, but strips of wood.

Step 3: Laminate Wood

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In this step you will be laminating 20 of the strips together.  Arrange the strips in a pattern of your choice.  Apply wood glue on side surface, and clamp.  Read instructions on wood glue bottle to see how long the glue needs to cure.  

Step 4: Cut Board Down

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On the table saw, cut the board into any shape and proportion you like.  

Step 5: Sand and finish!

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For the finishing process, sand down the wood, then with a rag, apply mineral oil.  Do not use any other finish as the mineral oil is non-toxic.   
That looks really nice! I need to learn how to make one of these cause it comes out so fancy :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
oldmicah2 years ago
Looks great! For those in the US at least, titebond makes a couple of FDA approved glue for these type of projects... http://www.titebond.com/frequently_asked_questions.aspx