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I needed a $30 gift for my family gift exchange at our 2010 Christmas gathering.
I was reading through my Wood magazines and came across a wood end grain
I thought that would make a perfect Xmas gift.
The cutting board consisted of some hardwood scraps that I had lying around.
Of course, you will need some good water resistant glue.
And a weekend to complete the project.
I used several of my tools, to make the cutting board.
One, I would like to mention is my Craftsman Radial Arm saw.
The Craftsman saw is over 40 years old.
Still runs like a champ! (had only to replace the switch)
I started on this project, yesterday night. (Saturday)
It is about 7pm cst, and still waiting for the glue to dry.
Contest ends in about 5 hours.
Getting down to the wire...
Now onto the instructable...
Oh, the crackers are ash wood, by the way....
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Step 1: Finding the Correct Wood
I had a bunch of hardwood scraps lying around.
So, what I choose, was some closed grain hardwoods.
You do not want a soft wood.
The pieces I had were 35" long.
Yours will probably be different.
Step 2: Cutting Board Design Software
this fantastic program.
The designs attached is what I choose for my cutting board.
I imagine there are millions of different kinds of combinations!
I would like to give a BIG thanks to Jay for writing this great program.
It works fantastic!
Very easy to learn. It took me about 5 minutes to figure it out.
There is also a video on how to use the software.
Now, onto the next step...