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How do you make 45 degree cuts in herrigbone cutting boards?

I want to make walnut inlays in a maple board as shown below. How might I make the necessary cuts? Also, how do I make those bowtie inlays? P.S. this picture is not mine. It is from -- https://...
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Is there too wide a board to use for an end grain cutting board?

I'm making a 1.5" thick end grain cutting board with the attached design. Using maple, walnut, and cherry. The wider maple portion on the end could be done using a 6" wide piece of maple, or I could ...
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Repairing small crack in cutting board

Yesterday I noticed a small crack (about 2 cm long) in my cutting board. I'm not sure what happened since I frequently oil my board with mineral oil. Also note that the split is not on a glue line. ...
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Pores on the face of an end grain chopping board

I recently bought a Hevea chopping board which the manufacturer had annoyingly engraved their logo into, creating a small trap for food particles. It was pretty cheap so I figured I'd keep it and just ...
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Identification and maintenance of cutting board counter

Our place has a cutting board built into the countertop by the stove. We've been using it as a cutting board, but someone pointed out to me that I need to make sure it's unfinished (for safety) and ...
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Food Safe Finish for Cutting Board

I made an end grain cutting board for my wife that had various hard woods that were all supposedly food safe. Doing some reading and watching videos, I understand that this can vary depending on ...
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Safety of commercial oil for cutting boards

Recently I've asked in a couple of places about which oils should be used to finish cutting/butcher boards. Mineral oils were on the list as well as other types of products (tung oil, waxes, etc.). ...
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How do I use a handplane to smooth a cutting board?

I've never used a hand plane before, but recently decided to give hand planing a go. I purchased a Lie-Nielsen No. 5 Jack Plane. For a project to experiment with, I threw together a simple long ...
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Is this resin & nail hole a Bad Thing for a chopping board?

I've turned a recycled piece of canadian oregon & a recylced piece of australian messmate into an end-grain chopping board. However, I've got minor concerns about two items on the end product ...
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Using thick branches to make an end-grain cutting board?

About 2 months ago my grandparents cut down 80% of an old cherry tree (topped it). There were some big branches/thin trunks that ended up in their massive compost piles (my grandad like his compost ...
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Adding a 'juice collection' section on a cutting board

I have a core box bit and I would like to add a trench if you will around the cutting board abot 3/4" in. I do not think you can do it with a router table and i know it has to be done with the hand ...
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Special considerations for a very large, engraved food serving board

Somebody has asked me to make some large shaped food-serving boards, about 600mm/24" across, engraved with a catering company name. I've never taken anything like this on before and I have the ...