First of all, I’m blown away by all the kind words and feedback that I have received ever since I first released the original CBdesigner back in 2008 It makes me glad to know that I was able to provide at least some assistance to woodworkers as they pour their creativity into designing their cutting boards. This beautiful teak board requires more careful cleaning than plastic boards, but it feels better under a knife and it’s easier to maintain than other wood boards. Regardless of where you fall on the end-grain versus edge-grain cutting board debate, it is irrefutable that Muntian’s work is remarkable. We use a clear butcher block conditioner containing a mixture food-grade mineral oil, beeswax, and carnauba wax, which seals the wood and protects the board while allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty of the wood. Give your wooden cutting boards and utensils a little tender love and care, and they will love you back.
A few different experts and chefs told us they used colored cutting mats, either on top of wood boards or on other surfaces. Plastic boards are usually called PE ( polyethylene ) cutting boards, or HDPE (high-density polyethylene plastic), the material of which these boards are made. This is way easier than scraping off the hardened glue blobs off your cutting board later.
The longer you hold the pen in place, the darker and bolder the line will be. The whole board took me about 20-30 minutes to do it but the straight lines were very easy to trace. Chef Jennifer Boye, who collects cutting boards, was quickly drawn to its unique looks and pattern, and recommended it as her top wood pick. Quickly spread glue with a fingertip then lay it flat and butt against right-side piece (Image 2). Make sure edges are lined up. Jimmy loved his personalized cutting board and his sons say he refuses to cut on it, but has hung and mounted it for all to see.
The second board is made of strips of maple, purpleheart and walnut, also oriented side-grain up. For your own board, you can choose the same species I did or pick your own. Start sanding with 180 grit and finish with 220 grit Put a dab of glue on your finger and smear the glue in any small cracks on the surface of the cutting board. The board is hand-carved from teak expertly highlighting the colors of the wood’s natural grain which range from light to dark brown.
Simple solution – clamp or tape a piece of wood to your table saw fence in front of the blade, and use that as your measuring stop. Round cutting board measures 12′ x75′ rectangular cherry wood cutting board measures 12′ x 9′ x71′ rectangular maple wood cutting bord measures 12′ x 9′ x75′ when ordering, please tell us in note to seller, the name and/or initial(s) you would like engraved. This warping effect is caused by the movement of wood as it releases and gains moisture.
Using both together allows the cut off wood to get trapped between the blade and the fence – very bad news. This elongated wooden board will impress the most finicky hors d’oeuvre snacker. For a little custom touch I used a wood burning tool and personalized the boards. Our sample board arrived with alternating dark stripes and rich brown sections. Using a dishcloth is ideal, because they dry out before they can cultivate bacteria and transfer it to your board. Its cutting surface is louder in use than the Prepworks’, and it is a bit tougher on knife blades. We had a particularly nasty cutting board with food of some sort petrified on. Don’t judge.