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    My First Project using my new woodshop setup.

    So I am starting to get into woodworking more, and building up my basement shop little by little. Here is my very first cutting board I made using my new planer and router table. I love both those items. Learning a lot. IMG_0114.jpgIMG_0119.jpgIMG_0113.jpgIMG_0116.jpg

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    Let me also add a disclaimer. I cheated and used a kit that came pre cut in strips. Next cutting board I will cut down myself now that my table saw finally arrived.

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    Looks Good. What was your finish?

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    Howard's mineral oil. 2 coats. Then 3 coats of the butcher block wax. Photo is showing it wet, but it dried nicely. Next board I will learn how to cut the groove for juices and that seems to enter the template and jig mode, which is all new to me, and I will screw up before that is a mastered technique. I also learned how to round the corners more.

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    Practical project, I'm sure it will get plenty of use.

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    Funny you should that Mark. The board right now is propped up against the kitchen counter. I don't think I will use it. It was more for decoration.

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    I've made a load of cutting boards 60+. And people always say they dont want to use it, especially family.
    Please use it, using a nice hardwood board is very satisfying. In a couple years when its all marked up take it out and the garage and resand it.

    Theres a couple good videos on juice grove jigs on youtube. Ive been meaning to put one together. I was thinking if you had 2 perpendicular sides you could do each corner and rotate the board so if you are hitting 5 different sized boards the jig would always work

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    for my juice board I have blueprints from a wood magazine, so it shouldn't be that hard. But then i have to use the band saw which i don't have to cut out the MDF template. Then pattern follow using my router. So now I have to improvise with no band saw to make the template. Then I can follow. Already bought all the right bits. just a matter of time and more material to buy.

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    Looks great...something I've never tried yet have always wanted to. Nice work.
    A wannabe woodworker!

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