Make a Beautiful Cutting Board 2

After taking the boards out of the clamps you need to scrape the excess glue.  I clamp the boards down and use a not so nice chisel, scraping bevel down.

excess glue

Now its time to plane the boards, this is where having access to a heavy duty well adjusted planer really helps.  Light duty planers may do fine however I have more than 10 cutting boards to plane.  In this situation I would recommend borrowing a shop or paying for shop time to use a beast of a planer that will give you a good surface on your boards.  Planing is loud and it can be difficult but the reveal is great.  Cutting a smooth surface after working with the rough sawn pieces is great.

Rough glued pieces
Rough glued pieces
Pieces after planing
Pieces after planing

 

 

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