Make a Beautiful Cutting Board 3

After planing you need to decide on a shape for the cutting boards. You could make 90 degree or rounded corners. You could make a handle or a hole to hang the board up. It could be a two sided or one sided board.

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I decided to round the ends and the layout I used was an upside down dinner plate. I carefully cut the boards on the bandsaw then sanded the ends. I then used a 1/2″ roundover bit on the top only. With feet on the bottom of the board the 90 degree bottom edge makes the board look like its floating.
Next there was a lot of sanding and more sanding after that.


The feet are rubber pieces that fit into a 3/16″ hole. I like these on a smaller cutting board, it keeps the board from sliding.
If everything is smooth you are ready for finish. Mineral oil works well and its cheap. I like to make my own beeswax and mineral oil finish. This protects the board and gives it a really nice sheen. The best part about this step is that the finish really makes the colors in the board pop.  Three coats of finish and the board is done.

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