Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

Charcuterie Board with Matching Cutting Board

My brother-in-law in Missouri asked if I could make this set-up for his daughter in Texas. She needed a big one, so I went for it and decided to make a cutting board with juice grooves so the Char. Board would be used for serving only. The Char. Board is 17 1/2 X 31 1/2 inches in size, the cutting board is 15 1/2 X 11 1/2 inches. Woods used are Purple Heart, Claro Walnut, reg. Maple, Wavy Maple, and a really heavy marked Bird's Eye Maple.  Char. Board has five coats of Wipe on Poly, one per day with light sanding or buffing between each and finished off with a good waxing. Hand holds were hogged out with a Forstner Bit, smoothed with my osc. spindle sander and then routed to round everything off. Cutting Board is the same wood, then soaked/sealed in a bees wax and mineral oil combo that I made. Rubber bumper feet were installed on the Char. Board to make picking it up easier. The juice groove on the cutting board was put in with a jig that I made. 

This is my first project on this site, if I am too windy, let me know and I will shorten everything the next time.  Thanks Mike


Welcome aboard posting on this site. Both of the boards are beautiful, great workmanship, good job Mel52.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

oldrivers - Thank you for the comment, greatly appreciated.   Mike
Great looking set!  Nice to have each with a dedicated function.
BB1 - Thank you.  Mike
Dave, thanks. After you mentioned this site on LJs, I decided to give it a try. So far, I like it, Similar to the other one before the change. Have a good evening.  Mike
They are beautiful — I’m imagine the pride I would have, putting them on a serving table. 

And I love the story/description!! 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Thank You, greatly appreciated.   Mike
beautiful boards my friend so glad to see you here along with many others. i think we'll see more to come.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

GLAD to see you here. Too much censorship and (inside political), stuff going on with the new LJs for me. I also am not liking the new format, to commercial and not much fun anymore. I have noticed many LJers here and yes, I think we will see many more to come. You have a good day.   Mike
Great looking boards, Mel!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim
JimJakosh - Thanks, there are a few of us that are bringing stuff over from the other site to show here. Hopefully to get more interest here also. Mike
The boards look great and having the 2 sizes is a plus. No worries about the write ups, we like to read about the details. Well Done

Main Street to the Mountains

Thanks Eric, greatly appreciated.
Hi Mel. I have been posting on both sites and bringing over some of my older projects to show the folks here and give them some ideas. Sharing  the woodworking journey is what it is all about..not points or reactions scores!!...............Cheers, Jim
Very well done Mel....that's a great set!