Replicate a handmade cutting board — By hand! (Pt. 1)

I recently got a “job” from a “customer” to replicate a  simple cutting board. The original has lasted about 30+ years, so let’s build something to last another 30.

This post will not teach you anything, and serves only as a build log. Bandsaw and planer courtesy Techshop. I was pleased to see the planer was in acceptable condition. The scroll saw, however, was missing its plastic lockout key.

After the design was rough cut on the bandsaw, sanding took it to the line. Check below for process pictures. Next time, I will finish the board. We’ll see…

Original board on top of stock
The rough stock purchased was larger than it needed to be.
Outlined board ready for trimming
Outlined board ready for trimming
Comparison of original and replica
Rough-cut and sanded replica
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Replicate a handmade cutting board — By hand! (Pt. 1)