How to make a cutting board easily with wood and Tung Oil.
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I’ve been seeing a lot of neat cutting boards recently and it had me intrigued. We own some pretty plain plastic ones and the nice ones are SO much better to photograph food on. Blogger problems: My cutting board is ugly! Also, plastic isn’t environmentally friendly and cut marks in your plastic cutting boards can give bacteria a place to grow. Wood is the preferred choice, with bamboo coming in second.
Needless to say, a lot of the cutting boards are very complicated to make and use multiple types of wood. I’m not skilled enough for that yet.
They came out great. They’re not quite as fancy, but they are still a HUGE improvement over my current cutting boards. These would make amazing gifts! I would definitely use a different wood next time.
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- Wood: You want a wood that is safe for cutting boards.
- Hope’s 100% Tung Oil
- Optional: Wood burning kit
- Something to cut your wood with
How to Make a Simple Cutting Board
Once you’ve done that really well, you can use your printer to print out what you want your cutting board to say. Tape that piece of paper over your cutting board. Use a pen to press down hard to trace the words onto the wood. This just creates a small indentation.
Now you can use your wood burner to trace the words again and deepen the grooves.
Once finished, dust off your board. Then you can wipe on your tung oil. You’ll want a few layers, letting them dry in between.
When your cutting board gets worn, you can sand off the cut marks, then reapply your tung oil.
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Here is a list of all the gift tutorials in this series: Grocery Bag Holders, Homework or Art Displays, Cloth Napkins or Wipes, Mint Extract, Bread Bag (to give with fresh bread) Braided Dog Toy, Paper Mache Pokeball, Peach Infused Liquor, Extra Large Pot Holder, Fabric and Wood Cross, Adult Apron, Cake Mix Cookies in a Mason Jar, Pillowcase, Library Tote Bag, Tile Coasters, Coffee Cozy, Essential Oil Storage Box, Bowl and Casserole Dish Covers, Dry Oil Perfume, Lunch Bag, DIY Wall Decals, Pokemon Boo Boo Bags, Cement Candle Holders, Wood Step Stools, Easy Soy Candles, Cutting Boards, T-Shirt Stencils Using Freezer Paper, Balancing Wine Holder, Easy Concrete Planters, Reusable Gift Bags
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