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  • #139796
    Matt McGrane
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    SWMBO asked me to make a cutting board that would fit over one side of our double sink in the kitchen. There needed to be a hole so that vegetable cutoffs can be pushed into the sink below. There also needed to be a rabbet so the board would fit down into the sink recess (so that it wouldn’t move around). The rabbet was the only challenging thing – the sink recess was rounded at the corners so the rabbet had to be rounded. A lot of chisel work, finished up with a router plane and shoulder plane. I wrote a blog about the build here, if anyone is interested. The 12″ x 16″ board is finished with three coats of mineral oil.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    #139802
    Thomas Angle
    Participant

    I like the idea. It looks nice in the sink.

    Arbovale, WV

    Proverbs 18:13
    13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

    #139803
    Joe Kaiser
    Participant

    Lovely! Great work Matt

    Seattle, WA

    #139804
    Joe Kaiser
    Participant

    When i try to access your blog, it gives me a permission denied.

    Seattle, WA

    #139805
    Peter George
    Participant

    Looks good Matt. That’s an ingenious idea.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #139808
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Thanks all. And I got to use it for the first time tonight. I’m always a little squeamish about letting a board get wet. We’ll see what happens over time.

    @jotato – Joe, I don’t know why that permission would be denied. The link works for me. But then, when it comes to computer stuff I’m fairly clueless. Maybe try again later.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #139811
    Thomas Meade
    Participant

    I’m getting the same when I try to view your blog.

    “Your current account (email address) does not have access to view this page.”

    You might have to check your permissions settings on your blog. It might be set to private.

    #139826
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Thanks @thomasm198

    The blog permissions is set to “public”, so I don’t know why it won’t allow viewing. You can always try the web address “https://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/” and if it’s no longer the latest blog entry, look in the archive for August, 2016. If anyone tries this, please let me know if it works.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #139827
    Thomas Meade
    Participant

    @mattmcgrane I see now the problem with the link in the original post. When I hover my cursor over the link, it’s showing that it’s a link to edit the post rather than a link to the post itself.

    I can get to your blog by just pasting tinyshopww.blogspot.com in to my browser.

    #139835
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Thanks Thomas. I got it now. Here’s the correct link.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #139984
    Derek Long
    Participant

    Whoa, I just saw this thread! Fantastic idea, Matt. Like it a lot. How’s it holding up?

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #139985
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    @delong1974 – Hey Derek. So far we’ve only used the board a couple times, but so far so good. I’ve washed it each time with water and a rag. I’ll keep an eye on it, though. If/when it dries out, I’ll give it another coat of mineral oil. I’m not going to worry about knife marks, but when I cut veggies I’ll try to use the knife cross-grain or diagonal so that I don’t get any divots with the grain.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #555493
    Thomas Blank
    Participant

    Hi Matt,
    it’s been a while and I hope you still enjoy the board. How is it holding up after 2.5 years? Is it still flat and did it bend?
    Cheers, Thomas

    #555497
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    Hi Thomas. As it turns out, we only use the board occasionally. But it is still totally flat. I make sure to clean it off after use and it hangs near the sink when not used, so it dries completely. Good luck with your project.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #555498
    Thomas Blank
    Participant

    Thank you, Matt!

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