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Woodcraft Product Spotlight: Cutting Boards & Templates

Designing and creating cutting boards have never been so easy.  In addition to offering conventional square cutting board designs and products, Woodcraft has added new contoured design templates for you to make special shape boards for any occasion.  This is an idea that came from the heart of our Woodcraft product design guys, George Snyder and Ben Bice.  When they’re not at their desks, they can always be found in the woodshop, coming up with new innovative and fun ideas for you to make in your woodshop.  On top of that, they spend whatever spare time they have teaching and helping all of us at Woodcraft.

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Left to right are: September, George, Jean, Frank, Miranda, Ben, Kiah
As you can tell from the photo above, we have a blast in the Woodcraft Magazine woodshop.

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Ben & Darlene Glue-Up Cutting Boards

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George assisting Doug during handle cut-out on the Scroll Saw.

This shop is where many projects and products get designed, built, tested, photographed, and videoed for our magazines, catalogs, tabs, and social media departments.  Recently, George and Ben came up with 16 shapely design templates to help you easily make cutting boards.  Creating your own repetitive shapes has never been easier!  Simply trace out the cutting board using the templates and Rough Cut them.  Then, using double-sided tape, templates and a router with a flush-trim bit, trim the boards to the final dimensions.

Part of the charm of making a cutting board is in its usefulness, aesthetics, and wood choice.  You might even say that every cutting board has its own personality reflective of its creator, which can make it a great gift.  The challenge is to make several boards of the same shape.  It is much easier to make several boards at the same time, since you can run through similar glue-ups, clamping, using various same tools and machines to simplify the process.  We have created templates in several shapes that allow you to easily make repetitive designs.  The 1/2″ MDF boards provide a solid surface for holding the bearing or guide bushing.  All of the templates will work for a 12″ x 16″ board.

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In this product spotlight Woodcraft offers the following (Note individual template sizes):

1 - Cutting Board Template – Pear Shape 15-1/2″ x 11″ - Item #158904
2 - Cutting Board Template – Oval Shape 15-1/4″ x 8-3/4″ - Item #158905
3 - Cutting Board Template – Kidney Shape 14-3/4″ x 10″ - Item #158906
4 - Cutting Board Template – Hot Pepper Shape 15-3/4″ x 6″ - Item #158907
5 - Cutting Board Template – Fish Shape 15″ x 7-1/2″ - Item #158908
6 - Cutting Board Template – Circle Shape 11-1/4″ x 11-1/4″ - Item #158909
7 - Cutting Board Template – Puzzle Piece Shape 15″ x 10-1/2″ - Item #158910
8 - Cutting Board Template – Pig Shape 15″ x 11″ - Item #158911
9 - Cutting Board Template – Bread Board Shape 15-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ - Item #158912
10 - Cutting Board Template – Clip Board Shape 15-1/2″ x 9″ - Item #158913
11 - Cutting Board Template – Clip Board B Shape 14-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ - Item #158914
12 - Cutting Board Template – Painters Palette Shape 15″ x 10″ - Item #158915
13 - Cutting Board Template – 4pc Square Puzzle Piece Shape - Item #158928
14 - Cutting Board Template – Puzzle Piece Shape B 12-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ - Item #159046
15 - Cutting Board Template – Rectangle Shape with Juice Groove 15-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ - Item #159047
16 - Cutting Board Template – Heart Shape 15-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ - Item #159048

DSCN0094a_ftimgChoose from the many selections of domestic and exotic solid wood slabs that Woodcraft has to offer.   Woodcraft has also simplified the cutting board creation process by offering pre-milled stock for you.  You can pick through our extensive array of exotic and domestic pre-cut woods to make a custom cutting board or cheese board.  To make it even easier, we put our talented staff to work to create 12 color and size combinations in a wide range of kits and prices.

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Tap Room Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783A
Kit includes:
8 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
7 Pieces of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″

 

 

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Chop House Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783B
Kit includes:
7 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
8 Pieces of African Mahogany 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Walnut 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Maple 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of African Mahogany 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Maple 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Grill Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783C
Kit includes:
4 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
3 Pieces of Cherry 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Yellowheart 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Padauk 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Padauk 1/8″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″

 

 

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Smoke House Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783D
Kit includes:
10 Pieces of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
6 Pieces of Padauk 1/8″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Maple 1/8″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Walnut 1/8″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
1 Piece of Walnut 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″

 

 

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Canteen Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783E
Kit includes:
3 Pieces of Cherry 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
3 Pieces of Bloodwood 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
3 Pieces of Yellowheart 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Purpleheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Purpleheart 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
1 Piece of Yellowheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
1 Piece of Bloodwood 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Hashery Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783F
Kit includes:
4 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
1 Pieces of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Purpleheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Maple 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Walnut 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Maple 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Saloon Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783G
Kit includes:
4 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
6 Pieces of Yellowheart 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
5 Pieces of Padauk 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Bistro Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783H
Kit includes:
4 Pieces of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
1 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Padauk 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Purpleheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Cafe Cutting Board Kit - Item #158783J
Kit includes:
2 Pieces of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Cherry 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
1 Piece of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
4 Pieces of Yellowheart 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Bloodwood 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Cutting Board Kit – No 1 - Item #158774
Kit includes:
2 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
1 Pieces of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Yellowheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Cutting Board Kit – No 2 - Item #158775
Kit includes:
2 Pieces of Cherry 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
1 Piece of Maple 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Purpleheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″

 

 

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Cutting Board Kit No 3 - Item #158776
Kit includes:
2 Pieces of Walnut 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Cherry 3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Yellowheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
2 Pieces of Purpleheart 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″
Sub Sandwich not included!

If you prefer polymer cutting boards, try using our white, red and green cutting board sheet stock with the templates for great colorful additions in your kitchen!

Polymer Board Stock

Also available at participating Woodcraft stores and at www.Woodcraft.com, you may choose your own board by board design.  Make it whatever size (Maximum length 16″ on individual slats), shape and wood choices you desire!  Choose edge-grain (1-1/2″) or face-grain (3/4″) glue-up for different thickness cutting boards.

Look for some associated products to help you make creating cutting boards easier and faster – coming up on the next Woodcraft Product Spotlight!

So get into your woodshops and make some cutting boards!

auf Wiedersehen!…Frank

 
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    mike peddle, March 30, 2014
    what a wonderful idea can get the whole family involved as well great gifts. Reply

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