Things You Can do With Your Tool Cutting Board

A decent cutting board is one without holes between the wood. In this way, you should factory or plane the squares on all sides. To do this, you need either a jointer or a hand plane. 

A jointer works incredibly and saves time. Its smooth plane will process a load up totally level while the opposite fence pleasantly settles the adjoining face. On the off chance that the cutting edge is genuinely new and sharp, it will give a ‘smooth as glass’ surface that is prepared to stick. 

Table Saw or Hand Saw 

Making a tool board cutting requires a few segments of wood. The best (and most straightforward) approach to do this is to utilize a table saw. A hand saw will work as well yet it will require some investment with less exactness. Hand sawing hardwoods (like maple or pecan) can be very tiring, consequently, think about putting resources into a table saw, in the event that you don’t have one as of now. 

Thickness Planer 

A thickness planer diminishes the measurement of a load up as well as equals its two inverse countenances. In the wake of sticking the wood strips, you might track down that the pieces are not even. A go through the thickness planer will make unpredictable loads up level, smooth and even. 

Fixed Router or Plunge Router 

A switch is just essential assuming you need to adjust or shape the edges to make it fancier. A dive switch can be utilized to make detail or plan inside or around the board. Utilizing the switch with the chamfering spot will streamline the edges so they aren’t unpleasant to the touch. 

Belt or Orbit Sander 

It is important to sand the whole board (top and base) with either a belt or circle sander utilizing 100-coarseness previously followed by 220-coarseness sandpaper. The tool board cutting should be smooth, not battered, to give a more water safe surface. Sandpaper alone isn’t sufficient. 

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An edge grain cutting board is produced using equal bits of wood that are intertwined. It is known for its strength and reasonableness notwithstanding, it can dull blades quicker than end grain sheets. Delayed use will harm the stylish of the tool board cutting and cuts or scratches will be noticeable. 

An end grain cutting board is produced using end bits of wood that structure a checkerboard design. It is generally more costly than edge grain sheets yet it is better for blades and is “self-mending”. This implies that the wood strands will quit for the day being cut with a blade. 

For plastic cutting sheets, you should utilize a chlorine-based sanitizer, like an answer of fade and water (one tablespoon of dye for every gallon of water – has a time span of usability of possibly 14 days). However, for wood cutting sheets, you should utilize a quaternary ammonium sanitizer, like an answer of Mr. Clean and water (adhere to the weakening directions on the name). 

“This is on the grounds that chlorine ties effectively to natural materials, similar to the wood in a cutting board, which kills its antibacterial properties,” Chapman says. “Quaternary ammonium is more successful at killing microbes on wood or other natural surfaces.” 

It’s important that you ought to likewise disinfect your kitchen wipe/cloth/brush after you’ve utilized it to clean the chicken-juice off your cutting board – or probably you risk debasing the following thing you wash (which is the specific inverse of what you’re attempting to do). 

The last advance in cleaning your cutting board is a significant one – dry it. 

“Ensure you place the tool board cutting some place that air flows, so it can dry completely,” Chapman says. Microorganisms need dampness to develop, and you would prefer not to give them an inviting climate. 

“Truly, butchers used to put salt on their boards to hold them back from smelling dreadful,” Chapman says. “This worked on the grounds that the salt drew the humidity out of the wood and anticipated bacterial pollution, which is the thing that caused the smell – however the butchers didn’t know it at that point.” 

What is the Best Wood for Making a Cutting Board? 

Since we have laid out the apparatuses and supplies expected to make a cutting board, how about we go over the best kinds of wood to utilize. Both end and edge grain cutting sheets are by and large produced using thick, fine-grained hardwoods rather than softwoods. The explanation being that softwoods can break or part after some time from the movement of the blade cutting across the surface. 

The best woods to utilize incorporate birch, cherry, oak, (hard) maple, pine and pecan. In the event that is conceivable, pick wood that has been pre-cut among 2 and ½ and 3 and ½ inches thick. This will keep the wood from parting or twisting. 

What is the Best Wood Finish for a Cutting Board? 

When completing a tool board cutting, make certain to utilize non-harmful items as the board will be coming into direct contact with food. The best completes incorporate wood molding assortments, for example, Danish or linseed oil, coconut oil, mineral oil, pecan oil, beeswax, Carnuba wax or shellac.

Check online retailers (for the most mainstream yet practical decisions) like Amazon. One incredible item (which we assessed in a past article entitled Danish Oil on Pine) incorporates Tried and True Danish Oil. Another incredible choice is All Natural Wood Finishing Wax by Virginia Boys. It has a general rating of 4.9/5 with 5/5 for fragrance, 4.9/5 for convenience and 4.7/5 for esteem (something worthwhile looking at). 


Prior to beginning, I generally prefer to plan everything ahead of development which smoothes out the structure interaction. Assembling the entirety of your devices, supplies and cleaning your workspace prior to beginning will save you time (and cash) which is significant particularly on the off chance that you plan on building and selling any of these for cash.