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Now that I am starting to use some good kitchen knives, I figured I needed a better cutting surface.
If you noticed that I didn't call it a cutting board, there is a reason.
I broke some of the primary rules for a well constructed cutting board.
This is a piece of flat sawn Big Leaf Maple.
A flat sawn piece is more prone to warpage vs any other way of cutting.
I am curious if it will stay flat with a little common sense care.
Looks kind of pretty and it won't damage the knives so it works for me.



My boss walked by when I was finishing the oiling.
He wanted the board to sell in the gallery.
He got the last one so I said no way. This one is for me.
 

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If you haven't already I'd be sure to put some sort of non slip feet on it so air can circulate underneath. Otherwise you might wind up with a big leaf potato chip.

Mighty pretty though! :thumbsup2: Let us know how it holds up.
 

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I plan on storing it on edge when not in use.
Might have to make a little stand.

My thinking was by using properly dried wood and not abusing it, that it should hold up just fine.
But....... there is a real good chance I will be proven wrong.
I am guessing that a few of you are chuckling to yourselves right now.
 

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I glue wine corks onto the bottom corners of side grain boards and it minimizes warpage.
 

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Just because they elevate the board to allow air circulation.
 

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Cool looking board, Mark! Can't wait to see if it survives.
 

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spike, could you post a photo of the cork feet? What type of glue?
 

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I glue wine corks onto the bottom corners of side grain boards and it minimizes warpage.
Another option is 3/4" (diameter) vinyl bumper pads from your local hardware store. Ace Hardware product number 5182381.

I've been using them for almost a year now with good results. As a side benefit, they are non skid.
 

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spike, could you post a photo of the cork feet? What type of glue?
I just slice them in half lengthwise and use household rubber cement to attach them. They also add some shock absorption for when a bit of chopping is in order!
 
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