How to make a Charcuterie Board or Cutting Board
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1. Select Wood
2. Add Holes for Handle with a Spade Bit
3. Roughout Basic Shape with Jigsaw
4. Carve a Organic Edges with Angle Grinder and Sanding Head
5. Refine Handle Shapes with a Fiddling Knife
6. Finish Sanding with a Circular Sander
7. Select a Food Safe Finish, I Chose Food Grade Mineral Oil
Bonus: How to Add a Butterfly Joint.
1. Cut out your butterfly wood shape (I like to use a contrasting wood color).
2. Trace butterfly shape on wood.
3. Use a spade bit to start removing some of the wood. Also decide if butterfly is going through full width of wood or not.
4. Carefully chisel out the remainder of the shape.
5. Glue in butterfly shape.
7. Finish sanding your board.
I add butterfly joints to wood that is compromised with cracks, but to beautiful not to use. This joint helps the cracks from opening up farther.
I highly recommend using little ceramic dishes for any food that might have a sauce to prevent crackers from getting soggy.
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