Woodcraft Product Spotlight: Cutting Boards & Templates

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Cutting Boards

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.

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.

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 tapetemplates 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.

George assisting Doug during handle cut-out on the Scroll Saw.
Ben & Darlene glue-up cutting boards
Cutting Boards

Choose 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.

Cutting Boards



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″

 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″


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″

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″
Cutting Boards


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″



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″
Cutting Boards



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″



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″
Cutting Boards



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″

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″
Cutting Boards



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″

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!
Cutting Boards

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!

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.

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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