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  • I started with an edge grain cutting board that I had already made from alternating strips of cherry and maple.

  • I also created some strips of wood that I would use for the inlay. The wood has to be thin enough so that you can bend it along the curve without breaking it. Therefore, I used multiple thin strips that were roughly 1/8" thick or less. You can use whatever material you like. I used a combination of walnut, maple, and padauk.

  • You will need some MDF to create templates for the curves that you will cut. I made three curves, so that required at least three pieces of MDF: one for each curve.

  • Waterproof glue that is food safe. I used Titebond III

  • Cutting board oil (mineral oil). I used this one: Howard Products Butcher Block and Cutting Board Oil



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