August 20, 2017

How To Make Your Own Chopping Board

When you’re starting out in DIY it’s important to find quick, easy projects that allow you to familiarise yourself with your tools without too much fuss. Making a chopping board is a task that is meaty enough to let you perfect the bevel cut, but simple enough that you’ll be done in no time. The beauty of this masterpiece is that once you’re done you’ll have plenty of opportunity to use it around the kitchen, so it’s a little bit of effort for big returns.

Tools and materials required:

  • 1 x 18V Drill Driver
  • 1 x 18V Circular Saw
  • 1 x 18V Sander
  • 1 x 18V 2.0Ah Power X Change Battery
  • 1 x Board or level to guide straight cuts
  • 1 x Clamp for work piece
  • 1 x 19 or 20mm spade drill bit
  • Timber of choice for chopping board – we’ve chosen Beech wood.
  • 1 x Food grade oil
  • 1 x Safety glasses
  • 1 x Ear protection

Find your timber

The size and type of timber you use will vary depending on the size, and finish you want from your chopping board. This can be a great opportunity to use leftover timber from a previous job.

Clamp it

To make sure your future chopping board is safe and secure; apply a clamp to either side of the work piece.

Drill down

Using your spade drill bit as a guide, drill a hole in one corner of your chopping board. This will allow you to hang and handle the board with ease.

Cut in some style

Get a nice straight piece of board or a level and use it as a cutting guide to ensure a straight cut. Using your circular saw, create a bevel cut across all four sides of your chopping board to give you a sleek, angled finish.

Get smooth

Now you’re in the home stretch, use your sander to create a smooth, even finish for your chopping board.

Oil it up

For the finishing touch, apply a food grade oil to bring out the natural grain in the timber and provide a slick, wet look finish.

If you’re ready to give it a go, pick up your tools and ‘Do It With Ozito.’

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