Cutting Board for Beginners | Woodworking Basics

Cutting Board for Beginners | Woodworking Basics

A step-by-step tutorial and everything you need to know about making a CUTTING BOARD.

Cutting boards are typically a beginner woodworker’s first project, BUT there are a few things you should know before gluing some pieces of wood together. In this video, I document my entire process of making a beautiful, edge grain, walnut cutting board from start to finish.

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– Mineral Oil:
– Mineral Oil with Waxes (Conditioner):
– Toggle Clamps (for my jointer jig):
– Bessey Pipe Clamps:
– Titebond III Wood Glue:
– Freud 10″ x 24T Heavy-Duty Rip Blade:
– Painter’s Tripod/Pyramid (not the one’s I have, but similar):
– Planer:
– Jointer:
– Router:


– Camera (Cannon M50 Mirrorless):
– Blue Yeti Nano USB Microphone:
– Tripod:
– Camera Slider:
– Rode Microphone:


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  1. Junior Figueroa on May 27, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the video, may I ask what blade brand on the table saw did you use?

  2. Shel Bukowski on May 27, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    For beginners of what??

  3. longdriver2 on May 27, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Looks great! Nice job.

  4. John Quezada on May 27, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    That is a beautifull cutting board. My wife would love this thank you.

  5. Jeremy Hunter on May 27, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    There are other issues not mentioned regarding choice. I’ve never seen long grain, whether face or long, recommended for cutting boards as a) it can cause splintering b) end grain wicks out moisture. Was the justification for long grain just that it’s quicker or easier? I can understand that but I would really recommend everyone take the extra time to make it end grain, which is just all round safer and more long lived.

  6. K&R Carpentry on May 27, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    People need to leave this guy alone he is using basic tools beginner WOODWORKERS HAVE he is not saying starters have these Or most of them you can always use a hand planer electric hand one or pay to get it planed down also use a table saw with a jig instead of jointer table saw hand planer mitre saw clamps glue that’s basic tools maybe not thicknesser or jointer but you can do without what I’m trying to say is simply you can’t do woodworking without any tools if you expect to make this with a hand saw PVA glue and sandpaper it dosent work like that

  7. m kramer on May 27, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    do you want your food on mineral oil?

  8. JohnOsCreations on May 27, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Hi. Is the glue, conditioner and oil used food safe? Thanks. JohnO.

  9. ilishmaach on May 27, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    "beginner diy" – $3000 table saw, $2000 thicknesser, $200 palm router, $100 sander. Dude, you’re totally out of touch.

  10. Biff Bomar on May 27, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    This looks like fun. I wish I had all the toys so I could make a few.

  11. Greg on May 27, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    How can this be for beginners? Beginners don’t have a a miter saw, table saw, jointer, planer.

  12. Dr. Peter Recktenwald on May 27, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Very good job with the video.

  13. Baz Mitch on May 27, 2022 at 7:59 pm


  14. Tactless Hog on May 27, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    what kind of dremel bit did you use to soften the edges? kinda wish you went more into that, looked neat

  15. Pecker Wood35 on May 27, 2022 at 8:03 pm


  16. Paul Ferrel on May 27, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    The real secret is the recording… he’s not adjusting 1 camera… he has 37 strategically placed

  17. Luther Woodworks on May 27, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Edge grain boards are definitely the way to go. I’ve made a total of 3 end grain boards for myself and the amount of sanding was painful. Plus I like the look of edge grain better. Awesome video. Keep up the great work.

  18. Kevin B on May 27, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Great video. When you are jointing the slat does it matter what side you joint? Then after you joint the slat what side goes face down on the jointer? Thanks so much

  19. Jay Zay on May 27, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    This is very helpful and informative. Thank you 🙏

  20. Casual Builds on May 27, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I tried to cover everything about making cutting boards – let me know if I missed anything below!

  21. JUNG Somewhat on May 27, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Like your style my friend UK 💯

  22. Tony Benton on May 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Love the shop setup

  23. CuriousEarthMan on May 27, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    nice work! beautiful walnut! too soft of a choice of woods in my opinion to be practical. yes, it is technically a hardwood, just not a very hard wood.

  24. DogInASuit on May 27, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    is inch and a quarter a good thickness for a cutting board? I have a lot of spare maple I plan to make a cutting board out of if it is. I have enough wood to make a 9 x 11 3/4 inch cutting board and wanted to know if this was good

  25. Michael Green on May 27, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I’m a 53 year old beginner woodworker and this looks like a really nice project to try. Just subscribed to your channel.

  26. J. Dursey on May 27, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Would definitely buy one of theee

  27. Randy St.Clair on May 27, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    What CNC machine do you use? I am a beginner and would like to get one but don’t want to spend too much money

  28. John Martinez on May 27, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Love walnut. I have some that I need to turn into a cutting board.

  29. Redds Morris on May 27, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Where did you find the cookies?

  30. sHAWNkOBY on May 27, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    If this is how “beginners” make cutting boards ima tap out now.

  31. Usman Ahmed on May 27, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Hey bro absolutely love this! Could you give some detail on your CNC setup, it looks like you were using a DeWalt router, how does this work? Sorry for the newbie question.

  32. Maria De Almeida on May 27, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Loved it!! Thank you cutie!

  33. Raphael Piskernik on May 27, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Damn, that board is way too beautiful to cut on it 😂

  34. walter davis on May 27, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    What size board did you use.

  35. Angel Diaz on May 27, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    What beginner has all those tools?

  36. Thomas Costello on May 27, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    What does a beatiful board such as this sell for?

  37. Harini Ramakrishnan on May 27, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I can glue, sand and apply oil. I wish to get precut wood with instructions in it to make good cutting board like (kit).

  38. equitacaonatural on May 27, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    You think beginners have table saw, jointer, planer, cnc machine? …..dream on dude

  39. JAK on May 27, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Looks great but many people just don’t have all those tools

  40. Kathy Kelton on May 27, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you! And by the way, you have my ideal workshop. Nice.

  41. Cedar Oak Farm on May 27, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    one of the best videos on making cutting boards, BTW, music is excellent

  42. matthew on May 27, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    You should try and make one using basic tools that a BEGINNER would have, so a mostly battery powered tools

  43. Don Proctor on May 27, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    I’m in the process of designing/building my shop. What size table saw do you have? HP? I will be a single shop user doing this as a hobby/side hustle to start. Hoping I catch the serious bug and it becomes my semi-retired job. 58yr old carpenter. Deck and porch builder with a wide range of experience in residential construction over the years. Also a very quick learner. I’ve always learned from watching and repeating. Trial and error so to speak. Carpentry does come naturally to me though. I finally have an opportunity to build a shop. 24×24 w room to extend in future if opportune.

  44. tailstalker on May 27, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Woodworking beginner project = $2000 worth of tools.

  45. Rozenxz on May 27, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Dam bro i just bought a tool kit from home depot i don’t have any idea what any of this all is 😅

  46. SR on May 27, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Hey, I plan to make this but wanted to make sure the product was actually food safe?

  47. Don Proctor on May 27, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    is it ok to accelerate the drying time, from water poping, with heat or a heat gun?

  48. Stephen Jay on May 27, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    “Woodworking for beginners”

    Proceeds to make a pro woodworkers music video

  49. Salina Marie Heartstone on May 27, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    … I just came here cause I wanted to know how to care for the slab of wood that is my cutting board as the sides doesn’t look like it was sanded properly and I wanted to know how to take care of it as it is the first wooden cutting board I ever bought and I can barely remember anything I learned in woodworking class in highschool due to my poor short term memory…. The equipment is reminding me of skating while using the huge industrial table saw as I was too short and needing help from the teacher so that I won’t damage myself on the machinery … I could use the other equipment just not the table saw.

  50. A_Fake_Koala on May 27, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    i mean my friend found out about this vid from his woodwork shop class