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Old 07-20-2005, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Is cutting board consider utensil or a gadget?

Somebody suggested to make a cutting board to me. An interesting idea, but what kind of glue would you use to glue the wooden boards together? I donít think it is food safe to use regular carpenters glue, is it? Are there special glues for such thing?

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Old 07-20-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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I'd go with utensil not gadget.

I think that carpenters glue is what was used to make mine. The important thing is to use the right oil on it after it is made to seal it and keep out the germs. Linseed oil rings a bell, but I can't remember exactly what was used on mine.

Sorry I am not more specific Charlie, I hope someone else knows something more than me.
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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I vote for cooking accessory but that wasn't in the question But from the two above it's definately utensil.

Use resorcinol glue on both sides of the wood as you them together. It's a water proof glue and the board will be able to take soaking in water. I feel if you go online you can find a source - maybe even Home Depot or Lowes?

I found a link to one place - http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...orcinol%20glue
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:45 AM   #4
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Thank you kitchenelf, my concern would be food safety. Do you know if itís okay to use it?
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Check out this site on how to build your own cutting board

and good luck to you - we want pics you know!
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:14 AM   #6
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Thank you, lazy me, i sould have search Internet my self.
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:36 AM   #7
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No problem Charlie - I like to look stuff up!
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:46 AM   #8
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utensil, it's a tool. a gadget would have "machine" elements such as a turn crank or lever or...
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:40 PM   #9
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Thank you kitcheelf again. I checked out that site, interesting info, however I was still concern about food safety and kept researching. I called the manufacturer of that glue. It is not food safe and is NOT recommended for cutting board at all. I did, however found FDA approved glue http://www.woodnshop.com/GLUES.htm.
Like I said, I should have been looking on Internet. I think it is very irresponsible on DIY network to supply misinformation. Luckily, the moderator on their own forum pointed me to the right direction.

Thank you again.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:10 PM   #10
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WOW CharlieD - I'm glad you checked into it - why would they tell you how to build a cutting board with glue that's not food safe????????? Yes, VERY irresponsible - glad you got to the end result though - hey, we'll just work together!!!!

I have pondered this question a few times since it was asked - I still stay accessory and DEFINITELY not a gadget.
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I have to vote for a third option, Necessary Tool, not gadget or accessory.

I've been following this thread with interest, as I would like to make my own cutting board, once I have the tools, as my old flat-grain board isn't going to last much longer, even though I baby the thing.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:32 PM   #12
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I have to vote for a third option, Necessary Tool, not gadget or accessory.
I'm with Allen! It's the complementary half of your knives ...
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