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Old 02-03-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Which handle to use for cutting board?


I'm building a hard maple cutting board for my wife. It's almost complete. I realized it will be heavy and need to provide an easy means to pick it up. saw tons of handles at Leevalley Tools but looks like those are for cabinets. Is there a handle that I can install on side of cutting board?

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Can you post a picture?
here you go. thickness is 1.5"

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I'd make one like this out of maple and attach it to one end.
Just going to have to counter bore and drill two holes for the screws and plug them.
http://www.myknobs.com/ribp05411151.html
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Keep it simple cut two one inch holes joined and rounded over with a router.

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On the thicker/heaver boards I've done I like to cut in a handle with a router similar to this.

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Any handle you put on it, should not be on the face, but on the sides. I like the legs to allow you to get under it, to pick it up. Especially when after you oil them, they tend to get a little slick.

We used to make them in shop class all of the time. The ones we did, were no wider then 1". Always just a slab, unless someone wanted a handle, then we would just cut one in like in post#5, so that you did not have a surface for food particulate, to get into.
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On the thicker/heaver boards I've done I like to cut in a handle with a router similar to this.


Yes Sir !!!

As heavy as that board looks, cut a finger groove on all four sides at least 3 to 4 inches long with a cove bit or your best method. She'll need both hands to pick it up.

Beautiful board Kwik.
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My wife wanted a cutting board to fit one side of the sink with a hole to rake scraps into the sink, works great and easy to carry by the large hole in the corner. It also has a groove routed all the way around so juices won't run off the board and will drain into the hole and in the sink.

Be sure to ease the edges a little they can be very sharp.
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I'd make one like this out of maple and attach it to one end.
Just going to have to counter bore and drill two holes for the screws and plug them.
http://www.myknobs.com/ribp05411151.html
I'm confused on how to plug the screws in. unlike a cabinet door, there is no access from the other side. I'm thinking using the handle like this:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/hardware...20,43521,43532
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I'm confused on how to plug the screws in. unlike a cabinet door, there is no access from the other side. I'm thinking using the handle like this:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/hardware...20,43521,43532
Looks like your best option to me
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I like my Boos cutting board which has groves in each end. Not sure if they're visible in this photo


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Looks like your best option to me
just curious does someone know how the handle in the link was installed? I saw similar products in some stores but couldn't figure out how they did it.

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The only two ways I can think of is like attaching the fitting on a stair rail or screw in studs which the handle slides onto with a lock screw in each side. Just my thoughts.
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I would go with a routed or cut handle. Keep in mind anything attached will tend to collect germs and make it more difficult to clean.

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