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How to make the most beautiful cutting board from Sweet Gum

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Milled down some sweetgum wood today for some cutting boards. Thanks to my @microjig push block for keeping my fingers safe! #woodworking

A photo posted by Zach @ SouthernGingerWorkshop (@southerngingerworkshop) on

Total time: 4-8hrs

Total cost: $30-$40

You can purchase this product on my Etsy store

Tools used

  • Atlas 46 Journeyman Vest
  • Planer (optional)
  • Table saw (optional)
  • Trim Router
  • Miter saw
  • Microjig push block and Grippper

Materials used

Rather it be a Valentines gift or a commission project, making a cutting board from a Sweet Gum tree is just stunning! The final product is 15x10in and I plan on adding a logo to in the future with the CNC but this was a proof of concept for the local Bistro.