Many camp lovers are looking forward to cooking at the campsite. This time, I custom a cutting board, which is an essential item for enjoying camping food. I will explain how to make a convenient cutting board that can be folded and can store kitchen knife with a photo.
custom a cutting board that can store kitchen knife!
If you want to go to a camp but can’t, why not custom camp gear at home?
You may have more fun with your own gear, “Let’s use it at the next camp.”
There are quite a few camp gears that are expensive to wholesale but difficult to make by yourself.
However, the folding cutting board that can store the kitchen knife introduced this time is easy to make because it does not require many materials and tools.
Let’s challenge the custom of camp gear before going to the next camp!
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[Material list] custom a cutting board that can store kitchen knife!
Hinoki (100mm x 450mm x 10mm) x 4 sheets
Stainless steel hinge (24mm)
Rubber legs (Φ10)
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Choose materials carefully
Since the cutting board uses water, it always gets wet. Therefore, this time, we used “Hinoki”, which is a water-resistant wood that is also used for bath tubs. Hinoki is easily available at home centers.
The point is to choose “solid wood” from Hinoki.
There is also an assembly material, but since the assembly material uses an adhesive, there is a concern that it will dissolve in water.
Adhesives are not designed to be edible, so it is safer to use a solid, blank material, assuming it will get in your mouth.
Be sure to use stainless steel for the hinge
Next, be sure to use stainless steel for the hinge, which is one of the materials.
If it is made of steel, it will get wet with water and rust will float after using it for a while.
To make it last longer, use stainless steel, although it is a little expensive.
[Tools] Eight tools are required for custom cutting board that can store kitchen knife!
- Phillips screwdriver (# 1)
- Draw saw
- electric drill
- Drill bit (Φ14)
- Paper shaving (# 240)
- Spring clamp x 2
- Tight bond
The important point in the tool this time is the routing saw.
Since the blade of the routing saw is thin and soft, you can cut the inside of the material with a curve.
Using this routing saw, cut the hinoki, which is the material, and cut out the shape of the kitchen knife.
[custom procedure] Introducing how to custom a cutting board that can store kitchenettes with photos!
First cut the material
Cut out hinoki to a length of 36 cm
First, cut the hinoki, which is the material, to the size of the desired cutting board. Let’s decide by the size of the kitchen knife to store.
It is easier to use if the size is larger than 30 cm in width and 20 cm in height. This time I made it 36 cm x 20 cm.
The part that stores the kitchen knife and the part that cuts the ingredients, and the part that folds it, so cut out a total of 4 pieces.
At this time, let’s decide the side to cut the ingredients.
If you use a surface that has as few knots as possible and has a clean grain, it will look beautiful.
Cut out a board in the shape of a kitchen knife
Next, cut out the part that stores the kitchen knife.
Apply the knives to be stored and trace the shape of the knives with a pencil etc. to determine the part to be cut.
If you cut it about 5mm larger than the actual kitchen knife, you can store it smoothly.
Trace the shape of the kitchen knife you want to store
After tracing the shape of the kitchen knife, use a drill bit (Φ14) and custom a hole with an electric driver.
Custom a hole for the routing saw
Insert a drawing saw into the hole and cut out the curve of the kitchen knife.
Cut out using a drawing saw
Cut out in the shape of a kitchen knife
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For the board that fits when folded, cut out only the bundle of kitchenettes.
It looks like only the handle is cut out
For the board that cuts out only the handle part, it is easy to match the position and size by combining the two boards and tracing the shape of the hole you just made with a pencil.
Also, it’s a good idea to custom a slight dent in the handle so that you can easily take out the kitchen knife.
Custom a dent in the handle
After cutting out, clean the burrs with a piece of paper.
Next, custom an escape hole for the rubber legs.
I want the rubber legs to go into the holes when folded, so the holes should be slightly offset on both sides of the board. (Drill bit (Φ14) is OK)
A state of making an escape hole in the rubber leg
Adhesion when the material runs out
When the hole is opened, the board is glued.
The board that stores the kitchen knife and the board that cuts the ingredients are glued together with a “tight bond”.
Apply tight bond and bond
Here, be careful not to make a mistake on the surface to be glued!
Secure it with a clamp and wait for about 12 hours.
Secure with a clamp
The reason for using Tight Bond is that it is made of ingredients that are waterproof and do not harm your mouth.
Ordinary woodworking bonds and epoxy adhesives are not supposed to get in your mouth.
Therefore, “Tight Bond” is the best for adhering cutting boards that use ingredients and water.
It looks like they are pasted together
Next, the two plates that have been glued together can be folded with a stainless steel hinge.
Attach the stainless steel hinge with a Phillips screwdriver.
It’s a little slippery, so if you temporarily fix it with double-sided tape before screwing it in, it’s hard to fail.
Attach the stainless hinge
The Snow Peak Manita set that I referred to is dug so that it does not float by the thickness of the hinge when it overlaps, but I gave up this time because I need an electric tool.
Attach rubber legs
When I open the cutting board attached with the stainless bow and put it on the table, the stainless bow gets in the way and rattles.
To eliminate this rattling, you need rubber legs to increase the height.
Here are some tips to help you store your rubber legs neatly when you fold the cutting board.
Attach double-sided tape to the opposite side of the rubber leg to the ground surface and insert it into the storage hole.
Attach double-sided tape to the rubber legs and put it in the hole
Then, when you fold and open the cutting board, the rubber legs will stick to the other side of the hole.
Once closed and opened, the rubber legs will stick together
If you screw it in that position, you can attach the rubber legs to the position where it fits perfectly in the hole.
Installation of magnet
Once the cutting board is completed, the next step is to attach a magnet to fix the kitchen knife.
This time, I used a strong magnet of 100%, but the height may not match depending on the kitchen knife.
Please adjust while checking the thickness of the magnet with the kitchen knife.
Attach the magnet for fixing the kitchen knife
Next, in order to prevent it from becoming fluffy when the cutting board is opened, a magnet is attached to the side so that it can be lightly fixed.
The magnet used is a super strong magnet of 100 average.
Custom a hole with a depth of about 1 mm on the side with a drill bit (Φ14) and bond it with a tight bond.
Custom a hole in the magnet so that it can be fixed when the cutting board is opened.
Finally finish olive oil painting
Finally, finish the cutting board.
In the work so far, the cutting board has become dirty and the bond has stuck.
Therefore, carefully grind it to remove dirt.
And finally, apply olive oil. You can also use flaxseed oil or honey wax.
This time, I chose olive oil that I can easily get.
Apply olive oil
Applying olive oil makes it difficult for water to penetrate the wood and makes it last longer.
The top is before painting and the bottom is after painting
It will gradually fall off as you use it, so you can use it for a longer time if you perform frequent maintenance.
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Let’s custom the camp gear that is active in the camp!
This time, I tried custom a folding cutting board that can store kitchen knife.
Even if you think that it may be difficult for you, you can make it yourself unexpectedly. Even if you make a mistake, it will lead to attachment, so you will use it carefully as much as you have a hard time.
However, it may be too expensive and expensive, so please consider the cost performance when making it.
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