Onion Cutting Board

This whimsical little cutting board is shaped like an onion, and the shape pretty well explains its function. Use it only for slicing onions and spare your regular board the pungent aroma associated with raw onions.

Construct a full-size penciled grid of squares on a piece of cardboard and transfer the onion pattern to the grid. Cut out the cardboard onion shape and use it as a template to draw the onion on a board. Use a close-grained wood such as pine or maple. Clamp the board to the work surface and cut around the outline with a saber saw. Bore a hole for a leather hanging thong, and then sand both surfaces and round the edges slightly. The board may be left natural or finished by rubbing down with hot olive or salad oil.

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