Whether you’re using it to slice onions for pierogies or make homemade coleslaw for a Polish boy, each board from Gabe Smith’s Guardian Cutting Boards is handcrafted, a process that takes eight to nine hours.
“A lot of people touch them, and the first thing is, ‘Oh, this feels so soft, and it’s so smooth,’” Smith says.
After using a CNC machine to cut the two separate pieces — the black walnut skyline inlay and hard maple board — Smith thoroughly washes, sands and waxes each one. Smith, who has a background in engineering, knows what to look for in a cutting board, and these are meant to be used.
“I prepare all the meals at home,” he says. “Before that, when I was single and younger, I was the guy like, ‘Hey, let’s have a dinner party, and I’ll prepare a three-course elaborate meal.’” 248-635-7916, guardiancuttingboards.com
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