My first boards...4 years later

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-15-2009 10:01 AM 1800 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gidday all,
Many of you have made cutting boards and many more are going to make cutting boards. This is in itself very good but like Marc Spagnoulo how many have wondered how the ones you made a while ago have faired.,
I made my first board over 4 years ago and it is still going strong and just about due for a little refurbishing,.lol’
My first ‘butcher block end grain’ board is still being used daily and also just about due for the quick sand and re-oiling. Just thought I put a few pics up to show how they are going after a few years. These are actually my personal boards that my wife and I used every single day!
First board is Hoop Pine..two piece edge joined… for a bread board.



Second is made from Australian Native Hardwoods.. I think Wattle and Spotted Gum. A ‘real’ endgrain Butcher Block board



Maybe a little feed back will be forthcoming on some of YOUR earlier projects and how they have held up to the test of time..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 12:04 PM

Thanks for sharing Larry!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 01:45 PM

Looking good OZ man.

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 03:14 PM

Nice work. You can see my earlier projects in my projects.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 03:23 PM

looking good

-- Joe, Ga

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 04:40 PM

They’ve only gotten better

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 07:33 PM

Thanks for sharing Larry.

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 07:34 PM

thats a good idea…i have a little stool i made in middle school woodshop…and my daughter uses it every day 27 years later…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 05-16-2009 12:34 AM

Nice to see where it started Larry. I might have to take pics of a small bookshelf i made in shop about 40 years ago. Now it holds CD’s


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#9 posted 05-16-2009 12:51 AM

Thanks Larry for the trip down memory lane.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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