Cherry Lumber #2: 1st project with my cherry lumber (just a small cutting board)

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 04-09-2012 06:46 PM 7217 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the 2nd endgrain cutting board I have made. It is a small board made with Cherry and Birch, Still needs more sanding, a round over on all the edges and mineral oil. Hopefully I’ll get to some of that tomorrow. I also have another one started that is a little bit bigger.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 07:29 PM

Hey, Kevin, your cutting board is really great. I’d be proud if I made it.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 08:02 PM

It will be interesting to see how the different woods react to the mineral oil. Personally, I’d like to see a little contrast. So how do you like working with cherry?

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 09:30 PM

Looks great! I like the monochrome end grain boards myself. I think you’ll find cherry is one of the nicer woods to work.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 10:47 PM

Thanks for the comments. I do like working with cherry, this isn’t actually my 1st time working with cherry, just my 1st project from a big load of cherry that I got a pretty good deal on. The cherry in the cutting board should darken once the mineral oil goes on, The birch shouldn’t darken as much. This is the 1st time I have worked with birch. Cherry is a very nice hardwood to work with, and I found birch to be easy to work as well. But I’ll have more expirience with both soon, as I’m going to be started some bigger projects with both woods.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 11:25 PM

Nice cutting board Kevin.

-- Rodman

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 05:21 AM

Hey that’s nice! I think you will see some nice contrasting colors when the cherry darkens up with the mineral oil. Can’t wait to see the completed board!

-- If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

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