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64 posts in 1815 days


#1 posted 1815 days ago

I am pretty new to woodworking. I took a class in high school and have made a few basic projects as Christmas presents. I was going to make a few cutting boards this year for my mother and mother-in-law. I have a few questions. 1. What are good woods to use? 2. How big? 3. Is salad bowl finish a good finish to use. Thanks, Chris

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#2 posted 1815 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1815 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 1815 days ago

Hello Chris,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

Chris, as far as your questions go they will get read by more members if you post them as a blog or forum topic. Here is a link to a video produced by Marc Spagnolo on making an end grain cutting board. It has been copied here many times. As far as woods are concerned about the only ones to avoid are open grain woods like oak. Woods like cherry, walnut, purple heart and maple make excellent cutters. The size is completely a matter of personal choice. Salad bowl finish is a good finish for cutters. Another finish that can be used is mineral oil.

If you would like to see a sampling of very imaginative cutting boards look at the projects posted by Degoose. I would have to say he is the unofficial cutting board king among the members here. Currently he is working on completing 150 cutting boards by the end of September.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 1815 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#6 posted 1815 days ago

Thanks to everyone already!!! I’m also making Norm’s Easel and Rocking Horse this Christmas. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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#7 posted 1815 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1814 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 1814 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 1814 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 1813 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s…the best site to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#12 posted 1811 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1810 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1810 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Lots of friends with lots of talent!

I look forward to your projects and posts.

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

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#15 posted 1454 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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