First Cutting Board

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Project by djc4990 posted 04-25-2014 01:50 PM 1314 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first attempt at an end grain cutting board. The pattern was supposed to be a weave pattern but one of my pieces of maple came out almost gray which created a design i hadnt planned on. The center piece is the “no-no” wood for cutting boards (red oak). Lots and lots of sanding later this came out! Very pleased for my first time! It is 1” thick and has a 1/4” round over on all sides. I put nylon bumpers on the underside to stop it from sliding around.

-- Every bad idea is born in moms garage.

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 05:11 PM

interesting design, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 05:49 PM

Very nice job…. Did you use stainless steel for the screws?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 11:48 PM

1443 days ago I posted a piece with this design.. I liked mine & I like yours.

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#4 posted 04-26-2014 10:48 AM

I would call this a parquet design.

Well done,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 04-26-2014 02:04 PM

Howdy DJC,

I like it. I don’t see wrong with the maple coloration. Well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 04-26-2014 05:49 PM

Very nicely done! I just finished another end grain board. I will be posting it soon. I finally built a V-Drum sander.
It really cuts down on the sanding. A good friend came over with some pecky cypress that he needed sanded. It was a fleur-de-lis mounted to a piece of 1/8” plywood. One piece was slightly proud when he did his glue up. A few passes on some 320 grit, slick results. Thanks for posting.

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