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Walnut End Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by Andrew posted 08-17-2014 07:21 PM 1084 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some 8/4 walnut lying around for a year or two – odd-looking boards with lots of sapwood. I couldn’t think of another use than to highlight the sapwood. Made for some nice boards.

The larger boards are about 12×17 x 1.25”.
Smaller cheese board is about 12×6”.

Handles were cut out on the router table with a straight bit, finish is GF salad bowl finish. First 3 coats were thinned 50%, final coat at full strength.

Thanks for looking.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY





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Joel Shappell

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 07:50 PM

Very nice. What did you finish it with?

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ashe

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#2 posted 08-17-2014 08:27 PM

Hey Andrew,thats real nice i love the finish on it!how did you put your makers mark on it?is it branded or stamped with ink?

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Andrew

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 08:58 PM

Joel – finished with GF Salad Bowl Finish.

ashe – Thanks for the nice words. I used an electric branding iron (purchased from http://www.brand-first.com).

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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ashe

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#4 posted 08-17-2014 09:30 PM

Thanks for the reply!that finish is so shiny it looks like laquer!

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Mip

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 07:10 AM

Good job with lining up the grain, makes for a unique board. I just finished up one for my nephew, one of those tumbling block 3d kind, and building these things can be addictive. I’m planning the next as I write this. Good job.

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 05:05 PM

These look great. How do you thin the salad bowl finish in a food-safe way?

-- Allen, Colorado

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Andrew

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#7 posted 08-18-2014 05:09 PM

Tanks, bobasaurus.

I think it with Mineral Spirits. The solvent is only a carrier for the varnish, and it evaporates as the finish cures. In my opinion, once cured, it’s food safe.

If you read the MSDS for GF Salad Bowl Finish, you’ll see that it already contains about 50% mineral spirits:
http://generalfinishes.com/sites/default/files/file_downloads/MSDS-GF-Salad-Toy-Makers-Clear-2-4-09.pdf

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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bobasaurus

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#8 posted 08-18-2014 07:39 PM

That’s interesting Andrew. I wonder how long it takes for the mineral spirits to fully evaporate. I’ll have to look into this, thanks.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#9 posted 08-18-2014 07:49 PM

Great job with the sequential patterns.

-- --Dale Page

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