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Project by Steve Kreins posted 09-30-2014 03:32 AM 1381 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s nice to be back in the shop. If you remember my first attempt at an end-graing cutting board was a disaster. This one came out a bit shorter than I calculated, but my wife loves it! I used purple heart, yellow heart, maple and walnut. It’s solid as a rock.

The last picture is of the 8/4 black walnut and 8/4 norther white maple I bought today locally at Dakota Hardwoods in Waco. I get a lot more bang for my buck and they treated me like I was the biggest contractor even though I was only buying 2 pieces. I paid for 8/4×6” x 8’, but they gave me 8/4×8.5” x 10’. Now that’s a good deal.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!





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PhilBello

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 12:34 PM

That’s a great looking Board Steve, I don’t think I would have the patience to go into production with that design! I seem to remember you saying you were going to make them to sell, if so, it may be worth having a word with the Yard Boss, and see if they will save you the offcuts they can’t otherwise sell, you get them cheaper still, and they get money for something they would otherwise disguard.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 12:56 PM

Looking good Steve, welcome to the end grain club.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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ScottM

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#3 posted 09-30-2014 02:33 PM

Looks better than my first attempt!

I just finished my first one last weekend. It looks great, but it’s now developing a nice warp. It bows down so it rocks right to left. I’m not happy. I’m thinking about maybe cutting it in thirds along a wood switch, then joint each mating face, and then glue it back together to try and flatten it. I have it clamped down to my bench now to see if that does anything….

Sorry for the rant but how good yours turned out got me thinking. Nice job.

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PhilBello

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 02:37 PM

ScottM, I had a similar problem with mine a while ago, I simply turned them over a couple of times as they warped, and now they are fine

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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ScottM

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 03:02 PM

Well mine won’t work like that. I put finger cut outs on the bottom and also added some screw in rubber feet to keep it from sliding on the counter. I put three sets hoping that the center set would allow it to settle some but no luck with that. It sits fine on just the outer sets but I’m worried that it will warp more in the middle if there’s no support.

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Picken5

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#6 posted 09-30-2014 04:43 PM

It looks like you’ve done a fantastic job, Steve. I really like the “staggered” design. Great wood selection — I’m real fond of all your choices.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#7 posted 09-30-2014 07:06 PM

Nice job. Since the wife is happy, I know you did well!

Welcome to the club!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#8 posted 10-01-2014 12:33 AM

Looks great Steve! The wood colors work well together.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#9 posted 10-01-2014 01:04 AM

Very nice board! I still haven’t made one so you are way ahead of me.

Good score on the walnut and maple. And you’ll be going back for more soon!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 10-04-2014 11:36 PM

A super nice lookin board Steve. Glad you’re back at it. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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