|Project by Don Broussard||posted 10-29-2014 06:42 PM||2215 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
I made a couple of end grain cutting boards in the last few weeks and am just getting around to posting them. Both are made of red oak and walnut, simply because it’s what I had on hand, and were finished with several coats of mineral oil. I know that red oak isn’t the best species to use for EGCBs due to the open grain.
1) I’ve watched the Mad Russian make those wavy boards on youtube and thought I’d give it a try. This one is only wavy in one dimension—one step at a time, boys. Strips were cut in 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” to create the wave. I gave it to a fellow LJ’s wife.
2) The second EGCB was made for the Water For People silent auction a couple of weeks ago. I really like the last picture in the way that the end grain looks like Chex Mix.I should have added one strip to the right end of that board for symmetry. Maybe next time, I’ll think ahead.
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