Just a few more boards

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Project by Arcola60 posted 11-23-2014 05:40 PM 995 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone. I just finished these three end grain boards. Some gifts for important people in my life. The woods used are: Black Walnut, Cherry, European Beech, Jarrah, Maple, Osage Orange, Purple Heart, Sycamore, and White Oak. As always they were fun to build. This time I used my new VERITAS Low Angle Bevel Up Smother.
Wow, what a workhorse! It cut down on my sanding time considerably. That was my Christmas present from my wife. She told me I am soo easy to shop for. Since I started cutting all boards to length and height, glueups are much easier to flatten. I stopped using my router sled to flatten the end grain, too much tear out. Which meant more sanding time, which cost more in sandpaper, which wore me out. Finished them with Mineral Oil. The largest board is for a good friend Mark Laiche, owner of Louisiana Woods, LLC. He does traditional 18th century furniture. A true craftsman, and a good man. He has helped me in many ways to enjoy and appreciate what we all do. Thank You Mark! The Black Walnut, and Cherry in his board was given to me by Mark.
The other two boards are for a friend of the family, Miss Irma! What a nice lady, and a great cook. It will get used well. Terry LeBlanc (Blanc) gets one also. He is a coworker that is retiring. He also is a great cook, and makes some of the best Hogs Head Cheese this state has ever eaten.
I will be making more for Christmas, and some other projects as well. Thanks for viewing, comments are always welcome

Ellery Becnel

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 10:31 PM

Your boards are really nice with great color combo’s – thanks for sharing
Sanding is the reason I don’t do cutting boards

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 11:17 PM

Thank you sir. I know exactly what you mean. The sanding is the worst part. But I have cut hours of sanding off from when I made my first board. It went from 13 hours to 6 hours now. Most of it was sanding. I keep trying to improve my techniques.

Ellery Becnel

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#3 posted 11-24-2014 05:21 AM

Nice to know they will be appreciated and put to good use.

Well done.

-- Brad, Texas,

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