Scrap/Cutting Boards

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Project by Woodhacker posted 2077 days ago 5041 views 29 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas time seems to also be cutting board time, so not to be left out…these are end grain cutting boards made from scraps that have been laying around a while (walnut, cherry, maple). They both come from the same initial glue-up stage. In the second glue-up stage, on one, I offset each successive piece 1/4 inch or so. In the other the pieces were just alternatively switched end-for-end. I kind of like the effect of the staggered one.

Finish is butcher block oil.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 2077 days ago

Super Cool!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 2077 days ago

I get dizzy looking at the first one! Great spin on what has turned out to be the gift of the season!!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#3 posted 2077 days ago

I do like the first one….very good idea. Both look excellent.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#4 posted 2077 days ago

I agree with Petvet… makes one dizzy. Nice.


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#5 posted 2077 days ago

Very creative on the first one. I really like it…. They both turned out very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 2077 days ago

Very well done.
Great design, color and composition.

-- Not my woodworking

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#7 posted 2077 days ago

I am with petvet but very nice none the less

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#8 posted 2077 days ago

WOW! ...I’m not in the habit of copying other peoples designs but that first one I would like to do. Simple but eye catching. Great work.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#9 posted 2077 days ago

These boards are really nice.

-- Rakudrama

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#10 posted 2077 days ago

Awesome boards Martin. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 2077 days ago

how wide was that first board before the cut-up/glue-up? it must have been atleast a couple inches wider eh?

looks great btw.

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#12 posted 2077 days ago

WTG, Martin! Astounding.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 2077 days ago

GOLLY! Those almost look like Indian woven Blankets… out of wood!!

Simply amazing! You sure had a lot of planning, cutting & glueing for parts before you even got o the point of making the Cutting Boards!

Just AWESOME… COOL… best cutting boards I have ever seen!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 2077 days ago

Ding, Ding, Ding – we have a winner!

You could serve stale crackers and spoiled cheese on that first board, and people would only notice the pattern. Nice work.

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-- Ron Central, CA

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