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Project by Don Broussard posted 04-19-2015 12:58 PM 1433 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this end grain cutting board to donate to a Water For People event coming up next week in Hot Springs, AR. Walnut, cherry and soft maple (my lumber dealer was out of hard maple). I did have some burning on the cherry but it sanded out without too much trouble. Finish is three applications of mineral oil. Overall dimensions are 12” x 15” x 1-½ thick. I put a chamfer on the bottom edges instead of doing finger holds, like my LJ buddy JL7 did on a board he posted recently.

BTW, it’s not an optical illusion that the pieces look “curvy”. I’m still having some issues with shifting during glue up.

BTW Part Deux, I will probably hit y’all up again for donations for the Water For People event in October . . .

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-19-2015 02:13 PM

Great job for a good cause.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 02:16 PM

Wow, Don, that’s a ton of work!
22 starting boards? My eyes are crossed!
Came out great, BTW!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 04-19-2015 02:33 PM

Great job Don! And a great cause too as Monte said. Have you acquired the drum sander yet??

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 04-19-2015 04:31 PM

Another nice board, Don! Should bring in a good sum. Thanks for sharing and for all you do with Water for People.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 04-19-2015 11:21 PM

Good cause….
Great board….
An even better man!!! Kudos, to you.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 04-19-2015 11:56 PM

Wow. Great looking board.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 04-20-2015 01:17 AM

Thanks for the nice comments, guys and gals!

Terry—I didn’t actually count the strips, but 22 sounds about right.

Jeff—No drum sander or belt sander yet. I’m still using Nannette’s first cousin’s big belt sander. She did hint a few days ago that I should just get one and quit imposing on her cousin. Maybe after the rehab house is done and we’re moved in, I’ll look into a sander of my own.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#8 posted 04-20-2015 01:59 AM

Great job Don. It looks great from here.
I use soft maple. It’s fine.
The last soft maple I got was red maple which has a hardness about the same as walnut.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 04-20-2015 12:06 PM

great color choices..

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