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Project by joey posted 03-16-2009 01:37 AM 2256 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hate to throw any thing away even 2×4 scraps, so I made a couple of end grain cutting board out of them. this is just one. I think I will finish it with bees wax or walnut oil, I haven’t decided yet.

Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/





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ellen35

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#1 posted 03-16-2009 12:43 PM

I love the movement in the end grain! What an ingenious use for an old 2×4…gives me inspiration!
Thanks for posting it.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 03-16-2009 02:49 PM

Nice job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 03-16-2009 07:10 PM

do the 2×4’s hold up well to use as a cutting board?

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joey

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 02:15 AM

Yes cut offs came from my bench top, Yellow pine is very hard and the one I have been using for the last week is holding up great. I have so,me maple scape that I my make another one for my daughter.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 03-17-2009 04:56 AM

cant wait to see it with a finish…looks good…great idea…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 03-17-2009 06:04 AM

favorite time, I love the movement, can’t wait to see what a finish does to it!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Chris Camp

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 11:33 PM

Well, it looks nice, but how will it taste? I’d be a little worried about the strong pine taste and smell tranfering to whatever you cut on there.

-- I'm always thinking one step ahead, like a carpenter building stairs...

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joey

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 12:06 AM

That cutting board is now over a year old and I use it every day in my own kitchen, others have had concerns with the use of yellow pine as a cutting board, but I have had no problems with it except the day my granddaughter put it in the sink water to soak and we didn’t catch it and it was under water for about 30 minutes and it suffered a 4” split that I still haven’t fixed. I oil it with mineral oil ever once in a while and give a good scrubbing with a 3m pad before hand and then a light sanding. I have never noticed a pine smell or taste and it has held as good as the oak board I made for my daughter at the same time maybe better!
to see it now I just surfaced the bottom of it for a blog I wrote and it show the board as it looks now heres the link
http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/2010/07/surfacing-end-grain-cutting-broards-on.html
Thanks for the comment and don’t be afraid to use yellow pine it works great and looks better as it ages.
Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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