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Project by Betsy posted 10-30-2015 02:52 AM 2274 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lots of cutoffs/scraps can really be turned into some nice boards. These are all face grain – and the pile in the bin made more – but you get the idea. Every small cutoff can be used for something. It’s actually pretty fun mixing and matching cutoffs to get something that is pleasing to my eye. These also made 4 chaos type end-grain boards that look pretty good also (IMHO).

And yes the little czar helped, or tried to, until walking on my pile of scraps he got a 2×4 stuck in his paw – after Mom got the splinter out (quite an ordeal) he decided a nap was in order instead.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 10-30-2015 03:00 AM

They look great! My favs are the ones on the right in the last two pics. Wow!

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 04:14 AM

Great use of those scraps Betsy !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 04:34 AM

Thanks for the ideas of how to use up my cutoffs. I’ve got to get around to make a cutting board or three.

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 05:18 AM

Great looking cutting boards, Betsy!

That little guy sure is a cutie!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 09:02 AM

Hi Betsy!

I like them all. Can I ask if you remember what angle you cut the strips on the zig zag board? thank you.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#6 posted 10-30-2015 10:39 AM

The best part of cutoffs is the creativity you get to exhibit in putting them together…oh, and the fact that you can clean out a bin and have something to show for it!
Very nice work, Betsy.

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

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#7 posted 10-30-2015 11:42 AM

Tis the season. Great job.

Naps are always good.

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

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#8 posted 10-30-2015 11:54 AM

thanks everyone.

Uncle Stumpy – the angle for the chevrons I usually use is 60, but I believe I used 50 for this board.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 10-30-2015 01:33 PM

I agree with you, Betsy. These all look really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 10-30-2015 08:23 PM

Very nice work and use of scraps. Like them all but the end grain chaos is exquisite. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 10-30-2015 11:07 PM

Very nice selection : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 10-30-2015 11:11 PM

Thanks everyone.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#13 posted 10-30-2015 11:11 PM

Looks great. Cut offs rock!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#14 posted 10-31-2015 03:08 AM

Nice looking cutting boards.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#15 posted 10-31-2015 07:37 AM

The smartest way to use them all – what else. Nice boards.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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