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Well the Larry bug has gotten me too (Degoose). This is my first attempt at an end grain bread board. It is a bit on the small side because that was the extent of my clamps. Expect bigger if maybe not better things in the future as I have just invested in 3 Bessy 600mm clamps.
I have no idea what the woods are, but they came up very nice. Even SWMBO has commented and even said they will make great gifts. I will have to hit her up for some more tools. Must haves of course. Cannot build good bread boards without them. Don’t like my chances, I think she maybe onto that one.

I used Orange Oil to finish it. It was the only finishing oil in Bunnings that could be used on Bread Boards. A bit expensive ($27 Australian) but I was keen to get the first one done. (Note: Bunnings is the Australian version of Home Depot)

Will get working on number two this weekend. I have already promised it to Anna.

Cheers
Doug

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour





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grizzman

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#1 posted 1827 days ago

nice board…..but as larry would say…now do something hard…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#2 posted 1827 days ago

great start ,
and yes ,
the more clamps,
the merrier !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1827 days ago

Looking good, Larry Jr :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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dustbunny

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#4 posted 1827 days ago

Love the block pattern, and the colors !!
Great beginnings lead to future stardom LOL
More please…..

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Innovator

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#5 posted 1827 days ago

Nice work Doug. The pattern really stands out.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Paul

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#6 posted 1827 days ago

You simply cannnot have too many clamps or too much money.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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degoose

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#7 posted 1827 days ago

Doug one small critique.. you can’t learn if there is no criticism of your work..might I suggest you roll each slice the same way to maintain grain pattern continuity, otherwise nice first attemp.. you would really not like to see the first attempt I made of an endgrain,

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 1827 days ago

It really frightens me the influence that Larry has on this place (HI Larry)

That said—-Nice work Doug

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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mtkate

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#9 posted 1827 days ago

Welcome to the end grain butcher board club!!!

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degoose

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#10 posted 1826 days ago

Hello Kent.. king of the Bubinga.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 1826 days ago

Very nice looking board. Love the wood combo

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1826 days ago

Looks super Doug

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Woodfix

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#13 posted 1826 days ago

Good point about the grain direction Larry, I will watch that next time. Coming Soon…ish.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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woodcrafter47

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#14 posted 1708 days ago

Yep , nice looking cutting board, like the different pattern , watched a video of the woodwhisper and he showed how to do that.

-- In His service ,Richard

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KnotCurser

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#15 posted 1693 days ago

I know this may be a little late, but here’s a suggestion for you on something to use other than those expensive butcher block oils. Go to your local pharmacy and look around in the area where diuretics are sold for plain old Mineral Oil. It’s usually really cheap – just make sure you do NOT buy baby oil (which has extra ingredients added that are not good to eat). Mineral oil is one of the best conditioners for boards I have found. Locally I can get a pint of the stuff from CVS for around 4 dollars. Take a look at the following website – strange site, but very informative on this subject: http://ourmothersdaughters.blogspot.com/2008/11/how-i-got-butcher-block.html

Hope this helps out! Great board BTW!!!!

Bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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