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End grain cutting boards (with special mistakes)

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Project by Lloyd Davies posted 1753 days ago 2591 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just had to get in on the act and make a few of these for gifts. It was not as easy as I thought it would be. The first one I made (which has seen a month of use now and is the faded one in the top left of the first picture) is lacking a bit of glue because I took so long with the glue up and glued it up on its side. The next one I did the final glue up by stacking them on top of each other but this made it hard to align. Anyway here they are. They are all maple and purpleheart finished with Watco butcher block oil & finish. There’s a special prize to the person that can spot the mistake I made on two of them that I made together (hint: see pictures 4 and 5)

Next project will be some endgrain tumbling block butcher block boards. I bought a bevel box to help me with that one. Another project; another tool.

-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com





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ChunkyC

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#1 posted 1753 days ago

Looks like you wiggled when you should have waggled.

Nice job. Looks great.

Chunk

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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patron

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#2 posted 1753 days ago

picture 5 ,
secomd row from right second dark piece ,

grain is facing wrong way .

is the board my prize ?

-- 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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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1753 days ago

They all look great to me.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#4 posted 1753 days ago

Hi Lloyd.. I see that you glued up 1,2,4,5,3,6,7,8 and I see nothing wrong with that..
Have fun with the E G T B B B B !!!

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

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dustbunny

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#5 posted 1753 days ago

Larry you’re good ! I thought the edge blocks looked a bit out of sorts, but couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
So see Lloyd it’s not noticeable, except to Larry. If you don’t tell, no one but us will know.
You did a GREAT job on these boards : )

Lisa

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

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Bradford

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#6 posted 1752 days ago

I saw it after studying the pic for about 10 mins. Hard to find, but wasn’t noticeable until you said something. Be proud of it. That one just has a little signature touch.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Sam_Fox

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#7 posted 1752 days ago

Wow, they look good…. I can’t spot the ‘mistake’. I think I might try some cutting boards for christmas this year…

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Mark Miller

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#8 posted 1752 days ago

Hi Loyd BEAUTIFUL great work a inspiration to everyone I am sure! Mark

-- www.markscreativeturnings.ca

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scottishrose

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#9 posted 1752 days ago

I think these kinds of butcher blocks, are like quilts. Made to be practical but add beauty to our daily lives. I believe it is the Amish who intentionally sew in a mistake in each quilt to point out that no one is perfect except God. Maybe you are following in that long tradition with your cutting boards, or could say you are.:-)

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pinocchio

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#10 posted 1750 days ago

Wow man. Truly awesome. You sure have some talent. To die for. Wish I was on your gift list!!

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lazyoakfarm

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#11 posted 669 days ago

Its called character. My dad hated machine cut dovetail joints, no character he would say.
By the way, I could not see the mistake.

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