End Grain Walnut in Curly Hard Maple

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Project by poroskywood posted 1732 days ago 2707 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ’s, I’ve been making a lot of the same stuff lately in the shop mostly cutting boards and Lazy Susan’s err.. Larry’s err.. Lisa’s well you know. If I posted them all you’d hate me but I just had to share this one with you. End Grain Walnut I incorporated the sapwood as a little experiment in the initial plank glue up I paid attention as to how I was matching up the sap and trying to visualize the pattern of it running in and out. Anyway the result was a success (I think) and so I framed the whole thing in my best Curly Hard Maple. For some reason this was hard to photograph. It’s 16” x 20” x 1 1/2” thick. Thanks for looking.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#1 posted 1732 days ago

very well done

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 1732 days ago

Wow wow wow That’s drop dead gorgeous great job Scott

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#3 posted 1732 days ago

Nice grain orientation, the frame adds an attractive quality to an already beautiful cutting board.

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#4 posted 1732 days ago

Way to go Scotty !! Beautiful combination : )

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

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#5 posted 1732 days ago

Nice board!!! Interesting idea to use the sap wood to your advantage.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 1732 days ago

Great eye for complimenting the woods and grain flows… very eloquent. Too nice to be used.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 1732 days ago

Holy Cow. What a terrific looking board. I have got to try some of this end grain stuff myself. I guess I need to really start looking at the wood and try to visualize it more than I do. This one is terrific.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1732 days ago

Thanks, Yeah Rob, in person the board is off the scale OMG I was excited to post it and let down in the translation from real life to the web.

dustyal: Now you sound just like the last 100 potential customers to which I reply “The beauty part of this board is you can cut on one side and display the other. Which makes this a versatile kitchen tool and the centerpiece for your kitchen counter top.”

I think I may try a Ambrosia Maple End Grain next just for giggles.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#9 posted 1732 days ago

You dun Good Youngun.

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

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#10 posted 1732 days ago

That is a beautiful cutting board! Great job with the layout!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#11 posted 1732 days ago

Very nice work, I love the look of curly maple, always have and the walnut endgrain looks great with it.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#12 posted 1732 days ago

Just beautiful !!!! Absolutely perfect wood combination! Very classy !
( Don’t know who would actually cut on it thought ! ) lol

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 1732 days ago

Nice looking board you have created there… Good use of contrasting woods and I like the symetry you created in the dark wood… Very well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 1732 days ago

How big are the pieces of end grain that you cut and how thick is this cutting board? I have never done one like this but I must try.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 1732 days ago

Just beautiful!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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