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Project by Greg Mitchell posted 08-15-2007 03:42 AM 2620 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This came out of one of the woodworking magazines. I’ve been making a lot of end grain cutting boards lately for people, and needed something fun to build. The body is QD white oak, and the top is white oak that was painted a burnt amber color. The insert is made out of zebra wood, and the whole think was finished with a oil blend. The cord and socket came from Home Depot. It has a 7 watt bulb which give off a nice glow at night.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#1 posted 08-15-2007 04:02 AM

That is great. It is simple yet refined. Great wood choice. Beautiful finish.

-- Dale, Pittsburgh PA -

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#2 posted 08-15-2007 04:07 AM

Beautiful! I love your wood choices, they go well together. How did you cut the square holes? Drill then chisel? Thanks

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#3 posted 08-15-2007 04:13 AM

Greg, Very pretty! I love that quarter sawn oak!

These are beautiful and would make great gifts.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 08-15-2007 07:47 AM


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#5 posted 08-15-2007 08:42 AM

Very nice – would like to see a photo with the light on, if you can.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 08-15-2007 12:10 PM

very nice. Do these have a specific room waiting for them or was it simply to change from cutting boards?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 08-15-2007 03:38 PM

Very unique, great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#8 posted 08-16-2007 05:07 AM

Each side is cut into three pieces. I used a dado blade to cut the square hole. Then glued the three pieces back together. Bill I’ll take a picture with the light on when I get back home. Thanks for the comments.Thanks again!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#9 posted 08-18-2007 06:45 PM

Man, I really like that Greg. Nice job.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 08-19-2008 05:43 AM

this is a great project …It looks awesome for sure …any pics with it lit up ? Are the plans available in .pdf form or do you need to buy the mag to get them ?

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#11 posted 08-20-2008 01:00 AM

A solid job Greg.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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