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Small cutting board... made with scraps from cutting boards

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Project by mtkate posted 1745 days ago 1521 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What can I say… I have a hard time chucking any wood at all (how much wood would an mtkate chuck if an mtkate could chuck wood? None! She would be keeping it and trying to figure out how to glue it into something new!). Pieces of hardwood are precious to me, so I can’t throw them into the kindling pile unless they are completely and utterly unusable or dangerous to me to cut.

I took the end pieces left over from my second ever cutting board (maple and purpleheart bits), then sliced them up and assembled them (end grain up) for the middle checkerboard piece. I had a small piece of cherry that I have been wanting to test out, so I cut up some pieces as a surround (not end grain). The board is only 1.2 cm thick (about 1/2”) so it’s extremely light. It will be an xmas present.

Finished with a few soaks of mineral oil, then three layers of a parrafin wax / mineral oil mixture. I finally completed it today after two weeks of on and off finishing.

Cherry is so… cherry. I love it.

I have a little sushi board on the go right now… which is being made with the other scraps (walnut/maple) from that same original board.





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degoose

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#1 posted 1745 days ago

Ah waste knot want knot… I see you have discovered the elusive ’’ Baguette’’ board.
what are you doing with the ‘scraps’ from this project.. lol
Nice work and fabulous use of unused wood.
I also like the symmetry of the thinner accents.

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

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scrappy

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#2 posted 1745 days ago

Great board. Great choice (? left overs) of wood. Nice design. Sometimes its nice to have a smaller board around. They come in very handy.

Great job. Great use of scraps! Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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patron

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#3 posted 1745 days ago

nice board ,
perfect for a ’ quick ’ ,
game of solitary chess ?
and some cheese and crackers .

i suppose we are all destined ,
to make cutting boards ,
for doll houses ? (LOL)

-- 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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mtkate

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#4 posted 1744 days ago

Up here in Quebec, our baguettes are real long… so this board would only satisfy 1/2 the need. I am definitely thinking cheese and crackers. Or maybe checkers with a very unknowing 3 year old…

The scraps from this project are wafer thin…. so I am sacrificing them to the kindling pile. But then again, I could always try marquetry :) And there is still the ring that Scrappy blogged about which I would like to try.

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patron

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#5 posted 1744 days ago

try BAG ing them , and you could
let the 3 year old Et them if he beats you at checkers ?

-- 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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woodchic

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#6 posted 1676 days ago

This is pretty…..........you did a great job on it.

AKA…...........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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Mark Edmondson

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#7 posted 1667 days ago

AND you can play checkers while the bread bakes! Great work!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1667 days ago

Cool great design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#9 posted 1667 days ago

Solitary chess. Great David. Cool looking board. I’ve not made one yet. I was thinking about one for the Yin Yank but It didn’t get done.

Nice to use up all of the scraps.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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