End grain cutting boards for Christmas

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 11-29-2009 02:43 AM 2748 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks goes out to dewoodwork for his blog

I followed the blog and produced 7 of these cutting boards for Christmas presents this year. The first four pics show some of the finished boards and the last two are some random shots during the sawing, gluing, planing, sawing, gluing, planing, repeat, process. I created the pattern in MS Paint. The wood is Birch, Walnut, Bloodwood, and Ipe. They are finished with mineral oil. I found it was easier to glue up the whole board at one time rather than 5 or 6 pieces at a time as dewoodwork did, I just did the glue up on a piece of melamine, I was able to line every thing up and still keep everything flat. After everything was clamped I just cleaned off the melamine before the glue dried. If anyone is interested I can post that process to clarify. Now I have alot of cleaning up to do, making these produces a ton of chips and dust.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 11-29-2009 04:56 AM

Very nice,
I have that blog saved, haven’t tried it yet….
Yours came out all looking great.
It will definitely be a Merry Christmas : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 04:57 AM

These look great! I just got in from the shop after sawing, planing and gluing. I’m using up scraps so a bit more of a random pattern. Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-29-2009 05:01 AM

Makes me want to cook. Nice job.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 05:02 AM

Nice work, looks great. Hard to think you will cut on them.

-- SeeWhatISaw

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#5 posted 11-29-2009 08:05 AM

Great job. Nice pattern. Nice to see someone following a “How To” post from another LJ. It means we really do apreciate the info posted by others.

Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 11-29-2009 08:22 AM

Wonderful boards beautiful. good work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 11-29-2009 08:42 AM

Very cool boards! They should last a couple of lifetimes.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Tim Dahn

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#8 posted 11-29-2009 01:05 PM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

Scrappy, It sure is nice to have a place like Lumberjock’s to see the how to information and also draw inspiration from all the great projects. As far as cutting on them, (funny, my wife said the same thing) whenever the board gets worn, a quick pass on the planer with a fresh coat of mineral oil and it will be good as new.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#9 posted 11-29-2009 03:37 PM

I like these cutting boarrds

-- Tim in N. Alabama

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#10 posted 11-29-2009 09:16 PM

Great job done in these cutting boards, presentation is really good.

-- Kenscraft, Caboolture q.l.d....

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#11 posted 11-29-2009 10:19 PM

Great presents Timbo.

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

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#12 posted 11-29-2009 10:37 PM

Can I be on your list of people that receive a gift. Well done and keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#13 posted 11-30-2009 11:30 AM

Sure you can be on my list, I would be honored, and great chairs, keep it up as they look really great.

-- Kenscraft, Caboolture q.l.d....

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#14 posted 12-09-2009 07:10 AM

Awesome job Tim, Your patterns are very appealing. Thanks for the honorable mention and I’m pleased that folks like yourself are making good use of the tutorial.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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Tim Dahn

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#15 posted 12-09-2009 04:20 PM

Thank you Dewayne, your blog was great and easy to follow along.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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