End Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by ProbablyLost posted 12-07-2009 04:31 AM 2914 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More cutting boards….... I know these are not much different than the other boards that have been posted but here they are. A kitchen store in Austin purchased 5 of the 6 boards in this batch. I probably could have sold them for a little more, but I am hoping they will order some smaller ones. I don’t really want to be in the business of making boards, but it is easier to make at least 3 boards than it is to make one. (The 6th one was for me) They are made out of Maple, Walnut and Purpleheart. They measure 12 3/4” x 19 3/4” x 1 7/8” and weigh 11 pounds.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 05:01 AM

Those are pretty neat…. just so you know, if I’m up all night trying to figure out your glue up sequence, I’m gonna blame you! ;-)

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 05:09 AM

Good job. These boards are very time consuming to make but the pay off in the end is worth it. These are also very large and I can see it was challenging to keep the runs from slipping during glue up. I’ve said if I were to attempt these again I would shoot a pin nail in the center of each one as I glued them to help keep them from slipping after clamping.

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

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 05:34 AM

nice job chris, i like the weave pattern

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 01:12 PM

11 pounds! would that be a 2 granny lift? LOL

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#5 posted 12-07-2009 06:31 PM

They Look really nice Chris, Congrats on the sale. I call selling the first items you sell to a retailer the Mcdonalds theory you start with a low price and increase it a little at a time .Remember Mcdonalds 15 cent burgers?

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#6 posted 12-07-2009 06:54 PM

I like the pattern keep up the good work.

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

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 07:49 PM

very nice work

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 08:58 PM

Very nice job and congrats on the store sale : )

Hey , Jim , I remember those 15 cent burgers !! LOL

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

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#9 posted 12-07-2009 10:41 PM

Nice design. And I think you are right… it would be easier to make them in larger batches rather than one at a time.

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#10 posted 12-11-2009 09:02 PM

nice boards lots of glue. I have sat and stared at it on and of for a day trying to figure your layout.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#11 posted 12-11-2009 09:08 PM

Very Nice looking boards!!!!

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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#12 posted 02-01-2010 10:14 PM

How cool! Great job!

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