End grain chopping board

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Project by jaspr posted 09-26-2007 10:04 AM 2520 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at an end grain chopping board.
I discovered some old hardwood roofing battens in a frewood store at our local scout hall. I promptly replaced them with some split firewood.
I like making things from nothing.

-- Claire

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#1 posted 09-26-2007 10:42 AM

Nice chopping board Claire. I think that what makes it even more special is the fact that it was rescued from a pile of firewood and will live to serve another day. Enjoy using it.

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

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#2 posted 09-26-2007 10:53 AM

Nice one Claire!

I love that color, I’m not a huge fan of the classic checkered light’n’dark cutting boards and this is just perfect. The color of the classic long-grain boards with the strength of the end-grain ones.

I’m also always trying to recycle things. Sometimes, not only the beauty, but the project itself is in the eye of the beholder. And what, for some may just be firewood, for others might be a future small box or a chopping board…

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#3 posted 09-26-2007 12:52 PM

this has a lot of character. I really like it.

Firewood.. hmph .. what are people thinking!!! :)

Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 09-26-2007 02:24 PM

Really nice pattern!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 09-26-2007 02:50 PM

Nice job! Looks like it ought to last many years.

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

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#6 posted 09-26-2007 03:37 PM

I like the subtle contrast. 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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#7 posted 09-26-2007 04:57 PM

A nice looking cutting board. The checkering came out well done, not overstated but just right.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 09-26-2007 08:18 PM

Nice board. You would all want to shoot me if you saw my firewood pile <laugh> cherry, hard maple, poplar, etc.. a local guy dropped off log lengths a few weeks back, there are only so many logs I can cut and dry. I would need a barn to store it all in.

BTUs baby! give me the BTUs :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#9 posted 09-27-2007 09:44 AM

Thanks everyone.

I’m afraid I’m one of those people who can’t throw wood out. I have an offcuts roller bin for anything over a half metre. Then there’s the scrap bin for little bits that might be handy for jigs or things. Then, only if its very small or very ratty it goes in the box next to my wood heater in the workshop.

I like using other people’s throw aways. It does add another level of pleasure to the finished product.

-- Claire

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