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Big Block end-grain cutting board - cherry, flamed box elder, maple

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Project by JoeinDE posted 05-22-2017 03:37 PM 2963 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The is a fairly standard (at least for me) big block cutting board made from 3” turning stock (except for the maple). The customer hand selected the flamed box elder pieces and was very involved in the design process. The final board is 1.125” thick, 19” long and 13.25” wide. I love the way that the flaming pops on the end grain once the mineral oil is applied. The final two pictures in the series were taken after the second application of cut mineral oil (cut with mineral spirits) hence the sheen.

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oldrivers

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#1 posted 05-22-2017 04:08 PM

Very nice board / work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 05-22-2017 06:23 PM

Incredibly beautiful wood grain.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-22-2017 08:20 PM

This is a very nice cutting board. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 05-22-2017 08:25 PM

Wow, that is really pretty

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 05-22-2017 08:26 PM

Really like that design. Never thought of using flame box elder for that. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Philzoel

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#6 posted 05-22-2017 11:50 PM

Great work. 1 1/8”. Is a great weight and size for a board. All of mines up in that thickness..

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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JoeinDE

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#7 posted 05-23-2017 02:09 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments! I gave it to my customer today and he really likes it.

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JMsWoodCreations

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wiser1934

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#8 posted 05-23-2017 03:40 AM

joe, that board is a work of art. i am jealous lol gives me some needed inspiration thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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#9 posted 05-23-2017 03:56 AM

That’s a great use of the box elder for really making the design pop.

-- Dale

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#10 posted 05-23-2017 12:43 PM

Hey Joe, Love the woods you used on your board. I’m curious, does the red stay that bright on the Box Elder? I’ve often thought about using it.
Nice job!

-- Jerry - Ohio

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JoeinDE

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#11 posted 05-23-2017 05:29 PM

Jerry – I can’t say since I’ve only used it for items I’ve made for customers. The customer who wanted this board is a co-worker who really loves the wood. I made a bowl for him from flamed box elder two years ago and the red color has not faded at all.


Hey Joe, Love the woods you used on your board. I m curious, does the red stay that bright on the Box Elder? I ve often thought about using it.
Nice job!

- Jerry Spencer


-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JMsWoodCreations

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#12 posted 10-14-2017 01:35 AM

I sure like the boards you’ve made Joe. I’ve become interested in the end grain style and have started my first. Now I watch all the new postings for ideas and information on them.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#13 posted 11-28-2017 03:51 PM

the problem I see with this board is that I wouldn’t want to actually use it – it’s too pretty.. ;)

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JoeinDE

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#14 posted 11-28-2017 08:22 PM



I sure like the boards you ve made Joe. I ve become interested in the end grain style and have started my first. Now I watch all the new postings for ideas and information on them.

- John


Good luck with that board. I just saw your comment, so hopefully you are done with the board and it went well!

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JMsWoodCreations

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