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My first Cutting boards

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Project by doubleDD posted 07-27-2017 08:32 PM 1120 views 5 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The daughter of one of my friends is getting married next week and I ask him what kind of bowls could I make her. He asked me if I could make her a cutting board instead. Sure, no problem. Being my first I wanted something nice but soon found out there is no end to what you can do with these. I almost got a headache from thinking to much about it.
Anyway I just started with some arrows and added a few straight boards and came up with the striped one. It is 12’’ x 17’’, 1’’ thick, purple heart, honey locust, maple and walnut, all side grain.The second one is a end grain maple board with a strip of bamboo and purple heart on the sides. 12’’ x 16’’ x 1 1/2’’ thick. This one will be for my sis-in law’s birthday Saturday. I told her in fun she doesn’t deserve one since she doesn’t want to cook anymore, so this will be a surprise. I also made each one a grease pot and filled it with more finish.
Finished with mineral oil and beeswax. The beeswax is from my neighbors bee farm. Farm fresh.
I think I’m hooked on making a few more.

Thanks for looking.

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





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 08:37 PM

Dave, I like them both but the one with the arrows is stunning.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 08:37 PM

There is no end to what you can do with cutting boards. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 08:38 PM

Super Nice craftsmanship! They’ll make great bakery items and slice beautiful roast and hams by use of them.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#4 posted 07-27-2017 08:57 PM

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#5 posted 07-27-2017 09:28 PM

Dave, you did well mate. Very nice gift.

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

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#6 posted 07-27-2017 10:10 PM

Nice Work Dave! Looks like your expending your horizons in woodworking! Both boards are nice, the arrow cutting board would be my favorite! Don’t forget to include a bottle of Butcher Block Conditioner to your gift. Looking forward to seeing more of these from you!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 07-27-2017 10:14 PM

Nice boards, Dave. you earned you stripes on those!!!!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-27-2017 10:32 PM

Really beautiful, great design.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 07-27-2017 11:39 PM

Thanks Lee. My wife used the word stunning also. I told her she should look at some of the ones posted around here.

Agree Monte. There is no end to what design you can make. Just need a imagination and some time.

Thanks Russell. I guess I never thought of how much we use one of these.

Thanks Rick.

Tony, I can’t wait to see there expressions when they receive them.

Thanks Tony. The striped one was the sneak peak pic I sent you last week. I did make each one a grease pot and added some finish. Maybe they won’t use them and just hang them on the wall. I am already getting some lumber ready to make one for us.

Thanks Jim. The stripe one is getting a lot of praise around here.

Thanks Jerry. This was a good break from the normal for me. I feel like I’m hooked and want to make a lot more.

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

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John

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#10 posted 07-28-2017 12:10 AM

Hey Dave, I like them both, but I like end grain more for some reason. I hope when I get around to making some boards I can do as well as you have!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 07-28-2017 12:25 AM

Very COOL cutting boards…

I like the Rib Section down the middle… COOL… Nice idea! ... Nice touch!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 07-28-2017 12:33 AM

Thanks John. I have a few bowls seasoning a bit more before putting on a finish and these boards were just the thing to spend some time on.

Joe, I like that description, rib section. Never thought of it that way.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 07-28-2017 12:36 AM



Thanks John. I have a few bowls seasoning a bit more before putting on a finish and these boards were just the thing to spend some time on.

Joe, I like that description, rib section. Never thought of it that way.

- doubleDD

Yes, like the backbone of a Fish… Turkey… chicken… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 07-28-2017 12:50 AM

Dave, Nice work!!! The timber selection is beautiful…..The boards certainly look solid and strong!!! Very clever how you have added the stripes. Great Project!!!!

Regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 07-28-2017 12:51 AM

Haha, that’s thinking Joe. I cleaned a lot of fish, I should of known.

Thanks Cliff. As you have seen from other postings on here, there is no end in design for these.

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

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