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Project by jayjay posted 07-19-2010 11:03 PM 3272 views 9 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I was cleaning up the shop a bit, and noticed a piece of walnut that was needing some attention. I decided to go ahead and make an endgrain board out of it. It’s nothing fancy, but adds a nice touch to the kitchen counter.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM





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RexMcKinnon

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 11:12 PM

Hard to believe that is just one piece of wood. It has some very nice grain.

Nice board.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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John Steffen

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#2 posted 07-19-2010 11:14 PM

You did a great job with the grain pattern! The color reminds me of dark chocolate. Love it.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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CampD

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#3 posted 07-19-2010 11:29 PM

Mhmmm Chocolate!!!!
looks great

-- Doug...

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patron

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#4 posted 07-19-2010 11:47 PM

i’ll say it looks nice !

very elegant too .
it sure beats the white plastic one i use ,

mine just looks dirty .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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brunob

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#5 posted 07-19-2010 11:56 PM

Walnut is one of my favorites. Very Nice!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 07-20-2010 12:28 AM

Kewl grain pattern nice job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 07-20-2010 01:25 AM

Excellent job. I like it…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Jonathan

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#8 posted 07-20-2010 01:29 AM

Jason,

Nice job orienting the grain to make that pattern.

Hope it serves you well for a long time to come.

Which route to you choose to finish it?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 07-20-2010 01:37 AM

Fantastic grain patterns,,,It almost looks like a painting to me : ) Great project !!

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

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SPalm

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#10 posted 07-20-2010 01:43 AM

Very nice. Walnut endgrain can be just beautiful. You have done a great job with this.
I just want to touch it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jayjay

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#11 posted 07-20-2010 02:13 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I really didn’t know what to expect, as far as the grain pattern goes. As I was laying out the pieces, I could kind of see what the pattern might be, but until it’s all planed down and finished, that’s the real moment of truth. I was quite pleased with the grain orientation on this. As for the finish, I just used some of the butcher block oil that HD sells. It’s a mixture of mineral oil and bees wax.

Jason

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 07-20-2010 02:21 AM

I forgot to ask the dimensions ?

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

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jayjay

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#13 posted 07-20-2010 02:25 AM

After all the final trimming, it ended up 11” x 17” and 1-1/2 thick. I would have liked a slightly bigger board, but with the limited stock I had to work with, that’s about all I could get out of it.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 07-20-2010 02:30 AM

That’s a great size board for the countertop : ) I made a “big” one once , and it ended up being a waste of space and we used smaller boards on top of it because they were easier to clean after using them : )

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

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jack1

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#15 posted 07-20-2010 02:40 AM

If you poured chocolate on it, you’d have a walnetto board. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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