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Project by ILpodder posted 12-21-2017 05:41 PM 1439 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished with a few days to spare. I created these end grain cutting boards as gifts this Christmas. I needed quite a few and was glad that I was able to finish them all before the big day.
Basically three woods were used: cherry, maple and walnut. The majority of the boards were made from 3/4 stock. I did make two of the boards using maple, walnut and some Brazilian cherry that was left over from some stair treads that were installed in my son’s home. For these I used 5/4 stock. He will get one of those boards because of that connection. I finished each board w/ two coats of food grade mineral oil and topped that w/ an application of Clark’s Cutting Board Finish.

-- Marv, Illinois - "All those who wander are not lost" J.R.R.Tolkien





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 12-21-2017 08:16 PM

WOW – I’m guessing you buy your glue by the gallon

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-21-2017 08:22 PM

Looks wonderful. I just retired and plan on making end grain cutting boards for gifts for during the year. What glue did you use?
Paul, Paso Robles CA

-- Paul, Paso Robles, CA

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 12-21-2017 09:45 PM

Wow! Cutting board mania there. Nicely done. I’m sure you used a lot of oil too.

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

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 12:52 PM

Awesome work and collection. There will be so many happy people getting them as present.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ILpodder

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#5 posted 12-22-2017 01:13 PM



Looks wonderful. I just retired and plan on making end grain cutting boards for gifts for during the year. What glue did you use?
Paul, Paso Robles CA

- Paul Deis

Paul, after checking many sites, I chose to use Titebond III. It is waterproof vs. Titebond II which is only water-resistant.

-- Marv, Illinois - "All those who wander are not lost" J.R.R.Tolkien

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#6 posted 12-22-2017 03:18 PM

Wow! What a beautiful collection of cutting boards! Nice work and Merry Christmas!

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

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

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#7 posted 12-22-2017 03:48 PM

That’s a super effort. How do you do the final finish/sanding? The few that I’ve done took a lot of final sanding and I don’t have a wide belt sander.

Congrats.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#8 posted 12-22-2017 04:01 PM

A WOW for me too! It’s a grand finale of some great looking cutting boards! Nice gift for some lucky people!

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

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#9 posted 12-22-2017 04:03 PM

Someone has been busy. Beautiful work!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#10 posted 12-22-2017 04:32 PM

Can I get on your gift list?

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AlmostRetired

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#11 posted 12-22-2017 07:27 PM

Nice job…that’s a tone of boards. How many clamps do you have in your arsenal?

Roger

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ILpodder

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#12 posted 12-22-2017 09:31 PM

Roger, I have about 25 different clamps but relied on my 1/2 inch pipe clamps (9) and 4 longer bar clamps for gluing this project. I had two cutting boards in the clamps @ all times for the last 6 weeks.

-- Marv, Illinois - "All those who wander are not lost" J.R.R.Tolkien

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#13 posted 12-24-2017 08:44 PM

“I had two cutting boards in the clamps @ all times for the last 6 weeks.”

Answered a question I imagine a lot of us wondered, how long did all of them take. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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