Johnny Cash Cutting Board

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Project by needler22 posted 09-05-2010 08:35 PM 2773 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

( the first couple lines of this description are to be sung to Johnny Cash’s song One piece at a Time )

I glued it one piece at a time, and it didn’t cost me a dime. O.K., enough of that baloney. I did glue it one piece at a time and I made with donated pieces of wood given to me by a couple of fellow Lumberjockers who I work with. Oak, black walnut and cherry are the woods of choice for this project. It’s my first cutting board and I think it turned out pretty good. I treated it with several coats of Howards Butcher Block Conditioner that I picked up at the orange home improvement store. I made this for my wifes birthday in October so don’t tell her if you see her. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 08:44 PM

That’s cool. I like it.

I have used HBBC a lot for cutting boards. It makes an instant pretty finish. One little problem is that it is both oil and wax. That is why it works so fast. But it does not sink in so deep. So don’t let the wife get bummed if it does not wash so well the first few time and ends up a little rough. Tell her you expected it and you need to lightly sand and re-apply. I have now been giving boards two coats of straight mineral oil (you can buy it at the drug store) and then a final coat of HBBC. Seems to help a lot.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 09:30 PM

Looks great, the random pattern works well.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 09:52 PM

It is good looking in an abstract way, I like it, I know she will too!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 09-05-2010 10:53 PM

I definitely like it. Great job. :)

-- Gunther, Marietta GA -- So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be. -Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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#5 posted 09-05-2010 10:56 PM

Pretty cool looking cutting board. Course now I have that song stuck in my head.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 09-06-2010 12:22 AM

I like this better than some of the super fancy boards. Freelance look, lovely end grain. Thanks for sharing!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 01:37 AM

Very Nice! I like it! and I am a big JC fan so I had to take a look….glad I did!
Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 09-06-2010 01:39 AM

Nice board.

Like the design pattern you came up with. As spalm mentioned that is one problem when finishing a board how you chose.

I use Salad Bowl finish by General Finishes thinned 50/50 with mineral spirits. Normally 7 coats, but really seals and makes the board shine. Some do not prefer shinny look though. Most my customers (about 40 Boards so far) want the shinny look. When gluing try & watch your grain orientation to keep the flow the same direction. I was taught this by the many masters on here as well.

Great board keep it up!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 09-06-2010 02:20 AM

Nice Board! Is that your trademark on the lower corner in the first picture? Whats next…A box named Sue? Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#10 posted 09-06-2010 02:48 AM

Yes,thats my brand on the piece. My initials are LN. I do some welding where I work and I made the brand at work one day out of welding rod. ( of course I was not clocked in at the time )

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#11 posted 09-06-2010 02:35 PM

Great job on your first cutting board. Could have fooled me. I really like the random layout, it’s a real eye catcher and I’m sure your wife is going to love it (I promise not to tell her about it before her birthday).

-- John @

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#12 posted 09-06-2010 03:46 PM

Nice job for the first one. Looks like you have done this before . Again really good job!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#13 posted 09-06-2010 04:12 PM

For those unfamiliar with the reference to Johnny Cash, here’s the song. The lyrics are in the description section.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 09-10-2010 03:43 AM

Love the song, and the board! Great job!

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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