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Project by Betsy posted 11-29-2007 05:22 AM 1908 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well – this year’s first Christmas present is done!!! This is a cutting board for one of my attorneys I work for. She’s quite the cook. Her husband tells me she does not have a decent cutting board. I think that’s been taken care of. This was a fun project, but to tedious for me. Probably won’t do many more. Considering doing one for my sister-in-law but we’ll see. Thanks for looking.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!





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#1 posted 11-29-2007 05:25 AM

Very nice Betsy. is this endgrain or sidegrain on the board.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 11-29-2007 05:33 AM

I really like the way the sapwood just “flows” like a river thru this piece. Your att. friend/boss is going to be pleased.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#3 posted 11-29-2007 05:42 AM

thanks guys. Karson – it’s all endgrain. I left out that it is maple, walnut and cherry.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#4 posted 11-29-2007 05:43 AM

Thanks Betsy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 11-29-2007 06:37 AM

I’m in the process of making an end grain board, copying the wood whisperer’s design. (Except mines purpleheart and walnut)

Unfortunately, my feed rate was a little slow and the walnut burnt a little. Sanding the endgrain is a total bummer. 3 hours so far with the random orbit and probably another 3 to go. The boards are cool though.

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#6 posted 11-29-2007 06:58 AM

Betsy -

Very nice! Someone is going to be happy this Christmas!

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#7 posted 11-29-2007 07:04 AM

Badweed. I’d stop sanding and use a card scraper on your board. Sanding will take forever. Once you use the scraper to get the burn marks off you can go back to sanding. Actually, if you can master the scraper you will not have to sand much (I’m not there yet either). Look at Blake’s video http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Blake/blog/2546

and the WoodWhisper also has a scraper video. Worth a look see.

You can also use a block plane.

Good luck. Thanks for looking.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#8 posted 11-29-2007 12:54 PM

Betsy that is one nice cutting board. I can see a nice Christmas bonus in your stocking.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 11-29-2007 01:56 PM

Hey Betsy,
Beautiful piece and your right very tedious, I built an end grain checker board table for my wife onetime, (I don’t why, she’s never played checkers in her life and still hasn’t)
I sanded mine with a 4”x 24” belt sander first and finished with 6” ridgid (home depot) random orbit sander and it wasn’t too bad. Here’s an informative link on wood counter tops

http://www.craft-art.com/WT.html

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down http://georgiacustom.com

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#10 posted 11-29-2007 03:36 PM

That’s a nice board, BetsY!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 11-29-2007 04:04 PM

Thanks guys. Bryan – thanks for the link.

Bill – I hope I see a nice bonus to!!!! Can buy more wood or tools or both!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#12 posted 11-29-2007 05:00 PM

Really pretty, Betsy! I have not been too temped to make one of these just because of the tedium factor you pointed out. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 11-29-2007 10:06 PM

Great job Betsy. Now is a good time to ask the boss for a raise.

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

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#14 posted 03-12-2008 03:43 PM

What a beautiful board Betsy. I hope to make some cutting boards this year. I think they are wonderful gifts that will be treasured for many years.

Was the pattern your own design?

-- The Christian Home is the Master's workshop, where the processes of character molding are silently, lovingly, faithfully, and successfully carried on.

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#15 posted 03-12-2008 07:04 PM

Thanks B! The design is not mine. I believe I got it out of Popular Woodworking, but would have to look.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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