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It has been a while since I last submitted a project and I needed to do something for my wife’s upcoming birthday. It basically came down to a choice between spending hours in the shop building her something or spending hours watching her wander around her favorite clothing store. Needless to say I would much rather spend time in the shop.

This is an end grain cutter that is built out of walnut, cherry, maple and purple heart and finished with mineral oil.

I understand that this is the prerequisite for membership into the cutting board club. Now I am waiting for one of you charter members to send me the secret handshake.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine





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patron

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#1 posted 1382 days ago

your secret handshake is in the mail

well done

-- 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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Retseih

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#2 posted 1382 days ago

very nice! I am looking to enter the club as well. I love to cook and would like to make an end grain as well. My idea is to route a moat around the outside drill a hole through it and have my wife (who is a potter) make a drip tray for me so I can capture all the juices instead of having it drip down the side of the cabinets.

I figure I will get to it in a couple of years…Nice job.

-- Palmer Divide Woodworks--Where steel collides with wood

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1382 days ago

Thats a nice gift, Scott.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 1382 days ago

Hey Scott,
Haven’t heard anything out of you in a while…welcome back….. lol. So….you finally broke down and made a
board. You’re in for it now…Making a board is like eating a chip….you can’t make just one….lol. Very good..
I made one almost like yours last year for my sister-in-law’s birthday. I mailed it to her UPS, and she said
when she opened it, it was in about 3 pieces…It was perfect when it left here…I hate mailing anything
through UPS.. They are so rough handling things….They don’t care….it’s not theirs..I made her another
one and carried it to her when we went to see the kinfiolks…..Now we can call you Scott Vader…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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degoose

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#5 posted 1382 days ago

Welcome to the ‘we shake hands with our left foot club..’
Why now after all these years of denying your destiny… lol

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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dozuki

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#6 posted 1381 days ago

Now i’m in trouble. My wife saw me looking at some boars and said “can’t you make me one” so I think I am being pushed into the darkside. I wanted to try one anyway and yours is nice looking.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1381 days ago

I’ll send you the secret hand shake as well. ( there are different levels, kinda like the Masons.. LOL ) It was sent to me long time ago. I have made over 50 boards! Once people see them they have to have one. I have 3 in the shop that just got their 4th coat of oil.

Enjoy, now you have done it!

Dozuki—- yes you are in it now the challenge has been set by your princess,,, LOL

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

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Skylark53

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#8 posted 1381 days ago

Great job Scott. Beautiful wood colors. No doubt, your wife will love it.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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SPalm

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#9 posted 1381 days ago

WooHoo. You in trouble now.

Welcome. That wasn’t so bad now, was it.

Looks nice, and I assume she will love it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jonathan

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#10 posted 1381 days ago

Great looking board Scott.

Guess it finally sucked you in too?

That’s why I have yet to make my first box… I’m afraid of what might happen!

Welcome to the CBC, level EG!

-- 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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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1381 days ago

Cool woods well done Scott

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 1381 days ago

woot woot ! looks great Buddy … I’ve got get crack’n’ myself … making cutting books that is… been save up wood strips and have more then enough now

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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FloridaArt

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#13 posted 1378 days ago

Very handsome blend of woods. Looks great sitting there in the kitchen.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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GaryD

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#14 posted 1378 days ago

Looks good Scot! Welcome to the club

-- 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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McLeanVA

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#15 posted 1377 days ago

Welcome to the club. Fun project eh? I just can’t get enough cutting boards made before they disappear from my shop. Folks who see them instantly fall in love and want more. The added utilitarian benefit also makes me feel like I’m being useful in the shop.

You did a great job on the board. Excellent work.

Here are some modifications for future boards to try out. Because we all know this won’t be your last board.
1. Rout/recess handles on the bottom with a cove bit.
2. Play with the thickness of the boards. Thin boards and extra-thick (chunky) boards.
3. Use a belt sander (or any method you prefer) to round the corners. Try different diameters to achieve a shape you feel suits the board.
4. Experiment with some food-approved finishes.
5. Eyeball the end grains of the boards before gluing to make the final pieces “flow” with one another.
6. Always have fun with it. I have run into plenty of snags in my shabby-outfitted shop with boards. I simply assess the damage and work towards making a smaller board or getting creative on how to hide flaws.

Again, welcome to the club. I look forward to seeing some of your future creations. Awesome first board my friend.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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