Yes, another cutting board...but this one's different!

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Project by jhawkinnc posted 10-19-2010 04:16 PM 2192 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK….there are a bunch of cutting boards on LJ’s but I’d be willing to bet that this is the first to be made out of an old crib!

The maple was “repurposed” from a neighbor’s old crib that I got my hands on. After breaking it down, I used the vertical slats – lots of skinny ones – for most of the board. I added some scrap cherry in the middle and ends to lend a little color to the board.

This is my first endgrain cutting board – guess I’m a legit LJ’er now. I’m pretty happy with the results and I have enough “crib” wood left to try another one. Many thanks to the Wood Whisperer videos and all of the advice posted by you LJ’ers on how to produce these.

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 04:42 PM

Nice job of re-purposing!

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

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 08:04 PM

Ditto on the re-purposing.

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 08:20 PM

Cool design. Does it smell like baby powder ? LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 08:26 PM

LOL! hey nice board :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 09:39 PM

Very subtle tonings.

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

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#6 posted 10-20-2010 02:52 AM

Very nice the added cherry was a definate win!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#7 posted 10-20-2010 03:09 AM

OK, I’m new to this and surely the only guy who needs to ask BUT, I’ll take the bait anyway. Where are the videos for the cutting boards? I’d love to learn to do these and a video would help! Thanks in advance if you can help.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 12:52 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Tommy – you can find some great “how-to” videos on The Wood Whisperer podcasts. Just go to itunes and check out episode 7. And for cutting board inspiration, just go to degoose’s project list.

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 01:18 PM

Nice re-use of used wood great job!

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

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#10 posted 10-21-2010 02:50 AM

Nice work, and craftsmanship!

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