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recently made a couple of end grain cutting boards

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Project by mrmrezg posted 09-16-2018 11:37 PM 734 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

while they may not be the most challenging projects, I really enjoy making them.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 09-17-2018 01:41 AM

I think a lot of people do. It gives you something to gift people with, use yourself, but the point is you are finishing something, often while you have something else ongoing that you wonder if you will ever get done with. Humans need closure, these crazy boards can give a woodworker closure.

Nice boards, thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 09-17-2018 01:01 PM

You did an outstanding job on this cutting board.

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rolltide35

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#3 posted 09-19-2018 06:33 PM

Hi, Looks great. Was the wood scraps from other projects or did you have to buy it for this project? What different wood types are in there?

-- Andy in Atlanta....(Actually Suwanee, pretty close)

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mrmrezg

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#4 posted 09-19-2018 07:06 PM



Hi, Looks great. Was the wood scraps from other projects or did you have to buy it for this project? What different wood types are in there?

- rolltide35


Thanks, in the lighter board there is cherry, walnut, purple heart, oak and a few others. In the darker one there is sapele, wenge and purple heart (the middle is made up of off cuts from the first board.

I buy a lot of my wood from a local store here, and they will often give me a deal on large bundles of off cuts, which works great for segments. But I usually have to take what is available and picking a specific wood is tough.

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#5 posted 09-19-2018 10:40 PM

You would love being up here, well maybe not the Winters. The BIG mill in my area sells a truck bed load for 50 bux IIRC. It is offcuts from where they trim the boards for length prior to stacking for the kilns, so it is green, but has air dried in log form at least 6 months, usually closer to a year, so it’s never wet, just would need some additional drying time to be stable. If a guy had a home kiln, he’d be happy.

They sell it for fire starter, and firewood. It’s all hardwood, and is a sampling of what can be found in a 250 mile circle from Union City Indiana. So a big variety of wood, but most is White and Red Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Ash, Hickory, Sycamore, Beech, and quite a bit more on a lesser amount.

They have some guys who make small items, and they are seen getting a load every few weeks.

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mrmrezg

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#6 posted 09-19-2018 11:09 PM

Yeah, I prefer my south Louisiana winters, where we are prone to some 55* days (lol).
But seriously, I was just in southern Indiana ( Newburgh). I am a towboat captain and that’s where I made crew change.

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