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Project by David posted 11-15-2010 12:30 AM 1688 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made about half a dozen of these as presents and was always a bit jealous of the person receiving so finally got around to building one for myself. Hard maple and cherry end grain construction. Sanded to 200 grit on the random orbital. Dimensions are 16”X11”x2”. Finished with 3 good soakings of food safe mineral oil.

Cheers,
David

-- dcutter





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 12:35 AM

That is a nice board in so many ways.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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smw6442

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 12:40 AM

nice board..i just got done making one a week or so ago…now i’m making 2 more…Good Job on the board steve

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jayman7

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 01:10 AM

I too am guilty of making at least 12 end grain cutting boards for others, and not making one for myself yet. :D

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kine97/Theresa

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 01:39 AM

Nice looking board!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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sras

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 02:03 AM

Nice job on the juice grooves and finger recesses. Great looking board – it’s a keeper!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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SPalm

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 02:22 AM

Sweet. Looking out for number 1. Good for you.

Nice looking board. Wood selection, juice groove, finger notches.
First rate,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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KnotCurser

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 03:00 AM

Real nice – I think we all need reminders to make stuff for our own enjoyment from time to time – thanks!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Rustic

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 03:47 AM

SAAWEET board great job

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Jonathan

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#9 posted 11-15-2010 03:52 PM

Nice looking board David. And at 2” thick, it must be in the 10-pound range?

I am just finishing up my second end grain board. I did the opposite of you: we kept the first one I made and the second one is a Christmas gift for a family member. I also put the longer finger recesses on this board. I personally like the different appearance it lends to the sides of the board.

I’m sure you’ll get many years of good use out of this one!

-- 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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juniorjock

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#10 posted 11-15-2010 11:25 PM

I don’t blame you a bit for wanting to keep one of these. Very nice cutting board. How did you do the routing on the board. That groove ads a lot to the way it looks but will be useful too.
- JJ

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