Wife's Christmas Gifts

  • Advertise with us
Project by Rustic posted 1277 days ago 1138 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made from maple and walnut. The first and second pictures are the same board just flipped. The 3rd is my first attempt at alternating patterns. They are finished with mineral oil.

My wife loves them. I just need to put some feet on them.

The walnut and maple i picked up from a Raven Farms. Both boards were 8 ft long. One was 10 inches wide the other was 12 inches wide. I got them both for $22.50. The Sawyer is an awesome guy.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

11 comments so far

View sedcokid's profile


2663 posts in 2183 days

#1 posted 1277 days ago

Great looking boards, I can see why your wife loves them!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View lew's profile


9918 posts in 2340 days

#2 posted 1277 days ago

Beautiful cutting boards, Rick.

Great score on the wood, too.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Rustic's profile


3125 posts in 2180 days

#3 posted 1277 days ago

Thanks I have also found that since I don’t have a jointer or planer, use my router table for jointing and my Stanley #3 sweetheart plane for smoothing the boards.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View MrWizard's profile


145 posts in 1388 days

#4 posted 1277 days ago

Very nice indeed.

Good Job Devil Dog

Semper Fi

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 2831 days

#5 posted 1276 days ago


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Karson's profile


34844 posts in 2985 days

#6 posted 1276 days ago

Those are some great boards Nice job.

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

View degoose's profile


6958 posts in 1939 days

#7 posted 1276 days ago

Very cool, but did you use any fasteners… ie biscuits…. for the end grain to end grain glue up..?

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

View Rustic's profile


3125 posts in 2180 days

#8 posted 1276 days ago

nope should i have?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View dhg's profile


197 posts in 2296 days

#9 posted 1276 days ago

very nice Rick. I’m sure your better half loves them.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

View mafe's profile


9413 posts in 1673 days

#10 posted 1276 days ago

Nice boards Rick, I’m sure she was smiling.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10850 posts in 1699 days

#11 posted 1271 days ago

as usual I´m way behind … :-(
good work on them
hope they will serve her well

take care

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase