A new batch of cutting boards - somebody stop me!!

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Project by Don posted 01-25-2011 04:44 AM 1831 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know, I know, more of those darned cutting boards on here….but they’re fun to make!!!

Board 1 – this one is a just a bunch of boards thrown together with no real rhyme nor reason to it. Hickory, Cherry, Jatoba, Purpleheart, Mahogany and Walnut.

Board 2 – Using Chris’ 2-3-4-3 pattern (thanks Chris), Hickory, Cherry and Purpleheart

Board 3 – Hickory, Purpleheart, Jatoba

Board 4 – Hickory, Purpleheart and Jatoba

Board 5 – Maple

I used the 50/50 Mineral Spirits/Salad Bowl Finish on these boards with a Salad Bowl Beeswax finish. Not 100% sold on the 50/50 mix yet. Sanded to 400 grit.

Hope you like them….Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 04:58 AM

I now what you mean, once you start you can’t stop. Its been 3 plus years and still going, no cure insight…lol. I really like board no.3 the colors are great.

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 05:20 AM

These boards are cool. Definitely going to have to try one or a few.

So you want to be stopped? try this, instead of leaving the boards 2-3 inches wide cut them all square, say 3/4×3/4. Then, while still trying to maintain proper grain orientation, you have pretty much unlimited pattern design options. For more insanity you could go down to 1/4”, or 1/8” for a Hi def cutting board.

I think I’ll try it your way first though.

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 02:51 PM

They look great Don. I love how simple they are to make, but make such an interesting pattern when finished. Well done.

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 04:39 PM

I also know what you mean. I am going through withdrawls right now. Boards are so siilly, but so fun.

You have done right well. They look fantastic. I saved your pics in my collection.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 05:05 PM

Don, I agree, once you start, they are sure fun to make! Nice job. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 05:25 PM

I like the active and vibrant pattern on the first board. It really gets your attention!

-- 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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#7 posted 01-25-2011 05:40 PM

The first board is the one my wife picker out for herself…. Good taste ;o)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 08:00 PM

Awesome job Don. I love those rounded corners. Impressed you went up to 400 grit. I bet they are super smooth. What thickness did you shoot for?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 08:16 PM

Thanks all…

For most of the boards, I am on the plus side of 1”, closer to 1 1/4 but for the Maple board, I’m almost 2”.

I had some real issues with the finish this time but I don’t know if it was because I was using a ‘green’ mineral spirits…..

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#10 posted 01-26-2011 05:38 AM

Those are really nice, I like the look of them!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#11 posted 06-24-2012 07:10 PM

I’m sorry, I won’t stop you, but I will be watching your projects.
Great cutting boards.

-- Quicksilver

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