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Project by Tommy posted 02-12-2011 09:04 PM 1165 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are my first cutting boards. The REALLY simple long grain board was my first one.

1) The bigger checkered board is my newest and I’m finally getting the hang of it. It was made from Mahogany and Red Oak. It is not a TRUE endgrain board though because I got mixed up while I was cutting it, the mahogany is end grain but the oak is long grain. Oh well, I still liked it and used it as a gift.

2) The long grain one was literally an experiment and I decided it looked decent so it became an actual project.

3) The little ones pictured together are little “cheese boards” my wife wanted me to make for gifts. They’re also Mahogany and Oak, I routed the top and otherwise they’re pretty basic as well. Good practice pieces for real end grain boards.

Thanks!
Tommy

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





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SawDustJack

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 09:34 PM

keep saying these are my next projects

look good to me

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 09:40 PM

Nice looking cutting boards.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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OhioPumpGuy

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#3 posted 02-12-2011 09:40 PM

looks awesome. instead of oak, try rock maple. it is easier to cut, sand and plane and it has a closed grain meaning it will soak up less door and bacteria. keep posting !!

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steliart

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#4 posted 02-13-2011 02:18 AM

good work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 12:58 AM

Congrats to you! I joined here over 500 days ago and have made over 100 boards. Thanks to help from alot of members that have challanged me to grow. Keep plugging away and learn as you go. One of the biggest things to watch while building these is Grain Orientation. Make sure when you cut you always lay them down the exact same way and ck before glue up to ensure they all flow across the board and one of them didnt get mixed up. Keep it up!

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

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GaryD

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 04:01 PM

Nice looking boards!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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