Walnut & Ashwood Cutting Board

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Project by Berrie posted 02-20-2011 10:37 PM 2059 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of the Wood Whisperer Cutting Board, and my first project on LJ!

I’ve used Ashwood & Walnut, finished with Food Safe Finish from Chestnut. It was great fun building it!

Thanks for looking…


-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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#1 posted 02-21-2011 12:38 AM

hay fellow woodworker that piece caught my eye i like chekers not to good at cheast. must be hard to make how do you go about looks like lots of cuts, whats your favorite type of wood. what type of finishes do you like.
take care

-- Chad Manzanitaman

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#2 posted 02-21-2011 02:05 AM

Well done and welcome Berrie! I’ve watched that Wood Whisperer episode as well and he always makes it look so much simpler than I do. Love the recesses for the fingers.

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

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#3 posted 02-21-2011 02:50 AM

Hey Berrie, nice to meet you. Welcome to LJs.

That board looks mighty fine. As you may know, a bunch of us here like to make boards too. You have joined the club now. Looking forward to more from you. Maybe you could re-make that board as an endgrain version by just turning each stick another quarter turn before gluing. Or just enjoy what you got.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 07:42 PM

@ Manzanitaman: Thanx, It’s not that hard to make. Just glue some Ash and Walnut sticks together, and cut that piece into strips. Now you can flip some of the strips 180 degrees. And there is your checkers design. My favourite type of wood are for now Walnut and Ash. I really like the contrast of these two combined. I really do not have much experience with finishes. Just the Chestnut Food Safe Finish for the cutting board and Rustin Plastic Coating for some other stuff. Both of them did the job.

@ Tommy: Thanx mate! I know what you mean, especially the gluing part can be really frustrating.

@SPalm: Thanx! I’ve noticed a lot of cutting boards on LJ. Proud to be in the club ;-) I was supposed to make this board in end grain version, but just before gluing I decided to do it this way. I liked it much better.
But more projects are coming, that’s for sure.

-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 01:07 AM

Seriously nice first post…and welcome to the club…

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

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 10:30 PM

Thanx degoose! :-)

-- Berrie, The Netherlands, Gelderland

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