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Project by Ron Henricksen posted 04-07-2011 09:40 AM 1525 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first end grain cutting board, mostly just a way to use up scrapes from previous projects. The woods are Maple, Walnut, Cherry and some African Mahogany. The size is a bit smaller than most people make 9” x 12” and only 5/8” thick. The finish is a mineral oil and wax combination. The pattern was not planed but I think its really nice. It took some work but the family is actually using the board on a daily basis and we love it. It is way harder then the usual cutting boards we have had from kitchen stores. The frame was my way of dressing it up a bit 3/16” Maple and 1/2” African Mahogany (selected the darkest parts that I had).

After making the big projects its was great to step back and do something small and relatively quick. I am been reading up on some of the more complicated pattern boards, going to have to try one of those next.

-- Ron, Aptos, CA





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Eagle1

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 11:28 AM

Interesting combo of wood. I like the pattern you did. Good job..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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woodspyder

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 01:59 PM

Looks very nice, what kind of wax did you use beeswax? I just blended some mineral oil and beeswax for my first cutting board I just finished. What ratio of oil and wax did you use?
Thanks for posting.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 02:08 PM

Nice wood combo.
The workmanship and design look fantastic and the finish is nice and smooth.
Lots of sanding I bet.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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degoose

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 02:17 PM

Pretty darned good for a first attempt..

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

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RetiredCoastie

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 02:24 PM

Very nice wood combinations. I like the pattern and the way you framed it.

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 04:15 PM

Great Job, the frame is a nice touch too!

-- Smitty

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 04-08-2011 01:30 AM

Nice job on your first board! Your in the club now!!!! LOL

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

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GaryD

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#8 posted 04-08-2011 02:05 PM

Nice job, especially for the first one

-- 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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