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Project by tt1106 posted 04-23-2011 11:43 PM 3090 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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End Grain cutting board. I decided not to cross cut. (I did one of those earlier and kept it ;) )
Maple and purple heart. General Finishes Salad bowl finish. I think there’s 5 coats on there. Sanded in between. Still getting the hang of finishes. I think my achilles heel is impatience. This came together nicely though. It was supposed to be a Christmas present for my parents, but I’m woefully behind. :(

-- -Todd





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Maddhatter

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 12:32 AM

great job, thanks for the post.

BTW, most of us are always behind.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 01:05 AM

Looks like a fine board – great job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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ccarse

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 03:47 AM

Just an fyi, this would be a long grain cutting board and not an end grain cutting board. It looks good, really like the wood choices.

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Brad_Nailor

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 04:46 AM

Nice board but until you cross cut it and turn the ends up, its an edge grain board.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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tt1106

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 10:39 PM

Thanks for the information guys. I made the end grain board for myself. I see the difference now.

-- -Todd

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 10:56 PM

Are you thinning your finish 50/50 with Mineral Spirits? That will help you and it really starts to shine after 5 coats. I normally do 8-10 and it really pops!

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

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tt1106

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#7 posted 04-25-2011 04:13 AM

No, I wasn’t. But I will next time. My Parents were thrilled and my Dad vowed to always use a cutting board on his cutting board. :)
Considering my Dad’s skills and abilities in so many different areas, I was very pleased that something I had made could make him appreciate my work.

-- -Todd

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Brad_Nailor

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#8 posted 04-27-2011 12:55 AM

That’s the problem with nice boards people don’t want to cut on them. I have made at least a dozen boards for friends and family and I always go back to their houses and there’s not a scratch on them! I have yet to try the salad bowl finish although I have a can of it..I prefer warm mineral oil and beeswax mixture…

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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