End Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by VetMed posted 04-26-2011 05:54 AM 2541 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three of my cutting boards, one is a mix of cherry, black walnut and maple. First board is approx. 2” thick and 12” x 20”, second to last board is an 18” x 24” x 3” cherry monster. Last board is actually the first end grain cutting board I ever made, the “field” is maple, walnut and african mahogany, the outer skirt is actually a mix of the same and some unknown woods (maple, oak, walnut, ???) that I salvaged from an old broken down cutting board my Dad made for my mom (his highschool sweetheart) when they first got married 30 years ago.

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 10:21 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Nice boards. This site has alot of board makers on here, you’ll love looking at some of the amazing work. Enjoy! What kind of finish you doing? I use 50/50 salad bowl finish and mineral spirits. 10 coats.

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 10:28 AM

Welcome to LJs and to the cutting board club…Nice boards…

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 12:22 PM

I love how they vary in width and length !!

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#4 posted 04-26-2011 02:01 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! You will soon be addicted by all of the wonderfully designed projects posted here by fellow LJ’s all over the world. We look forward to seeing more or you projects.

That is a real nice cutting boards. I like the design with the ridge. I can see where that will come in handy during use.

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!............Jim

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#5 posted 04-26-2011 02:34 PM

Very nice work. I like the routed perimeter. Welcome to LJs! Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 04-26-2011 03:42 PM

Nice boards. Love the look . Welcome to LJ’s

-- 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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#7 posted 04-26-2011 03:55 PM

Very nice boards, I too like to make cutting boards, even have a few posted here in LJ. maybe we can get together sometimes and compare notes.

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#8 posted 04-26-2011 04:15 PM

Nice heavy boards


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#9 posted 04-26-2011 06:19 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Nice use of the different size woods. Thanks for sharing, looking forward to future work.

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#10 posted 04-27-2011 12:27 AM

I use a 100% mineral oil finish, I tried some mineral oil + beeswax finish on my first cutting board and didn’t like the sheen it gave off. I feel the flat finish of the mineral oil hides cutting marks better and is easier to rejuvinate.

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#11 posted 04-27-2011 12:28 AM

Welcome to LJ , When I first saw the board I did a double take cause the board did not look smooth because of the color variation! On closer observation it looked (is) smooth. Bold statement!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 04-27-2011 02:53 AM

I like it.

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 06:19 AM

Nice boards, especially like that last one—the fat cherry board.

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