cutting board makeover #1

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Project by amagineer posted 04-29-2011 01:09 PM 1953 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went by a church rummage sale last weekend and came accross two old lonely walnut cutting boards for one dollar each(10×10 x 2 end grain & 12×20 x 1-1/4 face grain), so I bought them for a makeover. After sanding the cut marks, I cut 3/8 deep dados and inserted strips of zircote and rotated 90 deg and inserted sugar maple strips. After sanding and looking at it I should have altered the sugar maple and zircote for a more blended pattern. After I finish the second board, I think I will go back to the church and donate the two new boards for them to raffle off.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 04-29-2011 04:13 PM

Great idea for a makeover. And giving it back is even better. The strips make a huge difference.
Great job pal. This is good inspiration to me for future cutting boards as well. Thanks for sharing.



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#2 posted 04-29-2011 04:32 PM

very nicely done , glad to see they are going back ….way to go !!!

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 09:28 PM

Nice rescue and makeover!

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 04:24 PM

Bet the church gets more than a dollar next time!

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