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I just finished my first end-grain cutting boards! They are made out of; walnut, purpleheart, lyptus, bloodwood, and maple.
-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC
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#1 posted 05-21-2011 07:59 AM
What did you do for finish? I made some cutting boards a year or so ago. I used mineral oil. I like the wood choices, any reasons why?
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#2 posted 05-21-2011 09:41 AM
I really like the design! Great work. What are the dimensions?
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#3 posted 05-21-2011 11:33 AM
nice boards how did you make them?
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#4 posted 05-21-2011 03:28 PM
Nice! I made some maple end grain blocks a few years ago, but with the standard “checkerboard” pattern… kinda wish I’d thought of this. Looks great.
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#5 posted 05-21-2011 03:39 PM
I’d be interested in a little more info on making them, too.
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#6 posted 05-21-2011 08:07 PM
Great pattern and choice of wood!!!
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#7 posted 05-21-2011 09:15 PM
They turned out very nice. I like the finish, it goes well with the wood
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#8 posted 05-22-2011 12:52 AM
HawkDriver,Thanks, the dimensions on both are a little different in thickness and length because of mistakes that I made along the way. That being said, one is 9 3/4×9 3/4 and the other 10×10. One is 3/4 thick and the other one is 7/8 thick.
#9 posted 05-22-2011 12:54 AM
ellen35,I actually took some pics of them as I was making them, I can add them to the project section. Let me know if that offers any more info on them.
#10 posted 05-22-2011 01:00 AM
kowtow,For the finish, i use 2/1 General Finishes Salad Bowl Finishing Mix/Mineral Spirits. 4 total coats with 400 sandpaper in between and #0000 wool after the final coat. As far as the choices go, I was just matching different grains and wood types until I found what I liked.
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#11 posted 05-22-2011 01:50 AM
Darryl, Beautiful boards, nice twist! These would even make wonderful wall art.
#12 posted 05-22-2011 02:11 AM
Thanks! I have been pretty much making only cutting boards so far (and one checker board) as I have only been woodworking for about 5 months or so…
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#13 posted 09-08-2011 12:09 AM
Way too pretty to cut on ! I never would have guessed that they are cutting boards…..you even got ellen35’s attention, and that’s saying a lot : ) (your stuff is GOOD )
Great job : )
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#14 posted 09-08-2011 02:21 AM
Thank you very much and thank ellen35 for me as well!!! I really try to take pride in my work and I absolutely love it and I hope to start doing more complex thing very soon!
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