Edge-Grain Cutting Board

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Just finished my first project that I feel comfortable posting on here. It’s an edge-grain cutting board made of maple and walnut. (Sorry, I haven’t joined the end-grain board club yet). This was mostly an excuse to practice making rip cuts on my new table saw and to use a new bench plane that I bought on eBay. I finished it with Howard Butcher Block Conditioner.

I went back and forth on the most attractive layout for the walnut ‘stripes’ but I think in the end I made a good decision.

Anyway, I’d love some feedback as I’m still new to working wood!

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#1 posted 1113 days ago

That came out real nice.
You better get up & running, because you’ll be making stuff for that lovely baby you have in your profile picture in no time.
“Dad, can you make me this? Dad, can you make me that?”

And you know you’ll drop everything to do it too.

Good job.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 1113 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, Eric. Between my wife and daughter, I’ll always have a long list of projects with which to keep busy!

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#3 posted 1112 days ago

Great job on your first board. Welcome to the Board club, there addicting. I have made over 100 thus far. I would consider next time if your going to put two dark colors of (what lookss like the same wood), next to each other to make it one peice so the grain orientation is the same. The masters on here taught me that in the very beggining. When cutting your boards keep them in order and set them down the same that will ensure the grain orientation will flow.

Nice work, what type of finish are you using? I perfer Salad Bowl Fimish by General Finish cut 50/50 with mineral spirits.

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

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#4 posted 1112 days ago

Loooks great! You are off to a great start. I also like the Howard Butcher Block product!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#5 posted 1112 days ago

Looks great from here !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 1112 days ago


Love the wood combination!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 1112 days ago

Good job on the edge grain. I’m about to make my 1st end grain cutting board.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#8 posted 1112 days ago

Simple, elegant and a great start to a wonderful addiction…but watch the orientation of your grains… just a small thing but it can be the difference between good and outstanding …Hope you do not mind the critique..

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

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#9 posted 1111 days ago

Like everyone else has said, Looks really good. Well done, and 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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