Trying to earn my merit badge

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Project by tinman_362 posted 07-17-2011 03:28 AM 1353 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Apparently every woodworker has to make a cutting board & a mallet. About 4 or 5 days ago, I made a cutting board. I have now made both (have not posted the mallet yet).

The day I posted the cutting board, A fellow LJ member said that I have not earned my merit badge because it was not an end grain cutting board. He was right. The end grain cutting board has made me a little nervous, so I avoided it until this statement. I made it a goal to officially earn my end grain cutting board merit badge.

The wood is Oak, Hickory & Dark Walnut. I posted a picture of the wood prior to making my cutting board. I also posted pictures of the cutting board prior to me finishing it with butcher block oil.

I dedicate this board to gfadvm. thank you for pushing me.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thank you

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#1 posted 07-17-2011 03:41 PM

Looks like you got your badge, it looks good.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 09:14 PM

here’s your badge tinman

thanks for the kind PM

keep it up

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 09:18 PM

Looks good to me – the test is how it wears under real use.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 03:54 AM

Wow, David, I haven’t seen that Badge in awhile! I used to be a Merit Badge Counselor for woodwork- in fact for almost all the trade MBs. Good times! “Tinman should have gotten the Metalworking MB… =)

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 04:50 AM

Thank you patron. I am honored.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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