More Scrap Bin Boards

  • Advertise with us
Project by JL7 posted 08-08-2011 02:22 AM 2570 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3 more end grain boards from the cutoff bin. You just never know what you are going to get until there done! The dark one is Jatoba w/ a strip of Padauk, really amazing grain. The little board produced a butterfly, kind of cool…........

Here are a few shots without the mineral oil:

Some of the parts:

Thanks for looking.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

17 comments so far

View Michael Wilson's profile

Michael Wilson

588 posts in 1912 days

#1 posted 08-08-2011 02:54 AM

Wow! Those are gorgeous!

View amagineer's profile


1414 posts in 2019 days

#2 posted 08-08-2011 03:09 AM

The Jatoba grain is amazing! I know how hard it is to sand. You really placed the grains together to make the CB’s stand out.

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

View rowdy's profile


375 posts in 2864 days

#3 posted 08-08-2011 03:27 AM

You have been a busy boy! Those are interesting and unique boards. I don’t envy all of the sanding you had to do. Thanks for posting.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

View WoodenSoldier's profile


161 posts in 2367 days

#4 posted 08-08-2011 04:08 AM

Fantastic! I will keep this in mind the next time I’m looking to clean out my scrap bins.

-- Create something everyday.

View Shrub's profile


159 posts in 2693 days

#5 posted 08-08-2011 04:21 AM

Stunning! I agree with rowdy. I do hate endgrain sanding. Those are amazing.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

View Dusty56's profile


11804 posts in 3110 days

#6 posted 08-08-2011 05:31 AM

Beautiful use of scraps !!

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

View WVTODD's profile


120 posts in 1966 days

#7 posted 08-08-2011 01:21 PM

WOW cool designs.

View patron's profile


13524 posts in 2763 days

#8 posted 08-08-2011 01:29 PM

these are all exceptional boards

well done

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

View rivergirl's profile


3201 posts in 2260 days

#9 posted 08-08-2011 01:34 PM

They look like quilts! So beautiful!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

View SPalm's profile


5249 posts in 3304 days

#10 posted 08-08-2011 02:08 PM

Those are just gorgeous.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View BritBoxmaker's profile


4607 posts in 2458 days

#11 posted 08-08-2011 02:16 PM

Good selection of boards, I like the quartering in the bottom row of picture 7 especially.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

View fernandoindia's profile


1081 posts in 2365 days

#12 posted 08-08-2011 08:50 PM

Hi Jeff, great designs and mass production.

I do also like…. I like them all really.

Very cute the branding as well.

@rowdy & Shrub . Jeff found a extra galaxy sander which can be inspected at NASA´s offices

-- Back home. Fernando

View JL7's profile


8411 posts in 2387 days

#13 posted 08-08-2011 11:27 PM

Hey – I apprecaiate all the comments! The sanding part is really boring – but as Fernando pointed out – in a galaxy far, far away, I found a drum sander that makes this all possible. Defineately wouldn’t consider making a Jatoba end grain board without it….

Martyn – that quartering you reference was a miserable twisted little scrap of Zebrawood. Hard to see any potential, and easily the ugliest board of the lot. Funny how you single that one out…..

Fernando – thanks as usual for the NASA references, I guess maybe space travel is in my future…....


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

View fernandoindia's profile


1081 posts in 2365 days

#14 posted 08-09-2011 05:25 AM

”...I guess maybe space travel is in my future……....”

According with recent developments in planet Earth, I might join you in such space voyage. One way ticket this time.

-- Back home. Fernando

View bch's profile


287 posts in 2111 days

#15 posted 08-14-2011 01:01 AM

Man, I need a blog on that clamping table. I like the boards, but love that table!

-- --bch

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics