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Project by JL7 posted 08-08-2011 02:22 AM 2768 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

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

Wow! Those are gorgeous!

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#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!

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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

Beautiful use of scraps !!

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

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

WOW cool designs.

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#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

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#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."

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

Those are just gorgeous.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#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.

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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