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Project by adaughhetee posted 969 days ago 970 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a cutting board as a house warming gift for my sister. Made from black walnut and oak. 12”x18” Simple face grain glue-up just got a 12” Grizzly drum sander so next attempt will be end-grain.





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Jonathan

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#1 posted 969 days ago

Good looking board, especially the walnut, not to mention it being your first board. I’d personally stay away from oak on your future end grain board. What did you finish this board with?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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degoose

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#2 posted 969 days ago

Nice first effort… look forward to you entrance into endgrain…

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

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amagineer

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#3 posted 969 days ago

You did a good job on this CB. Your sister will love this gift. Can’t wait for future projects from you.
-Don

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

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Camel_Jockey

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#4 posted 969 days ago

Looks very nice. Good work

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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adaughhetee

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#5 posted 969 days ago

Jonathan, I just used wal-mart mineral oil. I brushed it heavy and let it soak for a day keeping it wet. FYI the third picture was with it wetted with mineral oil that’s the reason for the extreme glossiness. Why the concern for oak with end-grain? Tear-out? Thanks to everyone for the comments, Adam

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smurphy

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#6 posted 968 days ago

Thats really nice, I like the wood combinations.

-- shawn murphy

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smurphy

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#7 posted 968 days ago

I do have a question and not sure if i can do it here or not. But how much clamping pressure should be applied make glueing a cutting board?

-- shawn murphy

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adaughhetee

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#8 posted 968 days ago

I’m not sure of the “correct” answer but, I clamped it fairly tight to ensure there were not any gaps between. If you clamp too tight it will try arch up and not stay level.

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