My first stab at cutting boards

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This is my first shot at cutting boards. I don’t think I made them end grain though. Really not sure though. I was pleased with how they turned out but definitely have room for improvement.

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 05:05 AM

Looks good from here : )
Trying to determine if I’m seeing router burn or sanding dust in your profiled edge board.
I have tips for cleaning up both if you’d like : ) Just a couple of my multi specie profiled boards.

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

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 06:02 AM

They look great. If you want end grain you would need to slice the last pictured one into 1” or so strips, turn them on edge and glue them up one more time. Maybe next time, these will serve you well. Good job.

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#3 posted 12-01-2011 09:43 AM

This is the start…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 12-01-2011 10:05 AM

Cutting boards are harder than they look. Love it. The contrasting dark and light wood is awesome!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#5 posted 12-01-2011 01:36 PM

You have done it now!!! Nice job

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

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#6 posted 12-01-2011 02:59 PM

Thanks everyone. Sure Dusty, I’ll take all the tips I can get. It is router burn. Like a fool I tried the routing in one pass (lesson learned). I tried and tried sanding it but couldn’t get it all

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#7 posted 12-01-2011 03:07 PM

Good start, now the progression as the addiction takes hold….......

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

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#8 posted 12-01-2011 10:55 PM

Nice work on your first go at cutting boards. My addiction is progressing slowly, but steadily. I’ll be posting my first two end-grain boards in the next week or so.

I love the classic walnut/maple combo


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#9 posted 12-02-2011 12:55 AM

Nice looking CB’s. It is nice to experiment with different techniques, designs and woods. We look forward to your future projects.

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

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