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Project by Don Carrier posted 12-16-2011 07:54 PM 1562 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the Xmas presents. I may never sand again! 7 cutting boards, all end grain from walnut. cherry, maple and purpleheart. Effective immediately I’m no longer excepting new family members! Actually I learned a lot from this project. I’m much more careful with my glueups now. I have much more patience for sanding. I know which papers cut the best and last the longest.


-- Don

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Jacob Lucas

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 08:01 PM

Sounds like a win win, you’ll have appreciative gift recievers AND you learned a good bit along the way! Awesome boards,I love the designs.

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 09:24 PM

The far right board looks interesting.
Do you have any closeup pics of it?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Don Carrier

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 11:20 PM

I addded a picture of the board on the far right. The unique pattern is a piece of walnut firewood from my mothers woodpile. I was able to match all but one piece that the carpenter ants had their way with. The cutting board will be her present.


-- Don

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 11:41 PM

Where’s the other 6? Seriously, nice job on ALL of them.

I love the one for your mother. That mirror matching just sets it off too. I’ve seen some exotic turning blanks like that with just a bit of sapwood and figured it would be too sad to turn that part away. Now I know how I could make use of it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Don Carrier

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 11:52 PM

Thanks rance. I was concerned about using sapwood but my test showed it was stronger than the cherry heartwood.

-- Don

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