end grain butcher blocks

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Project by breadly posted 01-26-2012 04:55 AM 2360 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a lot of great examples of these here on LJ, thought i would make a few as gifts for Christmas.

My fit and finish improved from one to the next. A great exercise in clamping!

Bubinga and Peruvian Walnut
Bubinga and Maple
Peruvian Walnut and Maple

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 05:05 AM

Welcome to Ljs
This is a great looking group of boards with fantastic wood.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 05:05 AM

WOW that first one is stunning, I actually started drooling

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 05:14 AM

Very attactive! I like them all!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 06:27 AM

Wow, them’s some beefy good looking boards! Nice work!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 06:40 AM

i am particularly taken with the second one… just love the lay out…

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 06:54 AM

Excellent cutting boards! Good job.

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 07:12 AM

Nice! I’ll be willing to bet they’re heavy! Great job on these.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 10:45 AM

Great color choice. Well done!

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 10:47 AM

How’d ya like routing the grove? I know I picked up my router several times before I had the guts to turn it on. The burning was the worst part, I see I’m not alone. I even tried doing a micro pass to clean it up, no real help.

Now if I could get my niece to send me the photos, (it was a wedding gift) I’ll post mine too.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#10 posted 01-26-2012 11:08 AM

Well done and welcome to LJ’s

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

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#11 posted 01-26-2012 12:23 PM

Nice looking boards indeed!

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#12 posted 01-26-2012 05:27 PM

Thanks for such a warm welcome everyone!

Had a lot of fun making these and they went over well as gifts – The routing step was indeed the most nerve wracking – you’ll see on the maple/walnut board it didn’t turn out as well as I’d like and by the time i got to the bubinga board, I didn’t have the gumption to lift the router again. :-)

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#13 posted 01-26-2012 06:15 PM

I realy like these as well. I’ve made maybe a dozen of these that are very similar. I use mostly maple and walnut. The biggest problem I have as well is trying to cut the juice groove without burning the wood. I got around this by propusely running the router very slowely to leave a dark uniform burn all the way around in contrast to the other colours. This took a lot of practice.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#14 posted 01-26-2012 07:55 PM

Doing end grain cutting boards has really helped improve my wood working skills. Nice board!

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#15 posted 01-26-2012 10:08 PM

Very very nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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