Cutting Board

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Project by MountainWood posted 03-26-2008 08:44 PM 2796 views 40 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made quite a few of these cutting boards for friends. This one is out of end-grain black walnut and Oregon white oak. They are fun to build, as long as you pay attention when it comes to your measuring on the table saw. The finish is about 3 coats of walnut oil.

I matched the grain, which provides additional visual interest.

Thanks for looking.

-- Arnie

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#1 posted 03-26-2008 08:46 PM

Great looking board. I’ve seen that before in the Incra book.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 08:59 PM

Wow! That grain effect is spectacular.

Now forgive a dumb question, but it seems to me like you must need a fairly large slab of each wood type to begin with, right?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 09:05 PM

Can I be one of your friends?
Nice work.
Very interesting effect.

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 09:14 PM

“I’ve seen that before in the Incra book.”

Except it wasn’t an Incra. Just the table saw.

-- Arnie

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#5 posted 03-26-2008 09:18 PM

” must need a fairly large slab of each wood type to begin with, right?”

Yep. The saw kerf alone takes up a fair amount of the board, plus in order for the grain to look decent, you have to be kinda picky on grain selection.

BTW, thanks for the kind words, guys.

-- Arnie

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#6 posted 03-26-2008 09:45 PM

I want to be your friend too… That is nice. I haven’t seen one like that before. Thanks for sharing. Looking at the the grain pattern reminds me of those optical illusions, where you cannot see the rabbit and the duck at the same time.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 03-26-2008 09:59 PM

Hi Arnie,

This is a really nice looking board. They do make practical gifts as they are something that are well received. And they give you a good excuse often to use cutoffs and to simply spend some more time making sawdust. What is not to love about them.

Very nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-26-2008 10:06 PM

thats beautiful. i love how you matched the grain. it really makes the piece flow. great job!

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Dominic Vanacora

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#9 posted 03-26-2008 10:07 PM

Great idea, and attention to detail is amazing. I would have to mearsure 4 time and cut once, maybe.
I just finished a Tea Box. Well it was going to be a TEA Box. I messed it up so bad on only two bad cuts I had to change its use. From a Tea box to….I don’t know yet. Maybe just a box.
If I started making this Cutting Board it may end up as a serving tray. It looks a lot easier that it is.
Great Project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#10 posted 03-26-2008 11:22 PM

That is a fine, fine blend. I really like it. Good job.

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#11 posted 03-26-2008 11:58 PM

another eye popper !

welcome to lumberjocks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 03-27-2008 04:46 AM

I really like the different looks from all of the cutting boards we have been seeing lately.

This is another great looking piece.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#13 posted 03-27-2008 04:48 AM

I love the optical effects of the graphic.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 03-27-2008 06:40 AM

Nice Work! This is a great project!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#15 posted 03-27-2008 05:35 PM

beautiful job…i love that the more i looked at it…the more i saw…just like art…WELCOME TO LJ’s…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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