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Project by pinky2009 posted 06-05-2012 12:27 AM 1308 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the boards that I made for Christmas presents this past year. they are a variety of red oak, walnut, cherry, apple, red cedar and white cedar. The next to the last one is made from a scrap of premade butcher block top that my dad had left over from a kitchen island he was making. I used walnut for the center. The one I didn’t have close up of in the picture was made with walnut, red oak, and pen blanks in a variety of woods. It’s more for show not work. I used a small wood burning pen that I purchased from Michaels for the wording and initals.

-- Trying to carry on the family tradition...

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 12:58 AM

Nice boards. With all the cutting boards we make I often wonder how any are sold in stores.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 01:12 AM

Well I don’t have one in my kitchen. Im still using a plastic one. Everytime I get one made I decide to give it away or someone wants to buy it! Maybe one day…

-- Trying to carry on the family tradition...

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 01:14 AM

Great job on the cutting boards.

One has been on my to do list for years. Seems like all the other things come first.

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 01:16 AM

Fantastic Idea to use a wood burning pen to label the boards. How hard is it to use? I’m heading out the door to get one right now! Now I just hope my had writing is up to par… Oh wait metal lettering stencil oh man I’m so getting one of those….

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 01:47 AM

No need for stencils! I print the word in size 50-75 font then I use graphite paper to trace the word onto the wood. Wait until after you burn the wood to oil it. Its harder to burn when its oily.

-- Trying to carry on the family tradition...

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 02:29 AM

Great boards Pinky2009, the wood burning gives it that personal touch, very nice.

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 11:29 AM

Nice cutting boards, Pinky. Grandma’s kitchen is my favorite. I also like the idea of the wood burning pen—I’ll have to try that one.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 06-05-2012 12:11 PM

Wonderful CB’s. I am sure the people who received them will cherish them.

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

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#9 posted 06-05-2012 01:05 PM

Thanks everyone. I was able to get my hands on a scroll saw this past weekend so I plan on getting a little more creative soon!

-- Trying to carry on the family tradition...

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#10 posted 06-05-2012 01:10 PM

Nice work!! I plan on making cutting boards for next Christmas and like your idea to personalize them. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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