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Endgrain birch cuttingboard set for family reunion

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Project by Kevin posted 736 days ago 784 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bigger board is roughly 12 in x 12 in, the smaller one is roughly 9×9. Finished with mineral oil then a coat of mineral oil and wax mix. Gonna be auctioned off in my wifes family reunion in 2 wks. Thanks for looking.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch





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majuvla

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#1 posted 736 days ago

Very nice boards,very nice end grain effect!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ethan Harris

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#2 posted 736 days ago

Nice boards! They are a good looking set.

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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Kevin

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#3 posted 736 days ago

Thanks Ivan and Ethan.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 736 days ago

Simple but nice looking. Is that the color of Birch or did the oil color it?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 735 days ago

What kind of Birch did you use ?

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

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Kevin

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#6 posted 735 days ago

Thanks Monte, the birch was a light color until I applied the oil, the endgrain really darkens. Dusty, this is sweet birch that I got from a local sawmill. I got a few pieces that had some really wild grain. I saved those for face grain cheese boards. I do think the boards look darker in the pics than they do in person.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 735 days ago

O’k, thanks. Hadn’t heard of Sweet Birch until now…..It’s Google time for me . LOL
Amazing how the glue lines almost glow…makes for an interesting design : )
Betula lenta L.

Sweet Birch

Betulaceae—Birch family

Neil I. Lamson

Sweet birch (Betula lenta), also commonly referred to as black birch or cherry birch, was at one time the only source of oil of wintergreen. It is the aroma of wintergreen emanating from crushed leaves and broken twigs to which this birch owes its common name, sweet. Its specific name, lenta, is derived from the tough yet flexible twigs that characterize the species. The wood is also unique. When exposed to air it darkens to a color resembling mahogany and, in times past, was used as an inexpensive substitute for the more valued tropical wood.

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

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Kevin

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#8 posted 735 days ago

Thanks Dusty, very interesting. I agree with you about the glue lines, its one of the things I like about using this birch for endgrain boards.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 735 days ago

I thank you for making me learn something new yesterday : ) Keep up the good work and have a great day !

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

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Kevin

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#10 posted 734 days ago

Thanks Dusty, glad I could return the favor from all the things I’ve learned since becoming an LJ.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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