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Project by fred posted 2682 days ago 3205 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last October 2006 I was looking through one of the many woodworking magazines I receive and saw some cutting boards. They looked really nice, so I decided to make 12 of them for gifts.

End grain of Maple, Walnut and Cherry. Edge glued different widths together in a solid piece. Then crosscut in 1 1/4” strips. Flipped them end to end to arrive at the pattern. Then glued together. No edges line up with each other so they are really strong. Finished with mineral oil. These end grain cutting boards really can take a beating. To refresh, just sand and apply mineral oil again.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.





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Obi

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#1 posted 2682 days ago

Very nice … with a twist. I’m impressed.

And Welcome to the Shop

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2682 days ago

a cutting board is on my wish list!!
I really like the design you’ve created.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#3 posted 2682 days ago

Very nice Fred.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Max

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#4 posted 2682 days ago

Fred,

I really like the looks and design of this cutting board, it is quite eye catching… The three choices of wood work very well together.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2682 days ago

Fun design.

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Bill Cowan

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#6 posted 2682 days ago

OK, OK I like it. Now you guys are giving me the itch to branch out from box making for awhile. Especially these cutting boards. Maybe if I make one for SWMBO, she’d let me stay in the shop longer.

-- ICN, Bill, (http://www.coachbillcowan.com)

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2682 days ago

Obi – another one for our list…
:)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2682 days ago

Great pattern and mixture of wood. Welcome aboard.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Branden

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#9 posted 2682 days ago

Very nice, you beat me to the punch, these are on my list as well!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com

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Bill

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#10 posted 2679 days ago

Great job Fred. Those look too nice to actually use though.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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fred

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#11 posted 2677 days ago

Thanks Bill -

I made a total of 12 and when I gave them to the people I also give then instructions in the care of the cutting boards. Even telling them to come on back I will refinish it.

So, far 9 people agree with you and are not using them to cut anything. Maybe using as a cheese serving tray.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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Bill

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#12 posted 2676 days ago

Maybe you should re-title them as serving trays!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 2626 days ago

Great Job on the cutting boards, I’m sorry I missed this one earlier. It looks labor intensive, I don’t think that’s a one evening project.
By the way, did you ever see an article about wood versus plastic, in fending off bacteria. Wood wins.

I’ll have to search for that article.
I ran a search, & here’s some interesting material.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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PanamaJack

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#14 posted 2626 days ago

Ultra NICE Fred! Wonderful woodworking…again, a great piece of wood art.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Chip

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#15 posted 2626 days ago

Nice work as always Fred. I would imagine accurate cuts are the key to work like this. Great craftsmanship and beautiful designs. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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