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Project by NedB posted 09-10-2012 02:08 AM 1138 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first of a series of ‘small’ end grain boards in the wood whisperer tradition. I glued up a long blank awhile back, and had a planer kickback… which broke the blank. One of the chunks was close to ‘finished’ and so I sanded it into submission.

I’d estimate it is about 5” wide by 7” or so long, and just about 1” thick. the last image shows the blank which I still have on hand. I’m going to make a set of boards for some christmas gifts, expect more photos of them as I get them done.

I finished it up this afternoon several coats of mineral oil etc. It already found a home… with my son’s college roommate. I figure Adam can get another one easy enough, and Dan was shocked that I had made it, so I sent it back to school with them.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 03:26 AM

Very nice, Ned…

You are sure making the best of it!

Very COOL little cutting boards!
Way back when, after I made some Banding Strips per Bob Simmons videos, I had some material left over!
That banding material goes a long way when you’re only slicing 1/16” slices of the stuff…

So, what to do with 1/2” x 1/2” strips of Maple & Walnut?
I decided to make a couple of cutting boards just about the same size as yours… small 5×7x1/2 er’s
To this day, they are our Favorite cutting boards to GO TO… Perfect for cutting onions, tomatoes, etc.
We LOVE them! The 1/2” thickness seems to be “just right”.

So, if you want to double your output, resaw them down the middle! LOL

Mineral Oil is all I have used to finish them… every once in awhile, I rub in some more to rejuvinate them… while you’re at it, wood handle knives can be treated at the same time… Sure does wonders for old wood-handled knives! Wooden spoons, forks, etc. too… Wooden bowls is a must… doesn’t take up much time… a little goes a long way. LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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NedB

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 05:01 AM

Joe, thanks, I have a ton of maple on the racks in the shop; so I’m not sure I’m ready to resaw just yet for cutting boards, besides I’m ‘pushing’ the limits as it is on my planer, and my resaw blade has a serious ripple effect as it moves through material.

As for finish, all of my cutting boards get straight mineral oil using the classic once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month forever recipe.

I’ve got to go pick up some more sand paper tomorrow, one of several errands I have to run after I drop my wife off at work. (I’m between assignments at the moment, and enjoying my shop time!)

When I get back from the errands, I’m going to be planing down the boards I have ready and waiting (glue setting overnight) Should have some finished boards to show off by tomorrow night.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 02:23 PM

Nice size board : ) You can save a LOT of sanding by using a scraper !

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

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NedB

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 03:07 PM

Thanks Dusty, I have a couple scrapers, but they’re still ‘new in box’... not tuned or ready to go in any fashion, and i don’t have a file or burnisher yet. I’ll keep that in mind though, while I fire up the ROS.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 03:15 PM

See LumberJock Todd Clippingers video about using and sharpening scrapers….very useful and quickly done : )
http://blip.tv/american-craftsman-workshop/the-american-craftsman-workshop-sharpening-cabinet-scrapers-episode-1-1629380

http://lumberjocks.com/toddc/blog/6753

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