Yew & Black Walnut End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by kody posted 09-24-2012 03:32 AM 2150 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yew and Black Walnut end grain cutting board finished with wax and mineral oil.

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 04:22 AM

Love all the grain : )
Is the Yew a soft or hard wood ?

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

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 04:36 AM

Dusty56- Yew wood is a hardwood and stands alone in its species. It’s a evergreen and somewhat difficult to work with.

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 04:42 AM

I thought it was an evergreen , but around here , they are only shrub size that I’ve seen.
I believe that only trees that are deciduous are known as hardwoods , unless the Yew is something special : )
I really don’t know much about them.

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 04:55 AM

Those are very cool.I especially like the out-of-square shape. Might have to steal that idea from you.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 11:11 AM

Love the shape of these boards

-- Bevy - NH

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 11:15 AM

Nice work. Love the dimensions of this board. Looks like it would last a lifetime of use.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 02:24 PM

Very cool looking cutting boards!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 09-24-2012 02:49 PM

Very nice looking. I would not want to cut and scratch them up.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#9 posted 09-24-2012 05:44 PM

What technique do you use for routing the juice groove?

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#10 posted 09-25-2012 01:47 AM

Really handsome work.

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#11 posted 09-25-2012 11:20 PM

Those are really sharp looking. I like your pattern work..really tight, straight lines. Did you use any kind of clamping jig/fixtures? I find when i try to glue up end grain boards similar to these things tend to bend and move with clamping pressure. Is Yew a food safe wood? It sure looks nice though..great work!


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#12 posted 10-17-2012 04:12 PM

Very nice boards kody. Yours shapes on these boards are very original and well thought out

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#13 posted 04-26-2013 03:57 AM

and i thought my cutting boards good! those make mine look pretty simple. very very nice!!!!

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