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Project by grenger posted 01-17-2013 10:20 PM 765 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cutting boards. More to come for sure. A few minor alignment errors.
my latest design

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 11:13 PM

Nice job….for “firsts” they look great. Keep on keepin’ on and those minor issues will go away and you will get new “issues” to overcome. LOL Nice work…they look really nice.

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

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grenger

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 11:26 PM

Thanks for the comments Jaykaypur

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 12:03 AM

This is a fine looking board ,good job

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 12:35 AM

There are no errors, just design features.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 01:22 PM

Nice. When i do end grain pattern boards i do them in smaller sections instead of all at once. For me it makes alignment easier as doing a dozen or more at once is like hearding cats. Also may try rubbing the pieces together and you will feel them grab somewhat after a few times and may help keep them together. I like your 4 board pattern, very interesting.

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 02:08 PM

Good Job!

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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grenger

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 02:44 PM

DavidIN.
Good idea i will try that on my next one.

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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grenger

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 02:01 PM

HELP!
did a cutting board with maple and purple-heart… i finished it with beeswax and mineral oi…

strawberries were cut on it and there is now red stained. I saw on the net that i could use lemon juice and soda to remove it. It did remove it but now the board his now a lot darker (black), especially the maple. What can i do to restore the colors
thanks

OOPS….. VINEGAR not lemon juice and soda

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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grenger

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#9 posted 01-28-2013 12:26 PM

slowly getting better at it. The last one maple, tigerwood, padauk is looking not bad.
thanks to all of you for ideas.

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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grenger

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#10 posted 02-01-2013 04:14 PM

New service tray or bread board, etc.

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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Dallas

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#11 posted 02-01-2013 05:55 PM

A cutting board that is used is going to change colors. I think your problem is that it’s like having a new car….. You baby it along until it gets the first dent or scratch, then hammer down for the rest of it’s life.

Another idea about color change: I made myself a nice thick end grain board with walnut, cherry and maple.
It is covered with mineral oil and beeswax, about 10-12 coats.
The silly thing seems to get darker every day and today is the second time I’ve used it. It’s now about a month old and only had garlic and onion chopped on it.
I have an edge grain board made from the same planks of the same wood with the same coating that has never changed colors even a little bit. I can hold it next to the raw wood and it looks the same.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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