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Project by mickeyt posted 01-21-2013 06:23 PM 1186 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting and first project to put on LumberJocks. It appears that the right of passage is to make cutting boards.
I have never done anything like this before, with the glue ups and re-cutting and then flipping and glue up again.
I learned all the information from lurking here a LJ. Sorry I can’t remember who to give the credit too. The boards are Maple, Walnut, and Cherry woods, all are end grain, they are different sizes and thickness and all of them have a mineral bee’s wax finish. I bought the wood at a lumber mill and did the milling myself. Even bought cutting board designer to help with some of the layout, The program helped get my head around what the finished project would look like since I was having a problem with that.
After sanding forever on the first one since I did not want to use my planner, I found a good buy on a used drum sander, that made the rest of them go so much easier, I don’t think I would have made but one if not for the drum sander.
These were Made as Christmas gifts and I think they turned out pretty good, those that received them liked them so I guess that is what matters most.

PS: As soon as I figure out how to make a blog, I think I may be able to pay back some information.

Thanks for looking, comments and suggestions always welcome.
Mick

-- Do it right the first time





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 06:32 PM

Nice job on these

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 07:48 PM

Welcome to Ljs
A very nice job on a super looking board

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 01-21-2013 08:07 PM

It looks like you got the cutting board thing all figured out. Nice work!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 01-21-2013 08:43 PM

Very nice cutting board. Welcome to LJ.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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NedB

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#5 posted 01-21-2013 08:52 PM

Welcome to LJ’s, and I think you passed the cutting board ‘test’. Beautiful boards!

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

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mickeyt

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#6 posted 01-21-2013 09:12 PM

Thanks guys for the nice commits and warm welcome. Yeah I think I have the cutting board bug, I’ve made a few more since these and plan on making more.

Now can anyone tell me how to make and post a blog? I can’t seem to get it figured out yet. Like where do I post it and how do I add the photo’s as I go along telling the content?
Thanks again
Mick

-- Do it right the first time

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#7 posted 01-21-2013 09:47 PM

Nice selection of boards : )

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

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Roger

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#8 posted 01-21-2013 10:14 PM

A couple o very nice boards. You’ll have a blast on here.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 01-21-2013 10:22 PM

They are pretty good looking cutting boards with nice patterns on the beautiful wood combo. Welcome to LJ’s

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Tomoose

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#10 posted 01-21-2013 11:36 PM

Good work and welcome to LJs!

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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prattman

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#11 posted 01-22-2013 12:38 AM

Great looking boards and welcome to LJ’s. the secret cutting board makers guild of the eternal lumberjock will be sending you a video of the secret cutting board handshake, watch it, learn it, then burn it. there will be a test in the near future.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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grenger

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#12 posted 01-22-2013 12:44 AM

wow super nice, the second one is SUPERRR. Do you have the plans for that one
I also purchased cutting board designer… if you wish you could send me the file.

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

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#13 posted 01-22-2013 01:12 AM

great job, they turned out perfect

-- Bryan, york pa

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#14 posted 01-22-2013 05:09 AM

Beautiful boards!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 01-22-2013 09:09 AM

Very nice, I’m about to im bark on the making of one my self. First one for me. Is bees wax the best way to finish?

-- Mjones "Perfect inPerfections"

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