First posting and first project

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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.

-- Do it right the first time

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#1 posted 453 days ago

Nice job on these

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 453 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 453 days ago

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 453 days ago

Very nice cutting board. Welcome to LJ.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 453 days ago

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

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#6 posted 453 days ago

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

-- Do it right the first time

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#7 posted 453 days ago

Nice selection of boards : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#8 posted 453 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 453 days ago

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


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#10 posted 453 days ago

Good work and welcome to LJs!

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

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#11 posted 453 days ago

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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#12 posted 453 days ago

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 453 days ago

great job, they turned out perfect

-- Bryan, york pa

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#14 posted 453 days ago

Beautiful boards!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 453 days ago

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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