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Project by guitarchitect posted 05-05-2013 03:37 AM 1298 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first piece worth posting outta the shop! I’ve made a bunch of things, but what better project for a first post than a cutting board? :)

I’m not sure why the joints are brighter than the center, but in the sanding process I noticed and kept it… I like it! I went with larger units of wood (Hard Maple) because I had a wide board, and I liked the look. I’m also thinking it’ll be a stronger board, as the large offset will make it hard for any single stress to break open a glue joint.

Gave it a few drinks of mineral oil, then rubbed on a homemade oil/beeswax mixture. So far so good!





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 04:04 AM

Nice job. Has that layered brick look. Should go well in any kitchen. Thanks for posting.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 05:16 AM

Great looking board.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 05:28 AM

That is sturdy looking and it also looks good. How timely to see this. I just pulled a big hunk of maple and one of Walnut out of the wood shed to make an end grain board. This gives me some new ideas. Thanks.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#4 posted 05-05-2013 05:34 AM

I really like that board

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 05-05-2013 10:33 AM

The brick look is really cool.

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

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#6 posted 05-05-2013 11:10 AM

Great, you did something that I am thinking of… to bleach the board before the first gluing. It looks really cool!

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#7 posted 05-05-2013 11:42 AM

That looks really cool ! Too bad you don’t know what caused the change in color because I would like to replicate that effect. The only explanation I can think of is glue squeeze out that got wiped but left some slight residue that prevents the oil to go as deep in the end-grain, thus affecting the color ? I guess Sergio might be right that bleaching might produce similar effects. Let’s all experiment ! Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#8 posted 05-05-2013 06:34 PM

Could it simply be sunlight or oxydization? In which case I would guess the color will even out with timeā€¦

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