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My Fourth Project... Set of end grain butcher blocks

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Project by rivox1 posted 431 days ago 1098 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi jocks!

I’ve been told that for any woodworker a good cutting board serves as a right of passage of sorts, so I’ll let you guys tell me how I did!

I was going to make a giant butcher block, but the wife said it would be too big for the counter, so instead of a giant one, I made a big one and a small one.

The big one is 30 inches by 20 inches and the small one is 20 inches by 10 inches.

I used 3 coats of mineral oil and 1 coat of beeswax for the finish.

As always, comments, questions, and constructive criticism are welcome!

Thanks for looking!

-- Cheers and Safe Woodworking!





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 431 days ago

Nice cutting boards. You are now a member of the Degoose Cutting Board Club (DCBC)..I just made that up but it sounds good!! I think we all mad one at one time or another. They sure come in handy too!!

Oh, and Welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!!!!!................Only 27 days old today!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Willeh

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#2 posted 431 days ago

I’d say that you did a great job. They look fantastic!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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wilbur23

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#3 posted 431 days ago

I think you did just fine. I love how the grain pops. Very nice

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Michael Wilson

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#4 posted 431 days ago

Yep. You definitely get the merit badge.

I keep the square edges on mine. At first I said it was because I liked them better like that (rather than anything like “I’ve never used a router”.) But not it actually IS because I like them better like that :p

Well done!

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rivox1

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#5 posted 431 days ago

Thanks for the comments!

Jim: You’re a funny guy! Thanks for the humor!

madwilliamflint: I agree about the corners… I almost rounded them, but I just love the way they look as is. The only thing I want to add later on is some handles to move it more easily, cause it is heavy… plus it’ll add some style!

Thanks again for the comments!

-- Cheers and Safe Woodworking!

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 431 days ago

Very pronounced grain effect. Well done.

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

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 431 days ago

Welcome to the DBCB the secret handshake will be sent soon… LOL Great job I’m sure will be seeing many more as they’re addicting.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 431 days ago

Good job. If you want to learn more from the master himself, Degoose has a class on this under the classes tab. You should also just check out his projects. He is an inspiration.

-- 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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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 431 days ago

Those are sure nice big boards. Great job. DeGoose will be proud.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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6t5Goat

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#10 posted 431 days ago

These look great..

Don’t show these to anyone..

or else you’ll never stop getting requests for them..

I’m up to over 20 cutting boards..

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TonyCat

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#11 posted 430 days ago

rivox,
I like how pronouced the endgrain is and how you alternated the grain direction..
What type of wood did you use?

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 430 days ago

Looks like Pine or Fir in the photos.

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

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rivox1

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#13 posted 430 days ago

Thanks for the praise guys! I really appreciate it! I’m surprised at how it turned out… this being my first one I expected it to be a flop!

TonyCat: Dusty56 is right, I made it out of Pine. This being my first one I didn’t want to break the bank buying expensive wood knowing that there would be chance it would end up in the scrap pile! After I make one or two more I’ll start experimenting with nicer woods!

Thanks again for your comments!

-- Cheers and Safe Woodworking!

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madts

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#14 posted 430 days ago

Just great boards. I want to see more.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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The Box Whisperer

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#15 posted 430 days ago

nice job!, a very impressive 4th project. My 4th project was probably duct tape joinery. Its Maple I assume?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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