My first cutting boards

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Project by cjwalker18 posted 09-08-2013 08:46 AM 1787 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first projects I have made since I just started woodworking. These boards have taught me so much and at the same time I enjoyed the challenge. Lots of room for improvement and I can’t wait untill I get back out in my shop this winter to make more projects and let the wood teach me some more!

-- John, WI

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 11:41 AM

Nice job John. What did you use for the finish?

-- DonB

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 01:05 PM

Looks like a heck of a first start to me CJ…..nice work

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 03:20 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 04:32 PM

John, these look great!! You, and all the other LJ’s, have inspired me to start making cutting boards, too.

Great work on these!!


-- "All good stories cost you blood or money" - Pat Finney

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 07:43 PM

Awesome! Great job! Congratulations and thank for post. Take photos at the process!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 09-10-2013 05:13 PM

Nice work on these.

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

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 04:50 PM

They all look great. Pretty designs and wood colors. Like most the bricks design. Great job!


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#8 posted 09-13-2013 09:10 PM

I like this brick design. Lot of beautiful boards you made.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-15-2013 02:43 AM

I used Watco butcher block oil and finish on all of these boards. I may have over done it with multiple coats. I like the glossy finish but may have built a film of finish by using the multiple coats. I have read that just mineral oil would maybe be another alternative. I am new at this and open for any and all suggestions. Thanks to you all for your comments. I enjoy looking at woodworkers projects and I sure am glad I found this site, as it has inspired me to start working with wood. Thank you

-- John, WI

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