my first cutting boards!!!!

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Project by whitebeast88 posted 11-10-2013 05:38 PM 1845 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

finally made my first boards about a month ago.
1)my first made for my wife made of walnut and maple,when i took the picture she had already used it a couple of times.i made a second just like it and didn’t take a pic before i gave it as a wedding present.
2)made of walnut and maple also.
3)made of cherry and maple.
4)made of walnut and cherry.(my favorite one to date)

all are finished with salad bowl finish cut 50% with mineral spirits.i’ve got to make 6 more for christmas presents.thanks for looking!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 06:00 PM

well done… nothing more satisfying then making and giving cutting boards and I like like these very much

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 06:01 PM

Those are some pretty boards there sir, awesome build.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#3 posted 11-10-2013 06:01 PM

They look good, but if I may ask a question, why cut salad bowl finish with Mineral spirits?

Why not just warm them and apply mineral oil, then when you have a good amount of it in, add a coat or two of salad finish?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 11-10-2013 06:28 PM

Nice boards Marty…. I got a couple glued up down in the cave now and its funny because I did the same pattern (big block, little block) on one of them…lol Must have been some subliminal messaging during that bama-LSU game last night or some such. Fine work buddy

-- 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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#5 posted 11-10-2013 06:47 PM

thanks dan’um and todd really like them and am looking forward to giving them as presents.

buster,i don’t know if it was sumliminal or not cause i barely have enough brain power to blow my nose.

dallas,i’ve read on here and other place about anyone using sbf to cut with min spirits.which i thought was odd when thats whats recommened to clean up the sbf.put i used 3 coats and it seem to turn out pretty good.i was thinking about using mineral oil on my next ones.thanks.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 11-10-2013 09:08 PM

The salad bowl finish that I have (GF) specifically says NOT to cut it with anything, right on the directions for use label.
It’s already more than 60 percent mineral spirits right out of the can. Basically all you’re doing is adding to the price of the product and waiting for the excess mineral spirits to evaporate into the atmosphere.
Nice selection of boards though : )

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#7 posted 11-10-2013 09:46 PM

man these are nice!

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#8 posted 11-10-2013 11:56 PM

Great job

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#9 posted 11-11-2013 01:35 AM

Nice looking boards. That 50% salad bowl finish looks great.

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#10 posted 11-11-2013 04:46 AM

Nice selection of cutting boards and finnished off really well ! Great gifts and should last many many years.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 11-11-2013 10:53 PM

thanks for the kind words.

dusty:i used the sbf general finishes and it don’t recommend using it on cutting boards but with so many on lj’s saying they use it i figured i coundn’t go wrong.i didn’t like the thought of cutting it 50% being thats what they want you to clean it up with,but on there web site they recommend if you use it on cutting boards to cut it.i think my next one i’ll try mineral oil.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 11-11-2013 11:10 PM

Interesting. I never looked at their site, just read the label directions. Funny that they don’t want you to cut it, but if you do…... LOL

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