'Tis Cutting Board Season!

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Project by smitty22 posted 271 days ago 752 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time to make a few boards for Christmas, this one an order from another neighbor.

Maple, walnut, cherry, ash and purpleheart in the center, 15” x 20” x 1 1/2”.
Pic 1 is finished board
Pic 2 is prior to finish
Pic 3 the edge
Pic 4 the bottom.
First attempt at a juice groove, not as easy as it looks.

I have only my Dewalt ROS and a couple of hand planes to surface finish, so an end grain board this size usually takes around 30 hours to complete. I’ve always been happy with the result and even more glad when one is finished!

Finish is the usual GF Salad Bowl Finish, saturated from both sides then sanded, about 3 repeats of that.
To complete, tried Paul Clark's new finishing oil and wax this time, works very well and the aroma is most pleasant. Recommended!

Thanks for looking,

-- Smitty

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#1 posted 271 days ago

Dale….these are some great boards…...I have a drum sander and it still takes a TON of sanding, so I get it…...the first few end grain boards I built without the drum sander…...let’s see, I’ll Tuesday and Wednesday off to sand….. :)

The results of your efforts are worth it though…they will be great gifts…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#2 posted 268 days ago

Fine lookin cutting board

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

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#3 posted 268 days ago

That’s a beautiful cutting board and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 266 days ago

Beautiful, great colors and finish. They make great gifts for Christmas indeed, great job!

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