Learning to Woodwork; End Grain Cutting Boards

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Project by CClark86 posted 01-25-2014 01:36 PM 989 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my father passed away he left behind a small but well equipped wood shop, I started playing around with his tools and since I love cooking I wanted to try and make a cutting board for myself and my soon-to-be wife. Since I didn’t have a planer (yet) I found a mixture of kiln dried and pre-milled woods and got to cutting. They were expensive boards to learn on, but it gave me the opportunity to learn the tools for the first time. Without a planer the glue joints are not perfect and the boards came out with some waves in them but I still use the one I kept daily after three years and it has held up well.

Woods: Hard Maple, Walnut, Paduk and Cherry

I submerged the boards in mineral oil until they were saturated. They wept oil for several days but they haven’t needed any additional coats or sanding yet, going on three years.

Haven’t stopped playing around in the wood shop since!



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 05:19 PM

Glad to hear your fathers tools are still making saw dust.

The boards are looking good.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 08:57 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Nice looking boards…I’m sure your Father is looking down on you with a smile. I often wonder what will happen to all the tools I have..all the kids live on the Mainland.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 01-25-2014 09:49 PM

Well you sure did ‘em justice. Nice work.

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 05:30 PM

Your boards all look great and well finished. Attractive wood combo and like the corner holes. Great job!

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