My 1st and 2nd cutting board - inspired by LJ's here

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Project by jroot posted 193 days ago 652 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The very talented folk on this site inspired me to make some cutting boards for Xmas. I made several of this one for Xmas gifts. This one has maple, walnut and some sort of red wood, which I had forgotten about for 15 years, that I just happened to have lying about, so the cost was only my time. Finish is mineral spirits and beeswax. Do you recognize the red wood? Are the central two strips padauk?

The second cutting board, I just completed. It is end grain containing maple, walnut and cherry. I was also inspired by Mike from Buffalo with his plate shape cut into and under the board. I wanted to keep it rectangular in shape so I merely cut out the part circle with my bench saw … just enough for the plate to partially slip under. I chose the roughest side for the bottom, and put rubber feet on it as well so it dries off well. Finished again in mineral spirits and bees wax.

-- jroot

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#1 posted 192 days ago

Great work sir

-- 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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#2 posted 192 days ago

Thanks, Monte.

-- jroot

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#3 posted 192 days ago

Nice work – very attractive.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#4 posted 191 days ago

Thanks, R_Stad. It is not good enough to gift, but certainly good enough to use for ourselves.

-- jroot

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#5 posted 191 days ago

Those a very nice and clean for first board.

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 189 days ago

Both boards look great. Very nice wood combo and great idea on the cut out for the plate. Great job!

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#7 posted 188 days ago

Thanks, lanwater and Fishinbo. Your comments are much appreciated.

-- jroot

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#8 posted 154 days ago

Great work! Love the complementary woods.

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