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(Free wood) Cherry and Maple Cutting Boards

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Project by paxorion posted 02-21-2014 04:19 AM 909 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A local hardwood dealer regularly has a small stash of hardwood boards with a good number of defects, free for anyone to take. I scored a few pieces of 6/4 cherry (with major checks down the line) and 4/4 maple (warped and twisted), and decided to make 2 cutting boards out of them. After rough cutting out the defects in the cherry, and splitting the maple, I was able to get a good number of usable pieces, and tried out a few arrangements to see what worked. Managed to get 2 decent sized edge grain boards. Both boards are sanded to 320 grit and finished with a mineral oil.
  1. A ~12.25” x 16” x 1”, with a rounded profile. This board will be a gift to a long-time friend.
  2. A 11.25” x 18” x 1.25” with a chamfer profile. Someone claimed the wood pattern reminded him of bacon, and so I won’t be parting with this board. Instead, it will replace a cheap bamboo cutting board that I bought a few years ago (which coincidently split right down the middle of a glue joint the day I finished sanding the boards).

-- paxorion





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#1 posted 02-21-2014 10:00 AM

great looking cutting boards…your friend will be happy…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 10:20 AM

mmmmm….bacon…

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 03:07 PM

They look great Very nice colors and stripes. A great gift indeed! Well done!

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