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WORLD'S SMALLEST END GRAIN CUTTING BOARD!

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Project by Steve Kreins posted 02-23-2014 05:09 AM 1542 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You might remember when I exploded my first attempt at making a cutting board. I ran it through the planer once, no problem, second time BOOM!

It was a poor clue up and I learned from the lesson. Tonight I was doing some cleaning of my shop and found the pieces in a trash bin. I hate to throw anything away so….......... I made the WORLDS SMALLEST CUTTING BOARD! 8 1/4×3 3/4

My wife loves it and says she will actually use it for cutting lemons and other small ingredients without messing up her large cutting board. ;) This actually reminded me how God took my broken life and made something beautiful out of the broken pieces. Thanks for all the encouragement I got from you LJs when I was ready to cry over a silly woodworking project. BTW, I did check my planer and no damage thank God.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!





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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 02-23-2014 05:16 AM

Ayep. End grain in the planer = very bad.

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alohafromberkeley

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#2 posted 02-23-2014 06:41 AM

You & your wife are really lucky to have each other….each day together is a real blessing. Thanks for posting…..........Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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DitchDoc

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#3 posted 02-23-2014 06:54 AM

Making something good out of something that is seemingly not. Way to go. I still need to make one of these one day.

-- Just making a little saw dust

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Steve Kreins

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#4 posted 02-23-2014 08:15 AM

Michael, I know that now, where were you when I needed you. ;) Remember, I’ve only been doing this for a couple of months. Give me your phone number and I’ll call you before I try anything new. It was exciting and I can always use a little excitement.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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lightcs1776

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#5 posted 02-23-2014 12:06 PM

Big things come in small packages. Looks very nice. There’s also a bit of a spiritual lesson there. God takes our messy broken life and makes something good from it.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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dustyal

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#6 posted 02-23-2014 04:11 PM

Or, call it a cheese board for serving? I did the same thing to my cutting board… and I saved the board and made it much thinner, shorter, and narrower…. duh… but the pieces left over scraps where put to good use… like box corner splines, and a couple of handles, etc… waste not, want not?

The sign of a good woodworker is how to correct mistakes, and reinvent a project?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 04:16 PM

Good save!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 07:38 PM

Remember, baby steps, walk before you crawl. your gettin the hang of it now buddy. Sure wish I was there to help you. Always ask yourself is this the best and safest way. Hope your feeling ok. Say hi to Judy.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#9 posted 02-24-2014 12:54 AM

super cool

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-24-2014 01:46 AM

You had too much time and effort to throw it away. Been there, done that!

It would have also made a cool lid for a small box.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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redryder

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 07:10 AM

A lot of my projects lately have been trying to save my screw-ups.
If you stare at it long enough, you can always bring in back from the grave.
Nice build…..............

-- mike...............

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anigan

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#12 posted 02-24-2014 12:37 PM

It’s projects like this that help me justify the big bin of cutoffs and scrap under my bench. Great job!

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 03:07 PM

Love the save, and love the story. Every piece should have a story, else what would we talk about?

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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Steve Kreins

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#14 posted 04-13-2014 09:38 AM

Just to show I’m improving. Of course it’s not end grain, but it didn’t explode either. ;)

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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