My cutting boards

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Project by childress posted 09-15-2008 12:37 AM 2563 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New here. This is my first post. These are some cutting boards that I’ve done recently. Like “Closetguy”, I fell into making these boards this past year. It started last christmas as presents. I loved building them so much, that when work slowed down and/or stopped, I just started to build end grain cutting boards. hope you like them.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#1 posted 09-15-2008 12:42 AM

Nice looking cutting boards. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 09-15-2008 12:49 AM

Really Nice Boards!! What type of finish did you use?

And, Welcome to Lumberjocks. Looking forward to more of your projects.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-15-2008 01:37 AM

Very nice boards. Every time I look at some ones cutting board I see something different to do when I make one. Yours look great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 09-15-2008 02:28 AM

Good looking boards. I really like em.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#5 posted 09-15-2008 03:43 AM

Thanks Guys, I really love the friendly and acceptable atmosphere here. It reminds me of the VW scene. I used to have a bug, and everybody (well mostly, anyways) was always willing to give a thumbs up or willing to help you in any way, shape, or form…Lumberjocks really reminds of those nostalgic days… Anyways, I only use beeswax w/mineral oil. I will put 2 to 3 coats of plain mineral oil, then use a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil to help seal the pores and create a more water resistant finish. Sometimes, I use a real thick paste mix of wax/oil. Then, the next day, when the oil is all absorbed and I have a nice coat of wax I polish it with my bench grinder/polisher. Although, I’m not completely convinced it’s needed. If I sand the board to 600 before oiling, it seems I get the same look, sheen wise. Still experimenting with different techniques. Thanks again.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#6 posted 09-15-2008 05:05 AM

Very nice Childress! Those are great looking.

...and Welcome to LJ.

Thanks for posting them.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 09-15-2008 07:21 PM

Very nice boards.
I have made one similar to the last one – “with legs”, but my is sagging in
the middle. Have you done something to keep it flat?


-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#8 posted 09-16-2008 01:37 AM

Yes, after I glued the “legs”, mine was “sagging” too. What I ended up doing was using two clamps underneath the board from leg to leg (one on each end). I clamped just until it was bowed the other way. left it over night and havn’t had a problem since. How thick is your middle section? I made mine 1&1/2” and I don’t think I would go any thiner.


-- Childress Woodworks

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#9 posted 09-16-2008 01:41 AM

Very nice looking boards, who would be able to put a knife in these???

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 01-19-2009 01:58 AM

Wow awesome boards! I really like the last one with the feet. Great work dude!


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#11 posted 01-19-2009 02:27 AM

I can’t believe I missed this project when it was first posted. I really like the walnut one. They are kind of addicting aren’t they?

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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