Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cutting boards'

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Cutting Boards Vs Serving Boards Nomenclature #1: Cutting Boards Vs Serving Boards

02-14-2019 09:06 PM by BCWP | 6 comments »

I have been “working with wood” as a hobby for aver 30 years. Co-built a canoe, soloed a cradle, canoe paddles, small kitchen utensils, etc, for many years. When I had far too much left over wood, I looking for appropriate uses. This introduced me to end-grain cutting boards. It is not much of a stretch to start expanding into what I call serving boards. Huh? Someone says. Are they not the same thing? Nope. And this is my “bone of contention”, or “rant of t...

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Cutting Boards #1: Cutting Board Christmas Gifts

01-21-2019 05:10 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I made twenty cutting boards for Christmas gifts this year. I choose a Woodsmith plan as my basis for its design. My primary wood was 8/4 rough sawn cherry. After cutting the long timber into manageable lengths I milled them four square: a flat surface with an edge square to it and then passed that through my thickness planer. I then ripped strips 1 1/8 inches wide so I could then rotate them 90 degrees. I then glued those pieces together into panels. From here I milled a surface flat a...

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New Guy Table Saw

09-07-2015 01:18 AM by Endgrain123 | 14 comments »

Lots of great info on this blog! Hoping to get a little guidance here. I am new to woodworking after finding a stash of rough walnut in my Grandfather’s garage after he passed. At this point, all I want to do is build some end grain cutting boards as many of you have done. I have a planer, dust collector and jointer from cragslist that do a great job. All I need is a the table saw. I have very little invested in this and don’t want to spend a lot on table saw as there is a c...

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Just created an Etsy store for my woodwork

09-09-2014 12:07 AM by Patrick Garrett | 3 comments »

I figured it’s time to start my blog on Lumberjocks, and what better way than to announce that I’ve started an Etsy store for my woodwork (so far just cutting boards, but more to follow) and my wife’s mosaics! If you want to take a look, it’s here: Regards,Patrick

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Ribbons in Cutting Boards

07-27-2014 02:52 PM by prospector45 | 9 comments »

Several years ago I saw this ribbon design at I started by selecting the body of the design. In this case, padauk, yellow heart, aand hickory for three boards. Then I laminated the “ribbons” Then I cut 2” holes in the boards that make up the body of the design. The problem for a flat boarder(cutting board) was how to create the plugs without a center hole. The first idea was wood turning but this would require a massive square of exotic wood...

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Cutting board question #1: is ipe, epe ok to use for cutting boards???

07-14-2012 02:55 PM by abie | 4 comments »

My shop group ( Retired folk) was donated many short cut offs of ipe, epe..Can they be used for making cutting boards? I know this stuff is hard and hard on tools…is it hard on people who use them?should we just throw it away or make something useful?Comments and suggestions appreciated.

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Glue up problem - In an end grain cutting board, swelling of one species busting glue up

04-27-2012 02:25 AM by Kevin May | 6 comments »

I have an end grain cutting board made of purple heart and yellow heart. The blocks are squares, 1-1/8” square, about 1-1/2” long/thick, glued up with mixed patterns (making letters). The board was treated with mineral oil. It appears that the yellow heart pieces have swollen from absorbing the mineral oil, and have busting some of the glue joints. Has anyone ever experienced this type of problem? Thanks for reading and your comments. Kevin

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Boards. #7: Today...

11-03-2011 09:20 AM by degoose | 14 comments »

Yesterday I was a little busy…. I ripped and glued up some blanks for some boards…no pics but they were just simple laminations… Today when the glue was set I took them out of the clamps and made the secondary cuts and got ready for the next glue up… Here are a few Camphor Laurel end grain boards.. Not glued up yet.. A smaller version to go as a pair… maybe… Can’t wait for the glue up… and sanding… then a coat of oil to pop...

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End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #12: Recessed handles...

06-27-2011 10:26 PM by degoose | 5 comments »

After sanding the boards, the router table was set up with a dish cutter bit and some timber clamped to the table to act as limiting stops. The end of the boards were then passed over the bit to create the recesses… This was done in several passes.. raising the bit after each pass. There is a little burn mark on the ends but a lot of sanding will remove this… lol Nah… I can live with a little burn… it will blend in ok with some oil… As you can see ...

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Wood Types and Properties #3: Know your wood #3-Oak

05-16-2011 12:19 AM by Paul Sellers | 10 comments »

Oak leaves have a unique and distinctive leaf shape Oak trees grow on each of the five continents and cultures at every level have relied on the wood and acorn, the tannic acid and the bark throughout the millennia. Great ships with oak bows and rudders crisscrossed the globe.  Massive barns and manorial homes came from the stems and crooks of full-grown oaks in every county. It would be impossible to catalogue the provision we have from the ancestry of the common oak.  Oak works...

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