The clank of the end grain boards......

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Project by JL7 posted 11-09-2014 10:09 PM 5923 views 16 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you’re going to build an end grain board, you may as well build 2 (or 14) just so you can here that distinctive clank they make when you stack one on top of the other….....

New job has really been challenging so I try to sneak in an hour or two of shop time in the evening to unwind…..

These are all the product of just gluing some boards together and see what you get….......some hit the mark better than others…....but all end grain…

Mostly just stuff from the scrap bin, plus a bunch of re-purposed flooring…...

Maple, Walnut, Yellowheart, Rosewood, Mahogany, Tigerwood, Cherry, Hickory, Ipe, and likely a few I forgot….

Here’s a few more:

Been selling a few of these, plus a couple will go out as gifts…....

Thanks for looking…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 11-09-2014 10:13 PM

I don’t know who cranks out the most product .. you or Monte.
Really nice stuff, Jeff. Some day I may try that

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 11-09-2014 10:23 PM

Awesome Jeff. The one with the two yellow arrows I have no words for. I want to do more end grain stuff but I will need to watch your video a few more times to be convinced that it is as simple as you say.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 11-09-2014 10:26 PM

thoughs look great Jeff, I need to learn that

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#4 posted 11-09-2014 10:36 PM

Gary – there is no contest – Monte wins. The deal is he never sleeps….I don’t know what it is, but I still need to sleep….and you should try building one (I mean two!)..

Bill, you’re already in the club so you KNOW how easy they are to build! Go for it!

Gscz – they’re easy – give it it a try!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 11-09-2014 10:37 PM

Jeff, your work never ceases to amaze!
Very nice!!!
And Firefighter…they are not as simple as Jeff makes out! :)

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 11-09-2014 10:51 PM

I know Dennie. I made a small one and it took a long time. I need to copy some of Jeff’s jigs and clamping apparati.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 11-09-2014 11:16 PM

Nice job Jeff, I would spend an hour just looking at the scrap bin…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#8 posted 11-09-2014 11:38 PM

Hey, Jeff,
Great boards…the wood colors and your imaginative patterns … always come up with something cool.
You can put me down for the one in the third picture in the upper group.

-- jbschutz

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 11-09-2014 11:42 PM

Great work. Really nice boards.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 11-09-2014 11:54 PM

Hey Marty…...there is way more time spent with a blank stare, then there is building by a long shot!

John, still waiting for you to stop by… can take #3 home with you…......

Thanks Monte!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 11-10-2014 12:02 AM

Gorgeous, Jeff! The 4th pic with the ‘leaf’ pattern is my favorite of this bunch,...I think.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 11-10-2014 12:14 AM

Jeepers, take a breath Jeff.

A very nice collection. And true, once you get it down you can crank them out – But Jeepers…...


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Don Broussard

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#13 posted 11-10-2014 12:19 AM

Well done, my friend! You certainly made good use of the scrap bin. Christmas presents—check!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#14 posted 11-10-2014 12:21 AM

always something new jeff
you go where no man has gone before
(just aliens) ?
congrats on this
and a new job too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 11-10-2014 12:39 AM

Awesome scrap pile.
I wish my “trial & error” efforts looked 1/2 as good!!!

My first cutting board (end grain at that), is progressing along….
ALL due to your inspiration!!! Thanks….

I gotta go do a LITTLE sanding….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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