First cutting boards

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Project by Mekenikal posted 11-21-2015 04:09 AM 1255 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to try making an end grain cutting board for a while. My church is holding a fundraising auction and I decided it was a good opportunity to make an attempt. The dark is from a 3×3 chunk of walnut my grandfather had stored for as long as I can remember and gave to me. The light wood my father gave me that saved it from his burn pile. I’m not sure what it is. Any identification would be helpful. I used the butcher block conditioner for a finish and tight bond II glue.
Thanks for taking a look.

-- You'll either make something, or you'll learn something. - My Grandfather

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Randy M.

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 01:10 PM

Those look great and sure they will sell well especially with the history if the wood. Hope you kept some wood to make one more.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 06:38 PM

Good looking cutting boards! I hope your church does well with the auction.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 04:33 AM

I bet those will bring in a nice bid at the auction. Your first try turned out pretty well.
Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 11-22-2015 05:03 AM

Thanks for the compliments. They did well. Yes I have more to make a few more but I think they will be for myself and close family made out of this particular wood. For some reason where the wood came from means a lot to me. I have a gun cabinet that was given to me for Christmas made by my father and grandfather out of wood from trees my grandpa planted with his father when he was a kid.

-- You'll either make something, or you'll learn something. - My Grandfather

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#5 posted 11-22-2015 01:04 PM

That’s a fine job. Now that you see how to make designs in the end grain boards, the sky is the limit. Try adding some cherry. It really pops when you put that conditioning oil on it.

-- --Dale Page

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#6 posted 11-22-2015 02:08 PM

Nice job. I like what you did with the smaller one. Excellent results for a first board.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 08:12 PM

The reason your pictures are sideways is that the site doesn’t know how to handle pictures taken in portrait mode. Turn your phone or camera to take a landscape oriented picture.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#8 posted 03-01-2016 02:32 AM

Thanks for the info Matt. Taking pics in portrait mode is a habit I’m now trying to break.

-- You'll either make something, or you'll learn something. - My Grandfather

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