small end grain board

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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-25-2018 08:21 PM 1190 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well, true to my forum name I ‘saved’ some of my scrap ends from bowls. I found that if I cut them all the same heighth

and gathered enough of them

I could end up with a cute functional cutting board

Of course it’s not very thick, about 9/16”

but it will work for small jobs

btw – the scrap ends are the remnants of 20 bowls I’m finishing up.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 07-25-2018 08:50 PM

Nice board!
I am afraid iI would be very “bored” trying to glue that all together.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 07-25-2018 09:20 PM

when i look in your board i feel drunk…
nice board, buddy

-- bambi

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#3 posted 07-25-2018 10:21 PM

You sure sues up all the extra pieces! I have to make something like that too.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-25-2018 11:12 PM

This wise old owl is not only a bowl maker. He has a brain also and is very efficient also. Good job.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 07-25-2018 11:50 PM

Always a pleasure to see how to use up all those cut offs. Well done. I do the same when they start building up.
I’m finishing one up myself.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 07-26-2018 12:09 AM

Nice recycle of the bowl cutoffs, very functional. As for the thickness, I see no problem here, no rule that cutting boards need be super thick. If you think about it, the extra thickness doesn’t really provide any additional use over the 9/16”, just heavier to move around. Well, unless your going to bang it with a huge cleaver I guess, but a butcher’s table is for that.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 07-26-2018 04:06 AM

Great cutting board Dick. We use a bamboo cutting board that is thinner than 1/2” thick. I have made so many thick boards but for some reason, they never make it into our kitchen.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 07-26-2018 12:35 PM

These are nice cutting boards.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 07-26-2018 09:22 PM

Great use of off cuts Dick the finish is rather striking with its random pattern,
If you’re worried about the thickness you could possibly laminate it onto a backing.
nice result

well done on DT3 :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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