First cutting board

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Project by JCamp posted 01-09-2020 11:10 PM 563 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fancy but I had a little spare time after sinuses getting me down for a few weeks so I decided that I should build something. Didn’t feel up to much and didn’t have a lot of time so I cut up some of the scraps I had laying around and glued up a cutting board. Nothing to fancy. I tried putting a little pattern in it with the red oak but it didn’t “pop” as much as I hoped it would so it doesn’t show up well. Also didn’t dawn on me till I was finishing it that oak has to deep a grain to b good for a cutting board but it’s finished such as it is.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#1 posted 01-09-2020 11:27 PM

Looks like you have some Ambrosia Maple stuck in there too.

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#2 posted 01-10-2020 12:06 AM

Not sure what kind of maple it is but it came from a buddies saw mill in southern Ohio so whatever it is is native to my area. Also all the maple is the same type. I had a piece about two foot long and a foot wide that I cut up so all the colors in the maple came from the same actual board. Odd how it changed color that much. I was expecting it all to b blonde

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#3 posted 01-10-2020 04:00 AM

I’ve used Oak on cutting boards before and contradicting a lot of others, I haven’t had any problems with it. If you get it oiled or finished good, you shouldn’t have a problem with the open grain. I don’t think mine have ever had meat cut on it tho. Everyone has there own opinion on this matter. Good job !!! Mel

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#4 posted 01-10-2020 05:41 PM

Congrats on first board….wish you more to come and more complex patterns…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-10-2020 06:02 PM

Nice board. On the open grain. I worked in a butcher store in h.s. the”block” was end grain oak. I.e. very open grain. Those blocks last decades. No problems.

-- Petey

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