3 chaotic end grain cutting boards

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Project by John posted 06-27-2020 09:11 PM 1100 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first turned out a little wilder than I expected.

The second has greyish handles.

The third has brown handles. It is a duplicate of one I made last time and really liked.

My daughter can pick one for her mother-in-law.

All the boards but one so far have gone to family members. The one went to the fellow who gave me some burls. The grandchildren can pick one in twenty years. I’ll have to start on great grandchildren next.

I don’t know about everyone else but the juice groove is where I find I have to be most focused. They are all in the 12” by 18” by 2” range.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 06-27-2020 09:22 PM

very nice

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#2 posted 06-27-2020 10:17 PM


-- PCREV in Florida

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#3 posted 06-27-2020 10:45 PM

Love that first one!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 06-27-2020 10:56 PM

Wow you sure got a mix of colors and grains in them!! Nice job!


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

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#5 posted 06-28-2020 02:39 AM

These are all great boards John. I need to add the juice grove in my next boards. They really stand out. Nice work.

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

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#6 posted 06-28-2020 02:59 AM

Dang, my burn box would never fill up, real bad news in camping season:)
them boards look real nice, LOL I don’t have the patience for end grain boards!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 06-28-2020 03:34 AM

Great job on the boards! I started making my cutting boards and matching cheese cutters using the wild design and never went back to a normal design. I don’t do a juice groove. I need to make a jig for that.

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John Stegall

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#8 posted 06-28-2020 12:51 PM

Patience, those really took patience. The 3rd one is my pick. It has a calming effect after viewing number 1. Good job on the glue up on all three.

-- jstegall

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#9 posted 06-28-2020 02:15 PM

Make my brain hurt, perfect!

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#10 posted 06-28-2020 07:22 PM

Thanks guys. My daughter picked No. 1 for her MIL.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 06-29-2020 02:42 AM

Very chaotic but I like them.
Reminds of modern era paintings.

Would look good in a frame.

-- James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 11-24-2020 03:32 PM

Very nice boards, a work of modern art.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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