Tony's Cutting Board

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Project by HawkDriver posted 04-18-2011 07:14 AM 2336 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My friend Tony came over today and is an avid cook. We spent the day eating donuts, shooting the breeze, watching drivers stop and check out the Beetle that a stranger set up for sale next to my driveway, chasing my husky down the street and making sawdust. This was the result. I’d say it’s something to be proud of. Good work Tony! Tony wanted a blood gutter so he bought me a new bit. BE Maple, Purpleheart and a Macaasar Ebony Edge finished with Butcher block oil.

Thanks for looking!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#1 posted 04-18-2011 07:19 AM

Now that is real nice… good one… and a juice groove… sweet.
I just love the pattern, colours and timber selection…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 01:07 PM

Hi Tony: That is a very nice cutting board,love the choice of woods.I too make a lot of cutting boards and rolling pins. Just joined Lumberjocks a few weeks ago,as soon as i learn to navigate the site, I will post some of mine. Have one question tho, are you glueing end grain to end grain here? Might lead to cracking in the future

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 01:49 PM

Terrific board! The color contrast is perfect. I was just looking at some ebony at the lumber mill the other day, but it is very expensive.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 04-18-2011 03:29 PM

Nice looking cutting board.

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#5 posted 04-18-2011 05:09 PM

sweet looking board

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

View HawkDriver's profile


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#6 posted 04-18-2011 05:58 PM

This is an end grain board, thus the faces are glued.


-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#7 posted 04-19-2011 08:08 PM

That maple and purpleheart end grain is harder than Japanese arithmetic :) Awesome selection of woods, great contrast. If these things weren’t so hard on my planer blades, so hard to sand, so time consuming to make…I would make more for gifts to my “Foodie” friends :) Great work and layout. My wife is still bugging me for one after I gave away a Cherry/Purpleheart board I made for her mom…..Maybe when I get around to pulling my planer blades and giving them a hone will I do this project again :)

Did you make the one on the counter in the background?


-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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#8 posted 05-21-2011 10:52 AM

Nice job Tony, now come back to Germany and make me one.

-- ~Michael,

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#9 posted 05-21-2011 05:41 PM

Jerry, yes I did. HH6 uses it everyday.

Elwood, Im sure Tony would love to go back to Germany.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#10 posted 05-21-2011 06:09 PM

That’s a nice project well done young man. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 02:25 PM

Very nice board and practical too with the gutter. Very eye catching. Thanks for sharing…........JIm

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

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