At last - cutting boards from Yorkshire!

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 01-09-2012 08:24 PM 3470 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are, as at January 9th 2012, 774 projects labelled with ‘cutting board’ on Lumberjocks. I thought I ought to see what the attraction is, so 2012 saw me in the ‘shop knocking some out. For me, the joy of seeing the pattern come to life when I slapped on the mineral oil (Liquid Paraffin in the UK) was worth the time spent in making the boards.

A friend (thanks Louise!) had given me some enormous bags of ‘short ends’ from a factory that makes luxury kitchens. She had been given them to burn! They were mostly oak, but there were also some boards of cherry, sycamore, walnut and, possibly, tulipwood (Liriodendron tulipifera). They were nearly all accurately dimensioned to 3/4” thickness and were all between 8” and 24” long. So, a good start to this little project.

These cutting boards are pretty standard, but a delight to see and will impress eventual recipients as gifts. My thicknessing sander really came in useful for these…
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-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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Alex Lane

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 08:27 PM

Sweeeeet! I gotta make some of those!
And that sander….Awesome job.

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 08:33 PM

Hey Stewart, lookin’ good. Nice to see you.
Building boards is kind of fun. You so nailed it.

I like them,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 08:58 PM

They came out wonderfully, Stewart. Very nicely done indeed.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 09:03 PM

Eh champion our Stewart.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 09:08 PM

Great work on these Stewart! happy New Year dear friend!

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 09:38 PM

These are fantastic, Stewart!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 09:59 PM

These are all way cool cutting boards,really nice designs.


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#8 posted 01-09-2012 10:10 PM

Gastronomical Stewart! Really beautiful boards. When you decide to do something, you do it right!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-09-2012 10:38 PM

Your work is always top-notch, Stewart. Great looking boards!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 01-09-2012 11:26 PM

Wow! I like these boards. The grain and pattern with the contrast really make these cutting boards standout.

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#11 posted 01-09-2012 11:39 PM

By ‘eck, champions right! Great job.

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#12 posted 01-10-2012 12:30 AM

Stewart: Those are some great boards. Especially from scrap.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 01-10-2012 01:26 AM

Beautifully done, Stewart. And your price for stock cannot be beaten!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#14 posted 01-10-2012 02:05 AM

Very good Mr. Stewart, beautifully made, as is usual for your work, Sir.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 01-10-2012 04:04 AM

Nice lookin boards! Cutting boards are on my do list also. I expecially like the board in the 3rd pic (assuming
you count like I do: left,right, left right, left ). Really nice pattern. Well done.

-- Ben in Va

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