End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by neverstoplearnin posted 04-16-2013 02:44 AM 4586 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this because I went to my local saw mill to pick up a slab for a coffee table and saw these two pieces of walnut and couldn’t pass them up. I figured somebody in my family or a friend could use a new cutting board and now I have one laying around for the occasion.

-- *God is Good*

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#1 posted 04-16-2013 03:12 AM

Looks very sharp. Is that all walnut? I see some BLO and poly in your pictures – what was your finishing technique?

-- Dan :: Minnesota

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#2 posted 04-16-2013 03:40 AM

What a great finish.
Is that all walnut with alternating face and end grain?
Great job.
Some lucky family member will cherish that.

-- Quicksilver

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#3 posted 04-16-2013 05:07 AM

Great work. Someone will love it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-16-2013 06:09 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 04-16-2013 11:42 AM

Very nice grain combos.

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#6 posted 04-16-2013 11:44 AM

The board looks fantastic!

Just make sure you let that BLO harden off before using the board – ingesting BLO may be harmful to the liver.

Once it cures in a few days, it is perfectly safe.

Nice build!


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#7 posted 04-16-2013 01:37 PM

Fantastic board! :D

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#8 posted 04-16-2013 01:43 PM

very sharp love the colors

-- greg indiana

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#9 posted 04-16-2013 03:00 PM

beautiful one. I like the combination of dark colors much more than the contrasting ones.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#10 posted 04-16-2013 04:08 PM

I used 1/3 BLO, 1/3 poly, and 1/3 mineral spirits as a wiping varnish. I let it cure for two weeks and it is still sitting without use.

-- *God is Good*

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#11 posted 04-16-2013 04:14 PM

I don’t know exactly what the species of walnut is but the lighter color was milled 52 years ago which is why I wanted it so bad and then when I cut it open to expose that amazing grain pattern I was floored.

-- *God is Good*

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#12 posted 04-16-2013 05:52 PM

Simply beautiful. You really did a nice bit of work on this!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#13 posted 04-17-2013 01:50 AM

Real nice job on this . I have not heard of this finish for cutting boards before .

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#14 posted 04-17-2013 03:09 AM

Very nice work….

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#15 posted 04-17-2013 03:34 AM

I cant for the life of me think of were I came up with this combo for the finish. I want to say that it came from a “thewoodwhisperer” video. If that is were I got it from then thanks to Marc for the tip. If its not or I did it wrong then he had nothing to do with it Lol. Ok so before I finished typing this I went back and viewed the video and it was Marc that gave me the idea. The link below will take you to the video its about 7 mins into the video that he talks about it.

Thanks for the tip on the finish Marc.

-- *God is Good*

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