1st attempt at an End grain cutting board from reclaimed lumber

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Project by rockmolsen posted 02-11-2014 02:26 PM 1206 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine was replacing all the windows in his house and removed all the maple jam extensions. He asked if I wanted the wood. I got it all home, surface planed it all to remove the stain and ended up with some nice stock about 3/4” thick by 1 1/2 wide. My wife wanted a smaller board for our kitchen so I added in some Walnut and made the first one for her. It measures about 10” x 11”. Then using just the maple I made one for my friend for giving me the wood. Its interesting how much variation in color there was in the maple. That measures about 12’ x 13”. A lot of time sanding and I finished with many coats of mineral oil and paraffin wax mix. I did take the time to build a crosscut sled for my table saw to cut the slices.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 02-12-2014 03:44 AM

Not bad at all, keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 03:43 PM

They came out really beautiful. Very nice pattern, wood colors and finish. I’m sure your wife and friend likes them. Great work!

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