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I made these for family, to give as Christmas gifts. Being short on time and wood , I decided to make edge-grain cutting boards instead of the preferred end-grain boards, and it seems that most of us that work wood , sooner or later end up making a cutting board, I know I've seen many beautiful and fine examples here on LJ'S. These are made of three of the most tried and true north American hardwoods, walnut, cherry, and hard maple ,finished with watco butcher block varnish and mineral oil. I couldn't resist adding a little embellishment, so I added some inlayed end-grain strips to the ends of each board. With a little more time and wood now, I plan to make some nice end-grain boards.

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Really nice boards.
 

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I'd be very happy receiving one of those. End grain, long grain, diagonal grain, makes no difference if it is purdy!
Nicely done.
 

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Very well done, I really like the inlay designs.
 

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Yea you gotta love those boards…you did very good on them.
 

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You done did good there… them boards are pretty
 

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very nice, the inlay adds a nice touch to the boards, great work
 

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I would call these face grain not edge grain. Am I incorrect in this and if so, what is the difference between the two.

Very nice boards by the way.
 

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I have never made a cutting board in my shop … should I now remove myself from this site?

I should qualify that as when I was in high school I joined Junior Achievement and one of our products was a single piece oak cutting board.
 

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Very nice Larry, love the timber combo, shame to run a knife across them :)
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I forgot to compliment you on your work as these are indeed good looking CB's!
 

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Very nice boards. Every time I see one of these posted it makes me want to take the plunge and make a couple. I definitely think the inlay on the ends was good idea, just makes them look like you went the extra mile:)
 

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Great looking boards : )
 

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Hi Jean, technically, you're probably right in this instance. I think edge-grain/face-grain is used interchangeably when describing grain direction on a cutting board. I guess the correct term here would be long-grain.

Hi Pete, thanks for the compliment , and I have to tell you that your sentiment was also expressed by my family. " It would be a shame to run a knife across them ". but, I reassured them , That's what I made them for.

Thanks everyone for the nice compliments, and "old novice ", these were my first cutting boards, so it's never to late to make one.
 

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these are great, then end grain strips in them really make them look nice… I've been maing endgrain ones lately but i may just have to try this idea after seeing yours. Well done.
 

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They look Great Larry, Your work is always an inspiration box to board.
 
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