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I got a Grizzly G0458 Drum sander with the intent of making (end grain) cutting boards….

Besides putting my drum sander to use….
There were forces at work that compelled me to complete this board.
First off, my good buddy Eddie has the same drum sander and as of yet had not made a cutting board.
There began the challenge, as to who would draw first saw dust!!!

Another driving force was/is "The Chairman of the Board", aka JL7 otherwise known as my good buddy Jeff.
I'm sure y'all have seen his AMAZING work!!! Now then, there is no way that this board even comes close to his level of craftsmanship. As much as I am inspired by his masterpieces…. Jeff personally provided additional motivation!!!

As the title states…. This is my first attempt at a cutting board. Perfect by NO means, but many a lesson learned.

Made of Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) and re-purposed Maple flooring, with the usual mineral oil soaking.

(Opps, EDIT: roughly 11" X 15" X 1.5")

I wanted a unique look….
I also didn't want rubber feet attached with screws….
So to that end, I ended up with what you see. I also used re-purposed wine corks for the integrated feet.
I wanted a unique board…. Think I may have accomplished that.

Now that this board is done…. I wonder what Jeff has up his sleeve!!!

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Great job. They get easier with practice. Your journey has begun.
 

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Randy, it looks fantastic. I really like the shape and the hand holds, those are a nice touch.
 

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Well….....let me be the third to say…...BRAVO…..or it's about time! Nice work my friend, and the details make it unique and all yours…...cork! Well done…..
 

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congratulations son
it is a beauty

i guess this means
you are getting the lair working

you might want to make one for mom
with some magnet
so she can hang it on the fridge
next to your drawing of 'dog'
from when you were little
 

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I think it's official…......you drew first dust…...
 

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Great job, Randy! I like the subtlety of the end-grain design, and the shape, and the grips and…everything! Congratulations on first dust! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Monte,
Thanks, & practice makes perfect….
well perfect practice makes perfect!!!

Bill,
The shape was derived from the hope for an impression/illusion of a cylinder.
Not sure it was really achieved….

Jeff,
Glad you approve of my efforts.
Since cork is from the bark of a tree….
Could this be considered a "natural edge" board??? ;^)

DAD!!!
"The Lair" is working….
Might not be able to say the same for me!
Thanks for the kind words.

Candy,
I wanted, as my buddy "The Chef" & I call it….. A look of "Simple Elegance".
Soooo glad you like it.
 

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Way to go, Randy.
Sweet looking board.
Great idea for the feet….put a cork in it.
 

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Thanks, Gene.

Considering the cork feet & my skill level , perhaps this is a….
"Whine & Cheesy" Board!!!
 

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I like it, nice work !!!!!!
 

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Kudos Randy. While I appreciate the work that goes into many of the elaborate boards I see, I'm not a fan of the 'optical illusion' type geometric patterns. This one is a home run. I particularly like the shape.

Admit it, you already have about 6 more pattern ideas bouncing around in your head don't you??
 

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Great job on that board! Clean, crisp, flowing, sleek, etc. It has everything you want in a cutting board. I have
Some Jatoba but have not used it yet in a board. Thanks for posting.

Ellery Becnel
 

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Nice job.
Now pack up the sander and send it on down to me.

And yes, I did try to make a cutting board.
I gave up on it.
I need a drum sander or come up with ways to get much more accurate glue ups.
I went through half a contractor pack of sixty grit Diablo sanding disks on the ROS and still did not have a satisfactory level surface.
 

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I'm BOARD with all this talk… The next task at hand is making a matching handle for that knife. Dave has the rivets…..
 

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That's a beauty, I really like the way the changing widths complement the curved edges.
 

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Nice one, Randy! I like the curved ends and the routed hand holds too. I might have to steal the wine cork feet idea too.

Congrats on the Daily Top 3 too.
 

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Nice board Randy,and take it from me once people see it,it won't be your last brother.
 

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Congratulations Randy…but since you waited so long to get the "first" one, I'm positive there will be many more coming! You've made the jump and as others have said; "there's no turning back".
Nice work.
 
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