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These are my less expensive boards for my first show in August. I usually make about 35 - 40 total in 7 different styles for each show and generally sell all but a handful for $25 - $40 each. Where I make my money is they are made entirely from scraps and shorts. I'll run the both sides through the drum sander to flatten but I only sand the top with the ROS. Of course no rubber feet or finger grooves are needed in these designs. Finish is mineral oil where my premium boards I finish with wiping varnish.

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Pretty nice! Hope you sell them all !
 

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Somehow even though all are nice; the "fish" ones have the most appeal to me.
 

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I vote for the ones in the second picture. Very creative
 

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I agree with Betsy, the ones in the second picture are different than those I usually see and very appealing.
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I am sure this has been addressed before but i must ask.
Tell me about all these end grain to end grain and end grain to long grain glue-ups. I was taught and always believed that that was not good joinery. I must be wrong because I see them in projects on here all the time so give me some clues about the subject please.
Oh, BTW, very nice work.
 

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These are great. What I like best is you said you used scrape to make them. I have piles of end cuts that I save but never know what to do with.

I'd love a little more "how to" info on how you make them.
 

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I am sure this has been addressed before but i must ask.
Tell me about all these end grain to end grain and end grain to long grain glue-ups. I was taught and always believed that that was not good joinery. I must be wrong because I see them in projects on here all the time so give me some clues about the subject please.
Oh, BTW, very nice work.

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I've never had a edge grain to end grain to flat grain joint fail. If it is something that will endure a lot of stress I may use my rail and stile bit for more glue area and more strength. Most of these though are just glued up. Around here I have more problems with warping or cupping.
 

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These are great. What I like best is you said you used scrape to make them. I have piles of end cuts that I save but never know what to do with.

I d love a little more "how to" info on how you make them.

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When I get done with all my big projects I make piles of scraps and shorts. Obviously some of the wood in these were still in the 12" range which isn't really a scrap but it is short for any of the larger projects. When I get done with these I take the really little stuff and make the cheese slicing boards. Anything left over after that gets tossed out.
 

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Nice collection Jim!

The oval boards remind me of the Zulu shields in the old movie "Zulu".
 
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