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Old 12-22-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Anyone else, pulling an all nighter in the work shop, finishing up some last minute gifts? I've got a few more things to make so I'm sure this won't be the last late night before Christmas. Put the finish on a desk top picture frame, and a cutting board tonight. Pretty happy with how they both turned out. Luckily I had a few good beers to keep me motivated.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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I wish I knew how to do stuff like that, awesome!
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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That's some fine looking work there.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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Nice! But if it were me, I'd take that cutting board and run it through the table saw again - crosscut it in 3/4" strips, rotate each strip 90° (so end grain is up), and make a butcher block cutting board. It's much easier on the kitchen knives (the knife edge can slide between the end grain fibers, instead of chopping across grain)

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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I'd like mine to be white oak with alternating cherry. Thanks.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #6
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I'd like mine to be white oak with alternating cherry. Thanks.
oak(open grain wood) is not good for cutting boards, the open pores will contract food particles
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oak(open grain wood) is not good for cutting boards, the open pores will contract food particles
I've got one in my kitchen I made from hard maple and cherry. Beautiful board, but I need to refinish it (had some minor issues with the first finish job.) Once I have time to work again, I fully plan on making a half dozen or so for Christmas gifts next year.

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #8
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This one is hard maple and American walnut. I went with a side grain board as apposed to an end grain for vegetables and other non meat products. The side grain is slick and hard so your knife will glide across it better when cutting. End grain tends to grab a little more, it's fine for meat because you're typically not doing any type of fancy repetitive knife work, but for this particular board side grain was the best.

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #9
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Here are two cutting boards I made back in 1996 out of birch, walnut and cherry. Made these for some family and friends.........yes they need to be cleaned.....and never, ever, ever, nerver, ever, ever put cutting boards in the dishwasher!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #10
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^^sure is a lot of wood in that pic.
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