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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-19-2015, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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I just finished six cutting boards for my Father's brothers and sisters. All are end grain. The woods used are:

Afrormosia, Black Walnut, European/German Beech, Jarrah, Hard Maple, Pecan(200+ year old), Purple Heart, White Oak, and Yellow Heart.

I guess this is the style of boards that I make. All are different. I personally prefer end grain because you can see into the tree rather than just the edge. As you cut up the boards the magic unfolds.

My favorite part is applying the mineral oil. That's when it gets exciting. Everything just pops out.

I still have a few more to make, ongoing process.

Thanks to everyone for the great info and encouragement throughout the years. Merry Christmas!

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Those are very nice! You didn't cheap out on the wood either.
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Thanks Andy. They have been all for gifts so far. If I wanted to sell them I feel that I could not get what they were worth to me.
Many people have told me I could sell them but no one has said I want one, how much. Not really interested in selling them, but
eventually I know I will. It is a hobby, and I enjoy it.
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Very nice looking boards Ellery.
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I'm interested in making some for Christmas gifts as well. What kind of glue did you use and what is a safe finish?
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Hi Jerry, I always use Titebond II. Many woodworkers use Titebond III. I find on the lighter species, III sometimes leaves a faint dark line. Both glues work well.

I have only used mineral oil on my boards. I guess tried and true for me. It is inexpensive, and available almost anywhere, and easy to apply.

Thanks Larry, I really appreciate the nice comments. I gave them out last night @ our annual Christmas gathering. My Aunts and Uncles are have been really
supportive to all of us over the years. I was glad to be able to give back the joy that they have given so effortlessly to my family.

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Merry Christmas to you too Ellery...

those are some fine boards..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Those look very nice! And you probably can sell them - Etsy may be a good place to start.

We decided to make some for our Sunday School class, family, & a few friends last year so I came up with an idea to mass produce them (not original, I'm certain). I glued up a 'log' and sliced them off like bread. If I was going to sell cutting boards this is the only way I would do it for profit reasons.

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Thanks Stick.

Thanks David. I agree. You would have to batch them out. Then it would be a job. I already have a job. This is fun. I look forward to it.
Maybe one day I will try something different, but for now I will keep going this way. Thanks for the video!

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[SIZE="2"]Those look very nice! And you probably can sell them - Etsy may be a good place to start.

We decided to make some for our Sunday School class, family, & a few friends last year so I came up with an idea to mass produce them (not original, I'm certain). I glued up a 'log' and sliced them off like bread. If I was going to sell cutting boards this is the only way I would do it for profit reasons.
that's some undertaking that you carried off really well...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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