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OT: Some Of Today’s Effort

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CTMike
CTMike Posts: 3,295
After I sold Ol’ Mortimer awhile aback, I needed a new hobby to keep me out of trouble, so I got back in to woodworking. Today I finished a few end grain cutting boards. I have been talking with the owner of a local specialty kitchen store and he is interested in buying them from me wholesale. Seems like a no-brainer to start out and maybe eventually sell on Etsy and local farmers markets to cut out the middle man.


MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
Southeastern CT. 

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  • Battleborn
    Battleborn Posts: 3,447
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    Those look awesome. Count me as a customer if/when you get that Etsy shop set up. 
    Las Vegas, NV


  • JohnInCarolina
    JohnInCarolina Posts: 31,457
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    Damn Mike, you’ve been holding out on us!
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike
  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,975
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    Very Nice !
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 33,004
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    When did you find the time to perfect that skill-set?  Not in the USN for sure.  Great boards.  Way to keep powering forward.  
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,711
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    Beautiful!  
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    "May ya live as long as ya want, and not want for as long as ya live" is an Irish toast.  "Bread, cinnamon, eggs, and maple syrup" is a French toast.



  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,930
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    Nice! As a fellow wood butcher would you please tell me what glue you used? Those seem like a lot of pieces and parts to assemble considering the "open time" most glues on the market have. Or are those glued up components later assembled into larger pieces?
  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,295
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    RRP said:
    Nice! As a fellow wood butcher would you please tell me what glue you used? Those seem like a lot of pieces and parts to assemble considering the "open time" most glues on the market have. Or are those glued up components later assembled into larger pieces?
    Ron, I used Titebond III as it has the best water resistance. Glue-up can be a challenge. Typically you glue up your strips to make a standard edge-grain board, then this is cross-cut, and glue up in to an end-grain board. The more complex the board, the harder it is to keep things perfectly aligned (as shown in the maple/cherry/walnut board above if you look closely).
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • YukonRon
    YukonRon Posts: 17,047
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    Mike they are gorgeous. I will be a customer!
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Kayak
    Kayak Posts: 700
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    Beautiful boards. I keep thinking I'd like to make some, but then throw the epicureans in the dishwasher. Maybe one big end grain for impressing at parties...

    Bob

    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,295
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    Kayak said:
    Beautiful boards. I keep thinking I'd like to make some, but then throw the epicureans in the dishwasher. Maybe one big end grain for impressing at parties...
    They do require some care and feeding. These are one-sided boards (rubber feet on the bottom to prevent someone leaving it sit in a puddle of water on the counter top and then blame me when it explodes. Also some of the pieces have minor voids so they are definitely on the bottom). 

    I am also including 4 oz of board butter (4 parts food grade mineral oil and 1 part beeswax) with instructions to apply once every 2 - 3 months. No putting in a sink full of water or the dishwasher, just wipe down with water (and soap if necessary), rinse and dry.
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • MotownVol
    MotownVol Posts: 1,053
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    I love it!
    Morristown TN, LBGE and Mini-Max.
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Mike, are you using a jointer?
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  • loco_engr
    loco_engr Posts: 5,778
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    very nice designs
    aka marysvilleksegghead
    Lrg 2008
    mini 2009
    XL 2021 (sold 8/24/23)
    Henny Youngman:
    I said to my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?' She said, 'I want to go somewhere I've never been before.' I said, 'Try the kitchen.'
    Bob Hope: When I wake up in the morning, I don’t feel anything until noon, and then it’s time for my nap
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    You probably already know about this, but just in case....

    "Cutting Board Designer" https://www.cuttingboarddesigner.com/designer/id/7bf4dff3-9b10-8c86-9e4c-bc2722f7487f
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    I love lamp..
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,754
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    Those look awesome. Count me as a customer if/when you get that Etsy shop set up. 
    +1. 

    Those are beautiful, @CTMike.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,295
    edited August 2021
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    Mike, are you using a jointer?
    Uh huh:



    I eventually want to get a CNC router with a laser add-on for doing custom juice grooves, laser etching, etc. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,295
    edited August 2021
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    Made up 24 - 4 oz jars of board butter, has a gorgeous deep golden color. Just waiting for them to cool a little before putting the lids on. 


    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,295
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    You probably already know about this, but just in case....

    "Cutting Board Designer" https://www.cuttingboarddesigner.com/designer/id/7bf4dff3-9b10-8c86-9e4c-bc2722f7487f
    Yup, there’s also an app called MTMwood that has plans and cut lists, but thanks for the reminder. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • bluebird66
    bluebird66 Posts: 2,749
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    Those look great!
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket, Minimax and various Weber's.
    Floyd Va

  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,754
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    Nice, @CTMike!

    Have you set up you etsy store, yet? If yes, I'd love to have a look.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,518
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    CTMike said:
    This one is a gift for my son’s in-laws (we will be spending Christmas in Canada with my DIL’s family):


    14 by 21 by 2 1/4” thick. Walnut picture frame and maple/cherry checkerboard field. Not exactly happy with the slight misalignment towards the lower right where the cherry meets the walnut - need to come up with a better way.

    It has been sucking up the good grade mineral oil like crazy.
    These chess boards are not correct......
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,711
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    kl8ton said:
    These chess boards are not correct......
    Gerrymandered.   ;)  
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    "May ya live as long as ya want, and not want for as long as ya live" is an Irish toast.  "Bread, cinnamon, eggs, and maple syrup" is a French toast.



  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,295
    edited December 2021
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    caliking said:
    Nice, @CTMike!

    Have you set up you etsy store, yet? If yes, I'd love to have a look.
    Not yet. I haven't heard from the owner of the specialty kitchen store about any sales. If they haven't sold after the holidays I plan on picking them up and will look in to Etsy or selling them here via PM, whatever works. 

    I did pick up a new toy today to help with flattening, juice grooves, etc. I just need to get up to speed on how to use it. 


    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • alaskanassasin
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    CTMike said:
    This one is a gift for my son’s in-laws (we will be spending Christmas in Canada with my DIL’s family):


    14 by 21 by 2 1/4” thick. Walnut picture frame and maple/cherry checkerboard field. Not exactly happy with the slight misalignment towards the lower right where the cherry meets the walnut - need to come up with a better way.

    It has been sucking up the good grade mineral oil like crazy.
    Can you make the outside blocks a bit taller and clean it up on the table saw? Looks incredible btw.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • StillH2OEgger
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    Not sure how I missed this thread the first time around, but wow. Awesome work!
    Stillwater, MN
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,538
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    Wow!!!!  Those are stunning!  I suspect even working for $3/hr those look like $10,000 boards.
    No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. - Herman Melville