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My first cutting board was a mothers day gift for my stepmom, who is a very special lady to my son and I. It's 1.5" thick and is made with maple and walnut end grain. I kept it simple for my first board and I didn't think it would turn out very good, but I like how it looks finished.
 

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The second board I made a little more complicated, and ended up having enough for 4 boards. They turned out pretty nice as well. I can see why people really enjoy making these. I used hard maple, walnut, and cherry. 1.5" thick. Both of these were finished with mineral oil only.
 

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These were my first boards and after some research I've read that some believe end grain up to be easier on knife blades and that they generally last longer. I think they look better as well. There are edge grain cutting boards also.
 

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Excellent job. My first (and only so far) were edge grain that I made for Christmas present last year. I really like your designs.
 

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Excellent job. My first (and only so far) were edge grain that I made for Christmas present last year. I really like your designs.
The second one wasn't really my design. I saw a pic of one online somewhere and counted and wrote down the wood types and then figured out the width total I wanted and divided it out. Only took a few minutes. But yes I sort of borrowed the idea. A table saw sled with a stop block makes crosscutting a breeze!
 
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