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Thread: Retirement pastime

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Retirement pastime

    Looking for plans to make end grain cutting boards and ran across this web site.
    I am new to this area so please be gentle. I have been making end grain boards and also cheese boards with wire cutter and in looking at what has gone on it isn't any plan but what you like. When I figure it out I will show pictures of what I have so far in my saw dust pit called a work shop.
    The best
    David Johnson

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Welcome David.

    Don't worry, we are gentle; for about five seconds.
    Great project, cutting boards, and the end-grain really holds up. Take a look around and ask as many questions as your retired fingertips can type.

    Do take a moment to add your location to your profile (found under "User CP")

    And before anyone else says it, please post pictures of your work.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome to the family David!

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    David, Welcome to the Family.
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Welcome to the Family and (somewhat) neighborhood. I'm from Mountain Home, Arkie. Got several others from closer to you in MO.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Welcome to the Family, David. You'll find lots and lots of pictures of some really nice cutting boards here. They seem to be all the rage lately. I've never made one, but I think that's going onto my list to try.
    Nancy Laird
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    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!

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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    welcome david,, to bad your retired, that meanes you wont have enough time to get what you used to be able to get done on agiven day..time seems to go faster in retirment
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Welcome to the Family David

    Cutting boards are neat projects, and almost always very appreciated when given as gifts!
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Welcome aboard. Fear not, we are pretty civilized . . . no wait, that's not it . . . We're courteous . . . no that's not right either. Oh well, welcome on in anyway ;-)
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    - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    Welcome to the Family! You have found good people with good info. I think you will like it here.


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