Rustic Black Walnut Wood slices

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Good evening y’all!

In early January I wrote about cutting a Black Walnut log into these Walnut cookies slices. At the time the black walnut tree had just been cut down so the moisture content was 100%. After 5 weeks, most of these are at 20% moisture but there are a few at 13-15%. It will be another few weeks before the moisture is between 8-9% so that I can begin finishing them. Check out my previous post from January 7th, Walnut Wood Cookies

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I spent nearly 7 hours today removing the remaining bark, running them thru the planner on both sides and cleaning up the edges. They are looing really nice, a few cracks but that adds character. Most all of these are 12 inch in diameter and 2 inches thick.

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All of them have really great color and should finish out beautifully! They will make great cutting boards, serving boards or plate chargers!

 

The National Weather Service has predicted a winter storm for our area starting Monday evening thru Tuesday with accumulations of 4 to 7 inches of freezing rain, sleet and snow! Where ever you are, I hope you are in a warm place!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you enjoy your weekend! 🙂

 

I will soon be adding a new board design, see picture below!

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New Teardrop Cutting Board

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I decided I needed to offer a new design board this year for the Holidays! What I came up with is a take off from the teardrop board I offered last year during the Holidays. The teardrop cutting board last year did not have a handle.

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Teardrop Board with Handle

Teardrop shaped but with a handle. The above pictures are walnut but I can also make this board using Birds Eye Maple or Quilted Maple. This board could be used as a serving board, cheese board or cutting board. Link to detail page:  Teardrop Cutting Board

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One of my most popular boards is the round board, the above pictures show this board in Walnut and Birds Eye Maple. In the picture to the far left next to the jar of honey are the Honey Sticks made from Walnut.  Click for more detail:  Cheese Board

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The first picture shows two beautiful Birds Eye Maple boards, second picture shows a stack off Walnut, Quilted Maple and Birds Eye Maple boards and Honey Sticks! You can find more details here: Honey Sticks

Any of these boards would make a great Christmas gift for family or friends! All of my  boards are handcraft one at a time, so allow plenty of time for me to make the board and don’t forget about shipping transit time!

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New Cutting and Serving Boards

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Good evening y’all,

We are getting hammered with the snow from Winter Storm PAX! By the time this storm ends we are suppose to have 14 inches! It’s 2o degrees with a wind chill of 11 degrees.

While it is snowing I decided to write this post and introduce my two new cutting board designs. Click the link under the image to see more pictures!

solid Walnut cutting board

Double Handle Cutting Board or Serving Board
10-1/2″ wide X 16″ long X 3/4″ thick

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walnut double handle cutting board

My new double handle cutting board is a beautiful design and it is practical for moving around food, cooking and serving food straight to the table. It is also great for your everyday kitchen chopping and slicing too. My other new cutting board is a rectangle cutting board.

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Rectangle Cutting Board
11-1/4″ wide X 15-1/2″ long X 3/4″ thick

If you need a nice cutting board, this is it!

walnut rectangle cutting board

All of my boards are handcrafted one at a time in my shop. I make both of these boards in a variety of different wood, rock hard Maple, Northern Cherry and Walnut.

What do you think about my new cutting boards?

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm. Enjoy your evening!
Michael

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This week was a challenge to finish getting all the boards done that I needed to complete. I am finally caught up which gives me spare time to clean, organize the shop and start a few new boards. There are only eight days left that I can make boards and get them shipped so that everyone receives their board before Christmas. Looks likes next week will be very busy!

4/4 walnut lumber with character

I purchased more walnut this week and when it arrived I was very happy 🙂 . There is so much character in this walnut, the colors and grain patterns are beautiful. I can’t wait to work with this walnut.

For the cook, food preparer or the one that likes to entertain in your family that LOVES wood, I have some really beautiful one of a kind handmade cutting boards. If you are looking for a special gift that is personal and useful, which makes more of a treasured gift, look at my cutting and serving boards. All of my boards are handmade and are both beautiful and functional.

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The above picture was taken by Julie @ cookiecrumbstoliveby

A good cutting board belongs in every kitchen. It helps if one has at least two cutting boards in the kitchen.  Use one for savory food preparation and one for baking & desserts. However, if you enjoy entertaining guests on a regular basis, you may want to have multiple boards for cheese tastings, hors d’oeuvres, wine tastings and dessert displays.

All of my boards are crafted of individually selected pieces of lumber. The quality of each board can be attributed to its sleek design, invisible joints, rounded edges and smoothness. The surfaces of the wood are hand-sanded to a smooth finish. When completed, each board is treated with a blend of beeswax and food-safe mineral oil.

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Round Cutting Boards with Paddle Handle

Look at the character in these boards! The round cutting boards with the paddle handle are available in several sizes. Perfect for a Sandwich or Breakfast Board.

As you can see in the pictures, please note that each board is slightly unique in grain and color.

wood conditioner, spoon butter, board butter or wood butter in tins, made from mineral oil and beeswax, spoon butter

Each order will receive a tin of my Wood Conditioner, sometimes call Board Butter to help you maintain the beauty of your board.

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I Wish I could….

I Wish I Could Sell One Cutting Board a Day!!

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round cuttng board with handle maple cherry walnut

Please tell me what you think about these cutting boards. Do you like them? Would you change anything? Do you like the three or four different woods that add different color? These are 12 inches in diameter, should I make them in 15 inch diameter? Find out more about the Round Cutting Board with Handle.

I really want to try to get a few local shops selling these.

round cutting board

Both of these boards are 12 inches round and 3/4 inch thick. I have added these to my Cutting Board pages this evening along with a few others I added last week. More about the Round Cutting Board with Hole.

 

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Cutting Board with Handle

 

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I received a wonderful thank you note from Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten’s administrative person, Lidey Heuck. She loved my cutting board!

This is her note:

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It is so nice to get snail mail every now and then, especially when it is not a bill!

I still have not heard back directly from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) but I hope too.

If you have not followed my story on this, check out these other post:

Shipped end grain cutting board to Ina Garten, This Week

Received email from Barefoot Contessa, Is Today The Day?

end grain cutting board with wood conditioner ready to ship

This is the board I sent to Ina Garten

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