Cutting Board #5, Guitar End Grain – Daniel D. Brown, 2018

This little cutting board is now in its new home in Portland, Oregon. I made this as a house-warming gift for my bro-in-law, the death metal vocalist/guitarist/bassist Daniel Kelley (@vulgar_necrolatry) in the band Ossuarium. It’s very roughly based on my Jackson guitar, with liberties taken in the form (I basically just sketched out a shape I liked onto the wood and cut it on my bandsaw after the other two rounds of cutting and gluing – swipe for in progress shots). Made from walnut, mahogany, cherry, ash, and maple. This was my first endgrain board – and you can see how I screwed up the grain direction at one point. But it was a fun and educational little project. I also successfully put this sucker through a planer (I can already hear the screams of warning from woodworking pros. Hey it worked fine – by using only 1/64” passes, if that. No exploding planer! Hope you guys get some nice produce hacked up on this thing, D!


Cheeseboard #2 – Daniel D. Brown, 2018

Another little cheeseboard I made for a friend based on my previous board.


Cheeseboard #1 – Daniel D. Brown, 2018

Here’s a little cheeseboard/serving board I made for my wife this week from a pile of small scraps I’ve been collecting from other projects. Some of it is wood I collected and milled myself from around the neighborhood. Mostly ambrosia maple, walnut, mahogany, and cherry.

Cutting Board Christmas Gift #4 – Daniel D. Brown 2017

I made this cutting board for my wife, partially out of some old branches I found in our old neighborhood, which I finally milled up myself. One was Osage orange (I believe) and one was maple. I also used scraps of walnut and mahogany. It’s already gotten a ton of use!

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Aaaand a cutting board for my wife @tam_a_ryn (and me). This one is actually partially made from a couple large branches I found in our old neighborhood last year. One was a piece of spalted maple and the other I believe might be Osage orange. I got a little benchtop bandsaw for Christmas, so I milled them up, and combined them with some mahogany and walnut for this board. And it’s already seen usage, as you can see in the second pic 🙂 note: I don’t have a planer – so these are all handplaned. I look forward to the day I can get a planer so I can make some cool endgrain patterns. I’m not sure I have the skill to handplane flat enough for the endgrain glue-up step. . . . #cuttingboard #woodworker #woodworking #diykitchen

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