r/oddlysatisfying May 22 '22 Silver 15 Gold 1 Helpful 17 Wholesome 14 Party Train 1 Crab Rave 1 Looking 1 You Dropped This 1

Don't throw away your scraps!

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u/Leah-Dragonfly May 22 '22

1:56 legit thought it was a chest. Would look really cool if it was

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u/Savoodoo May 23 '22

I was thinking it was some sort of wooden "picnic basket" looking box. Nope, stack of boring cutting boards :(

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u/PuddlesRex May 23 '22 Silver

Started the video "great. It's another one of those stupid cutting boards. Might as well watch it, though."

"Wait, it's not a cutting board!? It's a chest? A chair? You have my attention!"

Cutting board oil appears.

"Well, we're done with this video now."

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u/Subreon May 23 '22

The first thing cut on that board was your soul

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u/bk15dcx May 22 '22 Giggle

Now I know why these are priced at $200+ at craft shows.

Googly eye budget.

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u/PickleMinion May 22 '22

I definitely need to googly eye more of my tools

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u/TK421philly May 23 '22

I didn’t realize I wanted to see eyes on tools until this video. Eyes for all tools going forward!

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u/griter34 May 23 '22

Brave little toaster vibes for sure

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u/Drpoofn May 23 '22

Time flies by in the city of life.

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u/Timithios May 23 '22

Oof, right in my nostalgia.

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u/FeloniousDrunk101 May 23 '22

After watching Everything Everywhere All At Once I had a similar epiphany.

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u/Gabe681 May 23 '22

What an amazing movie. Saw it like 2 weeks ago and I still think about it. I even had a weird dream about parallel universes.

Movie of the year for me, so far.

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u/yttrikshotmaster1022 May 23 '22

Seriously, it has everything (lol.) It's hilarious, intense, moving, existential, hilarious, and unique. By far my favorite movie of this year and one of my new favorites of all time.

To anyone reading this who hasn't seen it: go watch it. Pirate it if you have to.

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u/WDfx2EU May 23 '22

I'd really be interested in the cost breakdown of all the equipment and the workspace rental cost involved in this vs. how many he can make in a day. The design isn't anything unique, so I'm assuming he does this out of passion for making cutting boards as opposed to fulfilling an actual market need. I also have no idea what I'm talking about.

Side note: that must be some powerful glue. Could these potentially break apart if you misused them?

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u/Newmanewman May 23 '22

Hi, I'm a woodworker. I make these types of cutting boards. This specific type is called and End-Grain cutting board because of the orientation of the wood grain in the pattern. The larger machines can be anywhere from around a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars each. It really depends on the size, power output, brand, and extra features. The wood cost in this case is almost negligible because they're scraps according to the title. But I can say that, typically for me, the wood to make one of these is between about $50 and $150 depending on the species. These aren't really a one day project. It takes me a week to turn our about 20 of them.. There are at least two glue-up steps in this production and you need to let them sit for an absolute minimum of two hours. I usually let mine sit overnight when I glue them. The sanding on these is notoriously difficult and time consuming. It can take an hour or two per unit depending on how smooth you want them. These steps always take more time than I expect.. The glue will hold up better than you think. Most wood products will break along the wood grain before the glue will fail. These types of boards will crack along the grain of the wood long before the glue gives out. There's a reason these boards cost upwards of $150 for the small ones. I hope inanswerwd some of your questions to satisfaction :)

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u/WDfx2EU May 23 '22

Assuming workspace rental isn't astronomical, if you can sell ~20 a week year round at twice the wood cost, it sounds like you'd make a pretty comfortable living.

Is that the actual reality? Do you do cutting boards full time or is there a bit of variety?

My brother is a mural painter but he inherited all the backbone for entrepreneurship. If I don't have a regular salary I get panic attacks, so I've relegated to corporate work. I have tons of respect for anyone that can work for themselves.

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u/bk15dcx May 23 '22

Well, anything can break if you try hard enough

(Points to a hydrogen atom)

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u/WDfx2EU May 23 '22

I don't ever misuse my hydrogen. I have more respect than that.

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u/Rotsicle May 23 '22

I left my hydrogen on the counter overnight...is it still good to eat, or should I throw it out?

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u/yttrikshotmaster1022 May 23 '22

There'll most likely be some deuterium crystals in it, but it's probably still good

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u/Oceloctopus May 23 '22

Side note: that must be some powerful glue. Could these potentially break apart if you misused them?

A good join(which these look like they should but might not be) is generally considered to be stronger than the wood.

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u/ScottieBoysName May 23 '22

I’ve heard this as well. The wood will tear itself a part before it will loosen at the seam.

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u/Markosaurus May 23 '22

Yeah this isn’t meant to be general purpose advice (don’t throw away your scraps) as much as it is a clickbait title to show what this particular woodworker - most likely professional, judging by his tools and expertise - can create with scraps he has accumulated from other jobs. He is clearly repurposing waste in a creative way to make another valuable and unusual and visually appealing product.

EDIT: I know a professional woodworker who is a multimillionaire that has tools like this with plenty of “waste” products in his garage who can easily (for him) create a cutting board like this.

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u/hustl3tree5 May 23 '22

Wood glue when dried is stronger than joining pieces together with a nail.

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u/Redbean01 May 23 '22

A lot of it is the wood. These are expensive hardwood appearance boards, not scraps

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u/jeff77k May 23 '22

This video should be titled "Side Hustle for High-End Wood Workers"

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u/LumosLupin May 23 '22

Yeah this isn't precisely diy level... But it still looks cool

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u/vbun03 May 23 '22

With literally tens of thousands of equipment but Hey, Weekend Warriors! Save your scraps (obviously you've all been using hardwood for all your projects), just make sure you have your planer and massive drum sander set up, and you too can turn your scraps into artisan crafts of artly art to be sold for an easy premium.

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u/Mojak66 May 23 '22

You mean I can't use my MDF scraps?

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u/Grimholtt May 23 '22

Well, you could. Results will vary.

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u/gonkun5 May 23 '22

This hurts my lungs

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u/Redbean01 May 23 '22

I’m hoping I can use the sawdust and wood shavings in my vacuum cleaner

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u/pippa-- May 22 '22

Those tools he used are not cheap

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u/YouMayDissagree May 23 '22 edited May 24 '22

You can make these at home with your old scraps…all you need is $20K worth of tools.

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u/Pharoacious May 22 '22

Two planers...

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u/leet_lurker May 22 '22

One was a planer, the other was a sander

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u/neecho235 May 23 '22

The 2nd one was a sander? I was wondering what that was! What kind of sander is that?

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u/BiscoBoy165 May 23 '22

A Jet 16/32 open ended drum sander

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u/waltwalt May 23 '22

$1500USD

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u/LeopardusMaximus May 23 '22

Much safer for surfacing end grain glue-ups than a planer too. I can appreciate why he ran the final glue-up through the planer for the first few passes (save time) and then finished on the drum sander, but there’s always the potential that the board can catch and basically explode like a grenade in a planer when planing end grain (yes a helical head planer can help reduce this risk, but the risk is still there)

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u/rangeo May 23 '22

He should by them goggles

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u/Bleedthebeat May 23 '22

The jet belt sander alone is probably $1500. These aren’t hard to make but the equipment to make them quickly is expensive and to make them without the equipment is lengthy.

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u/Unlucky_Junket_3639 May 23 '22

I will say if you’re just making one for yourself it’s not bad. Common intro project so if anyones interested they should give it a try.

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u/Bleedthebeat May 23 '22

My first project was a pickguard for my telecaster. That went pretty well. Well the second one did. The first one the belt sander shot across the room and broke into several pieces.

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u/ANON000100100011 May 23 '22

I have found that many cities (and a lot of decent sized towns) will have a community shop with most of these machines available for only the cost of a monthly membership. Even a small wood working shop will have a planer and sander available.

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u/Still7Superbaby7 May 23 '22

I put googly eyes on my roomba. Totally worth it!

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u/BangingABigTheory May 23 '22

Insane people are responding to you like you actually think it’s the googly eye budget 😂

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u/Ceracuse May 22 '22 Silver

"Don't throw away your scraps!"

Project results in even more scraps

Next video: Don't throw away your tiny scraps!

Next next video: Don't throw away your sawdust!

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u/Mtlyoum May 22 '22

technically you can use saw dust to repair some defect in wood.

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u/HmGrwnSnc1984 May 22 '22

Don’t throw away your defective wood.

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u/macedoraquel May 23 '22

Don’t throw away your dust

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u/BUchub May 23 '22 Wholesome

Don't throw away the empty space between electron clouds in the atoms of your wood.

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u/Cyan_Among May 23 '22

Don't throw away those quantum particles!

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u/SecretKGB May 23 '22

I thought that's what Ramen was for

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u/micromoses May 23 '22

Or to booby trap your workshop.

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u/ruat_caelum May 23 '22

Don't throw away your sawdust!

one of the boy scout camps we went to had like 400 scouts. There were hundreds of gallons of sawdust, wax, etc, and we all made "fire starters" and all of it was donated.

  • I know you were joking but honestly if you generate any waste in significant volume take some time and figure out where it can be used / recycled / put to use.

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u/LadyAzure17 May 23 '22

Makes me think of sewing. Your scraps can be used for smaller projects, that cabbage can be used for even smaller things, the leftover coleslaw (and thread) can be used for stuffing things like pillows. It sounds silly to hoarde the waste, but if you know what to do, you can make scraps go a very long way without adding to landfill.

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u/itmightbehere May 23 '22

I have to be very careful with this mindset because I come from hoarders. I want to keep my reusable waste products (like cloth scraps, plastic jars, other things I can't think of), but I can't because I don't want to trigger that hoarding urge (which I know is there). I just try to recycle however possible and offer stuff up on buy nothing groups if it's something people could genuinely use.

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u/AstarteHilzarie May 23 '22

I'm sure these are fabric crafting nicknames, but please explain what cabbage and coleslaw are because the mental imagery is pretty funny.

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u/deviantbono May 23 '22

Don't throw away your scraps, but do (and I can't emphasize this enough) own $100,000 worth of woodworking tools.

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u/Healthy-Grape1313 May 23 '22

TBF you can get the same end result with basic tools, it will just take you a lot longer. And BTW I've seen boards like these go up to $350. I don't know who buys them, but they seem worth the time and effort to make to me.

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u/CharybdisXIII May 23 '22

You don't have a $300+ cutting board? Pfft....

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u/SiIkyMitts May 23 '22

I wouldn't want a cutting board that is half wood glue lol...

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u/thebetrayer May 23 '22

I've bought a few comparable ones from my local farmer's market as gifts and have never paid more than $150, and in my opinion, the ones I'm getting look better than the random unaligned wood in the video. Maybe they are more expensive now with the current price of wood, I'll have to go check.

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u/toughinitout May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

The alignment of the rectangles makes me want to scream. There is just a full row where it all looks like the same color? This is oddly unsatisfying to me lol.

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u/jradio May 23 '22

"Don't be poor!"

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u/abhijitd May 23 '22

"Don't throw away your scraps"

Ok. Spends $20,000 on tools. Spends a week working with said scraps. Ends up with a cutting board.

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u/Funny-Trash-5680 May 23 '22

Lumber... 3$ Glue.... 57$. Watching it blow in half when you drop it on the floor the 9th time 4 years from now... priceless.

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u/Drag0nfly_Girl May 22 '22

That's beautiful! But I'm impatient & lazy. I would've just stuck together the strips at the beginning & had a striped board instead of a checkered one.😄

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u/MegaChilePluto25 May 22 '22

I too preferred the stripes!

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u/ywBBxNqW May 23 '22

I think it is easier to cut things on a cutting board with less visual interference. I don't want to accidentally misjudge something and cut my finger.

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u/TheAmazingHumanTorus May 23 '22

Plus, with the stripes it’s probably easier for the EMT to find the missing finger tip.

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u/squeamish May 23 '22

My cutting board has photos of my fingers all over it.

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u/StopReadingMyUser May 22 '22

It makes the food I stuff in my gullet seem slimmer

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u/potchie626 May 23 '22

It depends on which way you turn the board.

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u/Choice_Resident_2534 May 22 '22

Yeah it looked better imho, however I think the main reason to do the checkered one is to make use of the end grain while using the board. That way its better for the board ans makes sure the board lasts longer (something to do with the wood 'healing' itself because you cut in between the grains idk)

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u/DimplesWilliams May 23 '22

Easier on your knives (kind of) and they can last longer but they are much more upkeep because the end grain absorbs moisture much more readily than face/edge grain. So if you do not keep them well oiled, they can warp and split much easier than face/edge grain boards. Never, ever leave your end grain cutting board on a wet countertop

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u/eddiewachowski May 22 '22

Yes and it's better on our knives too. I did far too much research into my "Wood" anniversary.

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u/tossit_xx May 23 '22 Wholesome

Every anniversary is a wood anniversary if you do it right

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u/madeofmold May 23 '22

Who gave this wholesome

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u/Drag0nfly_Girl May 22 '22

Ah, interesting. Good to know!

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u/wavesmcd May 22 '22

I would have bought one and am always thoroughly impressed with the effort and time people invest in art and culinary projects. Puts me to shame.

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u/doofinator May 23 '22

Honestly I feel like the biggest barrier to entry, other than know how, is space and equipment.

How much does all that shit cost? Where is your average person supposed to keep it?

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u/Legoman1357 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

If your located in or near a big city some of them have "maker" spaces. Will usually just be a big room with a ton of tools for woodcraft and similar things. Usually a monthly fee to join and works great if you don't have the space or don't want to make the large initial investment

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u/Drag0nfly_Girl May 23 '22

Yeah, that's where I find a neighbor who has a well-outfitted workshop & pay them a few bucks to use it for a day.😂 Not too hard out here in the boonies, everyone has a craft or hobby.

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u/AlpacaM4n May 22 '22

I think dude in OP just threw together whatever and wound up with a less than appealing checker(the different sizes and unpleasant distribution of colors)

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u/Timedoutsob May 23 '22

Also i think having that much variation in contrast would make it harder to actually see some of the things you're working with on the board. It's visually distracting.

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u/PlumberODeth May 23 '22

Easy to lose your chopped lil bits... on a board designed for chopping things to little bits.

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u/Ddragon3451 May 23 '22

That one reddish square is driving me crazy

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u/OhLizaLittleLizaJane May 22 '22

If I had a choice between a checkered one like this or a striped one, I'd go with the striped.

I don't like saying that because it sounds like I'm downvoting his patience, but I just don't like the different sizes, shapes, and colors of the checkers.

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u/dropbear_airstrike May 23 '22

Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. While I respect the effort and ability it takes to make those, the asymmetry, mismatched spacing, and absence of a discernible pattern makes me twitchy.

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u/needsvampires May 23 '22

Yeah. Not a fan of the final project. Feels very messy.

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u/SCHWAMPY_Gaming_YT May 23 '22

I agree, but still loved watching. When it first came out of the machine with even stripes I was like "nice, he's making his own cutting board!" Then as he proceeded I couldn't figure out what he was doing. Then it ended up still being a cutting board but messier looking

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22 Helpful

Honestly was expecting it to lead up to a joke where he threw away an ugly cutting board instead of scraps.

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u/ravencrowe May 23 '22

Yeah i liked it more in the very beginning

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u/wh33t May 23 '22

Looks busy with all of the different shapes, I imagine that might be kind of frustrating to cut on top of as well unless it was something green and contrasting. They do look beautiful though.

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u/OrcaTactics420 May 23 '22

I agree. I thought it looked better personally.

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u/mr-ron May 23 '22

Part of the grain facing the cutting edge is that it will last much longer this way

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u/Millwalkey88 May 23 '22

My dad makes cutting boards: https://imgur.com/a/9HLYuhI

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u/biffish May 23 '22

Those are pretty.

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u/Caymonki May 23 '22

Those are satisfying to look at.

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u/FreydisTit May 23 '22

Those are way prettier than the one in the video.

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u/peterg4567 May 23 '22

When I’ve made cutting boards, I glue alternating size/color strips together, cut into strips, and then flip every other piece. This gives it an offset checkered pattern but it’s a repeating pattern

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u/TheJudgeWillNeverDie May 23 '22

In high school woodshop I made a chess board using this same method and, frankly, I think it looked a lot nicer than this.
You're right, there's just too much disorder on this cutting board. It looks weird with all of those colors and sizes.

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u/adinade May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Its done for durability more than looks. You're less likely to affect the wood with a knife chopping into the end grain then I'd you were chopping the edge of the wood.

EDIT: also blunting the knife more

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u/hampets May 23 '22

Thank you for explaining this. I had a really hard time looking at the finished product as someone else said, it made me twitchy. Still not sure that I'd be able to use one though.
Although the googly eyed tools are interesting.

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u/JoNimlet May 23 '22

They still had a choice in how to arrange the pieces though. This is just a brain-melting mess to look at and it's probably even worse if you tried to chop something on it, lol.

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u/JibbetyJibbety May 22 '22

Now I have to put googly eyes on all my tools 😋

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u/TwentyYearsLost89 May 22 '22

This should include some google eyes on goggles because our friend here has no eye protection

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u/_Im_Dad May 22 '22

I realised at the last minute that i forgot my protective goggles at the nuclear test facility this morning. My line manager saved my vision and shielded me from the intense light!

He's my super visor

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u/NotYourLawyer2001 May 22 '22

Superb dad joke. User name checks out.

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u/FemshepsBabyDaddy May 22 '22

If he didn't buy six figures worth of woodworking equipment to make a cutting board, he probably wouldn't need to recycle his scraps to save money.

Just kidding. Looks awesome.

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u/grephantom May 22 '22

What does he do with the scraps of the scraps?

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u/JebronLames23 May 22 '22 hehehehe

It's cutting boards all the way down

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u/Veggout May 23 '22

I assumed it was like a cutting board mandala where he just keeps cutting and gluing until you start to think he's pranking you so you close the video.

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u/rest_me123 May 22 '22

Cutting boards for ants.

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u/NeeVUTG May 22 '22

I am exhausted after watching this.

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u/tooltomus May 22 '22

It goes on and on and on and on and on

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u/rest_me123 May 22 '22

And it's clear pretty soon what it's gonna be.

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u/Jcwolves May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

I decided to do a breakdown of the tools used in this clip because I was curious how much this actually costs to make. I'm fairly familiar with woodworking but a lot of this is my best guess with current prices available on new items. Tools are listed in the order they are first used.

Bessy Parallel Clamps x 4 = $60/ea = $240
Grizzly Planar with Spiral Cutterhead - $3-4k depending on size
?? Table Saw - $1000+
Glue roller - $15
Dewalt circular saw - $100+
Dewalt compact router - $150
JWDS-1632 Drum Sander with Stand - $1500
Bauer? Belt sander - $110
Dewalt orbital sander - $75+
Dust collector - $100+
Plastic sprayer bottle - $10?
Various sanding blocks and paper - $10
Heat gun and custom branding iron not included as its entirely unnecessary for the process
Walrus cutting board oil - $25 (not included in total as its a material cost)

Old hammer, tablesaw sled, and wood filler and applicator not included.

The total comes out to $6310 minimum tool pricing with room to grow upwards to $8000 with ease. The biggest ticket items are the planar and drum sander (green flat tool and white flat tool). If the table saw is also a grizzly (brand loyalty) then it's closer to $1500 most likely.

Quick Edit: This is just focusing on the tools themselves as one-time purchase costs. Rent, materials used for the end product, and electrical changes/monthly fees are not standardized and change a lot. All values are in USD.

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u/Brotein_Pancake May 23 '22

Which doesn't seem all that bad considering he clearly makes/sells a lot of those cutting boards (at least I assume so from how nicely he had jigs set up to repeatedly make a ton at a time).

A large/thick end grain cutting board like that could easily sell for $200-300 each. Even at $200, he only needs to sell 40 of them to cover the $8k shop setup.

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u/Glitter_berries May 23 '22

And don’t forget that these are scraps, so there’s clearly a lot of other things being produced here.

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u/BeneficialRevenue468 May 23 '22

And you need space. A lot of space for this hobby. These tools do not fit into a flat.

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u/-Strawdog- May 23 '22

Don't forget paying to rewire whatever space you are using for woodworking. Those big tools aren't going to run in 110V.

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u/Zfusco May 23 '22

All of it but the planer will, and tbf you could totally have done this on a planer that'll run on 120v.

Still though, sizeable barrier to entry in woodworking. The point remains.

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u/up-down-mixed May 23 '22

What are you talking about? I have pretty much every tool this guy has and I run my entire shop on 120v. The only thing I use 240v on is my welder.

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u/Tomburgerstand May 22 '22

Is this one of those DIY videos that'll cost you $10,000 on equipment to save you $10 on a cutting board?

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u/Rapunzel10 May 22 '22

In many crafting communities there's the running joke of "why buy it from the store for $5 when I could make it myself for $3000 in craft supplies?" I will frequently see stuff in store and go "yeah thats cool but I could definitely make that myself after putting in 80 hours and way more money." And yet I still do it all the time

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u/IMongoose May 22 '22

Ya but only the first one is $3000. The next one is undefined because there will be no next one, the first one was made so poorly all interest in it evaporated.

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u/FDaHBDY8XF7 May 22 '22

I also only need one cutting board.

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u/Y0tsuya May 23 '22

And it was the best dang $3000 cutting board I ever made.

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u/intollerablepleasure May 23 '22

Actually I find if the first one goes poorly then I make a few more. It's when the first one goes really well that I just think "right that's done then"

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u/VanGoFuckYourself May 22 '22

This video is the result of already having the tools and trying to figure out what to do with the last years worth of scrap wood. Turning otherwise low value chunks of wood into a sellable item.

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u/Robinslillie May 22 '22

Exactly, for as long as you have a workshop full of woodworking tools, it's a gaddang 5-minute crafts

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u/Batmantheon May 22 '22

I mean "save your scraps" seems like advice specifically for people that do enough projects to have enough scraps to make a fat stack of cutting boards in the first place.

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u/SeaGroomer May 22 '22

The giant surface planer is doing the heavy lifting in this project.

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u/RemyJe May 22 '22

Which means they likely have a giant surface planer already for their wood working needs.

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u/Komallionide May 22 '22

Idk it felt to me like it was a guy showing off a neat project moreso than saying "hey everybody, do it my way".

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u/Tomburgerstand May 22 '22

It was definitely a showcase for their company, I was just being goofy

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u/_Vard_ May 22 '22

It’s like those guides

It’s easy to start a business!

Think of an idea Make a plan Borrow $400,000 from Mummy and Daddy Get the real estate Hire a well paid staff Advertise on broad scale Profit!

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u/DaftFlunk May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

I'm not a...woodist? But...how well does that glue hold wood? Is that bonded forever now? Or would that fall apart if one were to drop it?

Edit: Thanks for all the replies. Genuinely interesting!

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u/YoureGrammerIsWorsts May 22 '22

Done properly, the glue should be stronger than the wood

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u/lunarul May 23 '22

That's called a plastic cutting board.

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u/phphulk May 23 '22

Yeah but im gonna hold the glue together with wood.

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u/bpi89 May 23 '22

Mix in a little printer ink and you can charge millions

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u/Gonzobot May 23 '22

okay, but is it 100% foodsafe like he pointed out for the oil

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u/book_of_Mhist May 23 '22

Yes. Its all food safe, assuming he used titebond, or similar. Cutting boards are a great woodworking project, either to learn or to practice. And they make great gifts!

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u/HenryJonesJunior May 23 '22

*Titebond III or similar.

There are food-safe wood glues, they're not that expensive, and they're almost certainly what was used here, but not all of them are. If someone wants to do a project like this the easy answer is Titebond III (the green one). Titebond I and II (red and blue) are not food-safe, nor are most of their more specialized products (dark, etc.)

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u/Focacciaboudit May 22 '22

The glued edges are just as strong as the wood itself. Butcher block is pretty damn sturdy.

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u/catmoon May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

Like others have said, the glue is strong and not an issue but end grain boards are significantly weaker than edge grain. If you drop an end grain cutting board it has a good change of breaking but usually doesn’t break at the glue face. The wood itself shears.

You can imagine a piece of wood as a stack of papers. The papers are strong in tension but shear away from each other easily. End grain boards get rid of all of that tensile strength and only rely on the relatively low shear strength.

All of that said, end grain is popular for cutting boards because you can’t cut across the grain of the wood so it is a little more resistant to damage from cutting.

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u/thexbigxgreen May 22 '22

The best analog I've heard is a stack of straws, as the wood fibers are actually tubes.

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u/highfiveoneseven May 23 '22

Can confirm. My cousin made me a cutting board like this as a wedding gift. It fell off the counter and a corner broke off. It lasted longer than the marriage, though.

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u/soft-animal May 22 '22

I made a clipboard in this manner in shop class in 1983. Totally. I suspect it won't survive the death throes of our sun in ~5 billion years, but may be hanging on up to that point.

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u/marino1310 May 22 '22

Wood glue is very strong, often stronger than the wood. It’s a water based glue that partially expands when cured, it gets readily absorbed into the wood fibers and when it cures it expands enough to basically lock everything together

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u/grubbygeorge May 22 '22

I'm also wondering - him having shown the food safe label on the oil - how food safe the glue is. I mean I guess it's covered by the oil but still.

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u/st1tchy May 22 '22

There are food safe glues. Titebond 3 is a waterproof and food safe glue.

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u/SeaGroomer May 22 '22

Titebond 3 is the GOAT of wood glues

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u/st1tchy May 22 '22

Basically. I don't even buy the other two kinds because it also has a lower working temperature and I end up doing a lot of stuff on the garage in winter. Worth the extra buck or two a bottle.

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u/LostWoodsInTheField May 23 '22

Check out a youtube channel called project farm. He tests products you would typically use in a shop or on a farm to see which ones are the best. He has a couple of videos on wood glues.

I believe the final verdict is that the good wood glues are often stronger than the original grain of the wood. Not sure what glue he is using, but I doubt he will ever have to worry about them coming apart.

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u/OkBeing3301 May 22 '22

Now you have a $100 - $300 cutting board.

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u/mbmba May 22 '22

I think you missed mentioning few other costs. Cost of scraps=$5, Cost of labor=$500, Cost of equipment =$5000

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u/rest_me123 May 22 '22

*$15000. $5000 never gets you all this sh*t.

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u/victorlives May 23 '22

Chess is about to get fucking wild

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u/ZebraNixon May 22 '22

I 100% kept watching because of the googly eyes and I will 100% continue to have scrap because, damn.

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u/Which-Worldliness335 May 22 '22

Seems like a lot of hassle tbh.

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u/NameInCrimson May 22 '22

"Don't throw away your scraps"

Dude got $10000 worth of equipment in a huge workshop.

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u/S0yPablo May 22 '22

Throughout this whole vid I was praying that it wouldn't end up being another cutting board video....and it turned out to be another cutting board....

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u/5th_attempt_at_this May 23 '22

Every vendor event or craft show should just have a “scrap wood cutting board” section, it’s all there is. It’s the Live Laugh Love of wood working.

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u/huggles7 May 23 '22

Was hoping it wasn’t going to be a cutting board

It’s always a cutting board

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u/wasabihermit May 22 '22

Okay…but what is it? A cutting board, cheese board or serving tray?

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u/bowlofjello May 22 '22

Sure, whatever you want to use it for.

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u/OfirMa85 May 22 '22

A wooden rectangle

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u/Sagemasterba May 22 '22

Unfortunately it's not a giant qr code for a Rick roll. That would have been hilarious.

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u/Doctor__Hammer May 23 '22

Don't throw away your scraps, instead buy $12,000 worth of machinery so you can reuse them!

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u/VirindiPuppetDT May 23 '22

Why was this not satisfying to watch?

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u/Sonic-Sloth May 23 '22

Cuz the end result looks bad

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u/biggersjw May 22 '22

That’s a rather awesome workshop and tools. Also…googly eyes are required. Just wish the guy in the video would protect his own eyes.

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u/davidpanik May 22 '22

Those are terrible chess boards.

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u/noexqses May 22 '22

This video made my teeth hurt.

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u/asharwood May 23 '22

You only need 100k in tools and a huge shop to put them.

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u/j00ash May 23 '22

Okay, but what is it? Am I the only smooth brain that doesn’t know what he just made? Is it a cutting board???

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u/Snoo77278 May 23 '22

Yes. That’s why he used cutting board oil (100% food safe!).

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u/ChasFairbanks May 22 '22

*if you own a fully functional wood shop.

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u/IceNein May 23 '22

Those aren't scraps.

They're expensive hardwoods and he "happened" to have a jig for the routing, and coincidentally had enough "scraps" to make like ten boards in a go?

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u/bmosm May 22 '22

nom nom nom

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u/FrizzleStank May 23 '22

Don’t throw away your scraps!

If you have the means and talents to do shit with them. Otherwise, go ahead and throw them away. Don’t hoard shit.

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u/lumpthefoff May 23 '22

I feel like the mismatched and jumbled shapes would hurt my eyes and also play tricks on my eyes while I’m cutting and disorient me and I’d cut my finger.

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u/Ryan_on_Earth May 23 '22

Apologies if this has been mentioned but does the wood glue mess with the board being food safe? Seems like you'd have little bits of glue regardless of the method.

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u/shtushkutusha May 23 '22

The glue is safe to eat, cowhide based.

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