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Blog entry by JL7 posted 04-26-2013 01:33 AM 2431 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Random end grain boards simplified…...

Glue odd boards together:

Then a few more:

Build planks:

Cut and number the cut-offs:

Arrange in a pleasing manner:

The photos above are just conceptual….......haven’t glued the final parts together…..just like to see the possibilities….

Thanks for looking…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.



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Greg D

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 01:43 AM

Good times! Need more odd boards, ha ha. Have fun gluing up, waiting to see what you come up with.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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widdle

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 02:00 AM

Those are gonna be cool..thanks..need to do something with all the small rips as well..

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boxcarmarty

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 02:00 AM

OMG, That’s… that’s… visually challenged…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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eddie

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 02:02 AM

Jeff those are going to be good looking boards ,
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11372

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Dave

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 02:41 AM

Now that is a cool use of scraps.
I would find myself looking at the wood and cut my cotton picking finger off.
Looking good Jeff.
Show us what you come up with.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 02:45 AM

If you don’t glue them together….
You could then arrange & rearrang them as a “modular marble machine”....
Oh wait, wrong blog, NEVERMIND!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 02:54 AM

Thanks folks…....something will change tomorrow….....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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William

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#8 posted 04-26-2013 05:44 PM

I am always amazed at the amount of different species of wood you have.
What kind of glue are you using?
And I’ve alway wanted to do one of these. I see a need for a drum sander though and don’t currently have one. One day maybe.
Nice looking concepts, but when do we see finished boards?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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JL7

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#9 posted 04-26-2013 06:32 PM

William….Titebond III for the cutting boards…..I can’t really believe that you haven’t built yourself a drum sander yet….you built 2 band saws!!

I would think we should see some finished boards in a few days…..the weather is FINALLY nice, so that may be a factor…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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fernandoindia

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#10 posted 04-26-2013 09:49 PM

Good initiative Jeff. I´ll look into my scrap bin to see whether I can follow you in this one.

I hardly tried to buy some Franklin Titebond shares. Unfortunately is a private held company.

-- Back home. Fernando

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ShaneA

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#11 posted 04-26-2013 10:16 PM

I wonder what percentage of woodworker have built a cutting board? A great project, it has been a long time since I made one. May have to do another batch some day soon.

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Edziu

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#12 posted 04-26-2013 10:21 PM

I’ve been working on some like this. If random is your aim, might I suggest flipping boards 4,5,6 end to end, then 10,11,12 and so on…. It will help randomize the board. Very nice so far however!

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William

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#13 posted 04-26-2013 10:46 PM

Jeff, I hoped to build a drum sander. It may still be on the short list. I have some other things that have been worrying me as of late, like whether or not I’m even going to be able to continue wood working on the scale I’ve been doing it on. So I’ve kind of put shop made tool builds on the back burner until I can figure that one out.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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JL7

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#14 posted 04-26-2013 11:21 PM

Fernando…..you are a funny guy! Thanks…..

Thanks Shane – I build these between projects…...don’t really have to think too much….

Edziu….I’m still flipping boards around….that’s the fun part….thanks.

William….hate to hear stuff like getting out of woodworking…..hope you work it out..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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