Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure: Items to Build for Fundraiser #2: First Item: Cherry, Walnut, and Curly Maple Cutting Board

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Blog entry by Jonathan posted 06-18-2010 07:15 PM 1489 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: What items to build for fundraising auction? Part 2 of Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure: Items to Build for Fundraiser series Part 3: A Theme for the Auction Items: "Pink at Heart" »

The first item I have started making for the upcoming auction is a cutting board made of curly maple at the center, with walnut in the middle, and cherry at the outer edge.

Here is a picture of the glue-up, using 14-clamps, not all of which are visible here:

glue up 1

Here’s another picture, fresh out of the clamps without anything done to the board:

glue up 2

There are a few things that will be cleaned up before the board is finished. There is a gouge in the curly maple that you may notice. That was a slip on the table saw. I will have to shorten the board by maybe 1/4-3/8” to remove this mistake.

The walnut and cherry were milled to 13/16” at the lumberyard, while the curly maple was milled to 15/16”. I don’t have a planer yet, so I set the board on edge and ran it through the tablesaw. I accidentally tipped the board on the one pass at the very beginning, hence the gouge. Lots of bad words on that one, I can tell you! I then turned the board 180-degrees and ran the wider section through. So there is a very slight lip that almost looks like a glue-up line in the photo, but I assure you, that is one piece of curly maple, not two. It should look fine once I take the belt sander over the entire surface.

This board will be about 12×16-inches upon completion.

I came up with, what I feel is a catchy name for a series of items I’m going to make for this auction. You’ll have to read my next blog post in this series though to discover the theme!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#1 posted 06-19-2010 04:37 AM

good wood choices

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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