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Projects #9: several cherry and one butternut/walnut cutting board Start

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Blog entry by NedB posted 12-03-2012 02:33 AM 1545 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: end grain boards... lots of them Part 9 of Projects series Part 10: Making a new set of adirondack chairs »

Joe Lyddon asked if I had another piece of butternut, and I found that i did… so I decided to take it through from rough lumber to a cutting board, and since I had the jointer out, I took some cherry along for the ride.


butternut for joe

That board had some serious cupping going on

cherry boards, pretty darned rough…

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com



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#1 posted 12-03-2012 04:14 AM

Amazing!

Thank you Ned…

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 04:19 AM

not a problem Joe, I ‘lost’ a lot of thickness getting rid of a major cup, but it will just mean I’ll add some walnut to the mix and make it a feature!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 12:20 AM

3 board glue up

4 board cherry glue up

and last:

the butternut is out in the shop ,it got a little ‘thin’ (just over 1/2”), think I’m going to use it for a box instead of a cutting board.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 02:23 PM

Have fund, Ned.

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 03:08 PM

I’m Trying to CJ! Believe you me, I’m Trying!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 03:13 PM

Looks like you try to do as I do… they gotta be symetrical in laying out the colors and grain. My wife says “Just lay them out and glue the darn things already!”
Nope, cant do that! I spend way to long trying to make them look “pleasing to the eye” with flip-flopping the boards end to end and switching up the color arrangements… LOL

Oh yeah, be sure to share pic’s of the finished boards. (insert applauding smiley face here)

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 03:31 PM

Joe, Would you believe I try Not to do all that much symmetry? I like the stairstep effect that relatively random widths turn out. On that last board the walnut strips were from the same board, but the cherry just inboard from them were different.

I did try one time to get things to line up, but I’m more ‘random’ than that evidently. lol

I’ll keep you posted, should have finished boards by tomorrow evening if all goes according to plan.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 06:49 PM

‎’ran out’ of rough lumber today… (at floor level anyway)... so I broke out the ladder and went up to the 10’ level for some more wood. Breaking it down should take me the rest of the afternoon. photos later today.

found an unexpected bonus… thought I only had maple & cherry up in the rafters… turns out I had a very pretty piece of sapwood walnut… so the next batch will be mostly maple and walnut, with just a few cherry strips for color.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 08:40 PM


pulled those down from my upper wood rack… maple to the left ,couple of narrow cherry boards in the middle, and two walnut on the right.
I cut up all but the really funky wide maple one on the left (that will be another day’s project altogether) into this:

just for you Joe

I standardized everything to 24” except for just a couple of boards where it would have left me with much too short of cut-offs.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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