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In the shop #1: Back to work - Simple Cutting board

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 333 days ago 1271 reads 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been out of the shop for quite a while for a variety of reasons. Recently, I’ve been cleaning, organizing and reworking storage for my tools. Also, I have been doing some restoration work in the Kitchen. Rebuilding cabinets, refinishing and rebuilding doors. One of the chores that needs to be done is to replace the pull-out cutting board.

This is the old one.

It fits into this slot in the counter.

The only real design changes I am planning is to make the board such that is can be pulled out and laid flat on the counter. Also, I am upgrading materials (hard maple and cherry) and will add a few curves.

Very little in the way of Galoot points today.

The next step is to hand plane the cherry to match the maple in thickness and glue up the panel. (I was too lazy to pull out the planer and set it up. Jointed face, edge, ripped to width and will finish with a hand plane.)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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RGtools

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#1 posted 333 days ago

It’s so nice to see you making sawdust again.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 333 days ago

Good to see you back in the saddle. That being said a lotta ‘lectrons perished getting here! Bread board ends?

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Airframer

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#3 posted 333 days ago

Looks good! Now go make more sawdust!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 333 days ago

^ Ditto all of the above. I like the alternative strips, it will be a nice improvement!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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SamuelP

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#5 posted 333 days ago

Looks like one of those project you will see and use frequently and remind you of the fun you had making it.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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WayneC

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#6 posted 333 days ago

Thanks guys. I had not thought of breadboard ends. That might not be a bad idea.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 333 days ago

Wayne, no problem. I’m always willing to complicate someone else’s project with things i haven’t done!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#8 posted 332 days ago

good to have you back.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Brit

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#9 posted 332 days ago

Wonderful to see that dog appearing everywhere again. Looking forward to your projects and blogs again Wayne.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#10 posted 332 days ago

I’m always willing to complicate someone else’s project with things i haven’t done! LOL…I’m good at that too Kev.

Waune- we’ve got a goofy pullout cutting board like that. Now your giving me ideas.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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WayneC

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#11 posted 332 days ago

I’m still kicking around designs. My plan was to use miller dowels to pin the end on. I’m not thinking there would be enough wood movement to cause me an issue. At this point thinking of dropping the stops on each side in the front and adding a second piece of cherry at the back. This would make the board essentially a rectangle. I’m also thinking of rounding the corners.

Trying to figure out if I should add a handle or pull or some type of hand hold for use in pulling it out.

Some shots of the space with the old board.

The project advisory counsel.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Brit

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#12 posted 332 days ago

Ugh!!! There’s a toe.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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WayneC

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#13 posted 332 days ago

I thought about cropping the photo but not for very long…. lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Brad_Nailor

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#14 posted 331 days ago

Looks good so far Wayne..your shop looks familiar..I have the same chop saw, table saw and thin strip ripping jig!
Love the doggie pics..

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#15 posted 329 days ago

Nice toe. Dont crop it…its the closest thing we have to a picture of you!

SO GLAD to see you in the shop…like me, its been a while but it feels good…this week I actually got out to my shop DURING THE WEEK and drilled some pen blanks! This never happens mid-week…

Matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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