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My largest chopping board yet. #3: Crosscutting..

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« Part 2: Dressing the boards.. Part 3 of My largest chopping board yet. series Part 4: What does it weigh? »

Well, the first blank was in clamps over night…

Now a few light passes through the drum sander.

This board is too large just to push against the fence to cross cut the engrain slices and I have not made a sled for my new table saw so I attached a block of wood to the incra mitre guage and used it backwards. By backwards I do not mean I cut backwards… just had the guage on the other side of the blank as I pushed it forward…

To hold it steady I clamped the blank to the block… and used the fence as a way of measuring the 50 mm or 2 inches I decided on for thickness..

After the board was in the right position for the cut and clamped, I move the fence away..

This is done so that the cut piece is not pinched between the blade and the fence… very dangerous..

After cutting all the pieces they were rolled and flipped… here is a sneak peek..

[TIP… run all four side of each piece through the Drum Sander… a little extra work but you will find the fit a lot better…]

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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CalgaryGeoff

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#1 posted 915 days ago

Larry thats one nice board. The center colors trick my eyes and it looks 3D to me. Great peace. Cheers

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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rance

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#2 posted 914 days ago

Larry, that is one very nice looking board. I’m sure the eventual owners will cherish it for a long time.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 914 days ago

Nice work!! Keep ‘em comin’ ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 914 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 914 days ago

Thank you for the step by step…

LOOKS Super as usual!

That’s really a BIG one!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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SalvageCraft

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#6 posted 914 days ago

What a monster! How much does that thing weigh? Beautiful job!

-- Jesse --

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BigTiny

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#7 posted 914 days ago

Hi Larry.

Creative idea using the miter guage reversed like that. Your mama didn’t raise no fool! :)

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Bob Collins

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#8 posted 914 days ago

Sure turned out a great looking board Larry, I take it you still have your fingers.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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stefang

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#9 posted 914 days ago

Excellent how to blog Larry, and a beautiful result. You make it look so easy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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ellen35

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#10 posted 914 days ago

That is working out to be one nice board, Larry.
You are still the Master of Boards!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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SPalm

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#11 posted 914 days ago

Nice.
I have used that miter gauge trick. It seems weird, but is totally safe.

Good lookin’ board,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#12 posted 914 days ago

I’d be curious on the amount o glue u go thru Larry… lol all your boards are awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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ElmoSr

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#13 posted 914 days ago

again this is a fine product, gotta copy as close as i can,,,

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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Jonathan

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#14 posted 914 days ago

Great tip on the reversed miter gauge.

This is going to take up a lot of real estate in the kitchen, and do so stylishly.

-- 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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woodsmithshop

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#15 posted 914 days ago

Beautiful board!!!

-- Smitty!!!

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