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Double Step Cutting Board, errr Hot Pot Holder

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Blog entry by jeepturner posted 1306 days ago 5283 reads 22 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at SPalm’s step cutting board blog, I figured that I would have to try my hand at making a double step board.
I found some cherry, maple and purple heart from prior projects I followed the instructions to but the pieces:

After glue up and cutting the two sections, I knew I wouldn’t have enough, so I set my sights a little lower.
I had enough of the triangles to make a hexagon.

I really need to rethink the clamping process before I start the next one, and also I will need at least three times as much stock.

So I ended up with a hot pot holder.

-- Mel,



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SPalm

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#1 posted 1306 days ago

WooHoo!
That looks sweet. It seems really tight to me.

Hmmm. “Rethink my glueing process”. If you come up with one, let me know :)

Love the chamfered edges, and the hex shape.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 1306 days ago

What a great looking cutting board errr hot pot holder… ;) I really like it!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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jeepturner

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#3 posted 1306 days ago

The hex design was a direct result of not planing out my wood usage. I have enough purple heart and maple but very little of the cherry, might have to buy more wood to use my other left overs. :-) I made this project to figure out how to do it. Now I am thinking that the next one will be bigger and better.

-- Mel,

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bvdon

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#4 posted 1304 days ago

That looks great. Glueing more than two triangles at a time would introduce imprecision in the final composition – thus no easy way to glue up this style board.

-- http://woodwork.me

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bvdon

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#5 posted 1300 days ago

Hmmm… I wonder… maybe if you took six of the triangles to make a hex and glued the inside edges and wrapped some sort of belt around the hex… maybe ;)

-- http://woodwork.me

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jeepturner

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#6 posted 1270 days ago

So I finally made some headway on the cutting board. I didn’t get as good as glue up as I would have liked on the board, but the columns were glued up with a new home made clamping and came out great.

I made the clamps out of 21mm mahogany plywood.

I didn’t take any pictures of the glue up of the board itself. After brushing all those triangles and placing them together in the right pattern, all the time wondering if I had added enough water to the glue, and finding out that my clamps were not holding the pieces as well as I had hoped, I just wanted to walk away for awhile.
But here is how it came out,

Keep in mind that this has a not been fully finished. It is just the first coat of General Salad Bowl Finish cut with
spirits.

It is made with purple heart, cherry and maple.

-- Mel,

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SPalm

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#7 posted 1269 days ago

Nice.
You done good, my friend.
The bullnose ends look teriffic too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jeepturner

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#8 posted 1269 days ago

Thanks Steve, once I get the finish and the feet on it I will post it up on my projects. Thanks again for your help and inspiration building this board.

-- Mel,

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lanwater

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#9 posted 1269 days ago

Very nice job. I have had Steve’s board on my favorite but have not done it yet.

you make it seem easy.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 1267 days ago

A very very very good job

I love it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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