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Cutting Board: How To's #1: Zig Zag Cutting Board - How To:

1392 days ago by McLeanVA | 50 comments »

For those of you who asked me for a tutorial on how to make the zig zag legless vegetable death table (cutting board), here is my best shot. I am far too impatient to take photos when I work, so I decided to illustrate the process using some good old Adobe PhotoShop. I hope you find this useful and informative. I will outline the process in 10 steps below. I have assumed that when viewing these steps that basic woodworking skills are familiar to you. If you have questions, or run into snag...

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CS1 Spaghetti Measurer

1398 days ago by Div | 18 comments »

CS1 Spaghetti Measurer How do you ever know how much spaghetti to cook? Either you have to eat pasta 3 days in a row or you have to drown it in sauce to fill the plate. This handy little Spaghetti Measurer will remove the guess work. It is an easy project, suitable for woodworkers of all skill levels. The only tools required are a drill, a selection of Forstner bits, a coping saw and some sandpaper, off course. I made this one from a piece of African Rosewood, 10mm thick and arou...

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Making Octagonal Stock from Square Stock

1403 days ago by swirt | 16 comments »

Many of the tips I have read regarding starting to round a spindle on a lathe recommend starting with octagonal stock. Many of the tool handles on tools I like, have octagonal handles. So I thought I would define the simplest method I have found for making octagonal stock from square stock. Be sure you have square to begin with.Find the center of the square. Take the length from corner to center and transfer it to the side face. Set your marking gauge to that length and...

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Beautiful end grain cutting boards free project plan

2437 days ago by dewoodwork | 94 comments »

Construct these beautiful end grainCutting boards Hello fellow woodworkers,In the spirit of sharing woodworking knowledge I am writing this tutorial for anyone interested in constructing these beautiful end grain cutting boards. Take a look at the photos of the four styles I have made, or create your own pattern’s and follow the steps I have outlined in this tutorial. Questions and comments are welcome, enjoy. For this board I used maple, walnut, lyptus and purpleheart. White oak, wa...

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Staggered Steps Endgrain Cutting Board

1492 days ago by SPalm | 42 comments »

This is a new style of cutting board (at least new to me). I was thinking about 3D designs on the way home from work last week, after Martyn’s Blog and Steve’s Video. So I came up with this. Kind of Sinister, kind of Tumbling block. Once I drew it out, it reminded me of Staggered Stairs (which are kind of cool), and reminded Karen of the Steps on the Row Houses in Baltimore. So that is how the name came about. I started with 6/4 walnut cut into 10 inch strips. This small length makes ...

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A Tight Weave

1513 days ago by degoose | 23 comments »

I am still in the process of setting up the stage for the video presentation of routing out the Chip and Dip Lazy Larry in Silky Oak.. [lacewood for our American cousins].. But in a moment of inspiration, sitting in the Inspirational Chair… enjoying some cool aid…. read XXXX … I thought Why not a tighter weave…this is what I came up with.. a weave of Tasmanian Blackwood… with Silver Ash and Purple Heart accents… The last part of the slideshow has a fe...

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"Don't Stress" glue ups

1515 days ago by dustbunny | 21 comments »

I got so tired of fighting with glueing up cutting boards.Is everything lining up ? Is there slipping ? One clamp at a time !!So I spotted these flooring jacks in the HF catalog...and I began to wonder.I bet that I could use these to clamp cutting boards together in hopefully one shot.I haven’t tried it yet, but I will let everyone know if there are problems.I am thinking this is going to work just fine.I may need to add regular clamps at the corners, we’ll see. I did h...

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Glue up of a woven board..

1897 days ago by degoose | 19 comments »

This is just a little tip.. not the whole tutorial of how to cut and make a woven board.Basically you all can make the weave with the two accent stripes on each side.. right.[ ok just a length of the main timber with 2 stripes cut 1/16 or 1/8 ” thick and glued up. see the pics and work it out ]You can also make the background pieces from the other of the accent timbers the same width as the main weave less the accents.. ok so far.. so I don’t need to go though all that do I? PM m...

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Cutting board build blog.

1567 days ago by Sinister | 30 comments »

I recently uploaded pictures of a cutting board (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30543) and several fellow LJs asked me to show how it was put together. Subsequently, Patron quickly deduced the process and wrote a nice blog showing the step by step process for how to achieve the pattern. I encourage anyone who is interested to take a look because he has some nice pictures outlining the process. http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/15074. I thought I would add a short amendment to his blog de...

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Bandsaw Walking Stick

1576 days ago by wdkits1 | 16 comments »

LOML wanted me to make her a new walking stick. Had to be a minimum of 44” long but my lathe can only take stock 40” plus she wanted it made from a couple of different woods and it had to taper from 1 1/4”- 1”.Using what I had learned from making my pen blank jig I went ahead and made a new jig for making round blanks using my bandsaw. The jig had to be capable of holding the blank securely on the centers but at the same time allowing the blank to be rotated as it was...

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