My winter of 2013 cutting boards

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Project by cjwalker18 posted 05-17-2014 01:26 PM 1617 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my cutting boards from this last harsh winter (2013). I made some simple, some a little more complicated. Really trying to learn the basic skills before I try something I may get frustrated with. I really enjoy woodworking and look forward to sharpening my skills and taking on more projects. I am having fun!!!

-- John, WI

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#1 posted 05-17-2014 01:40 PM

Very nice cutting boards John.

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#2 posted 05-17-2014 02:11 PM

Thank you! I really enjoyed the learning process. Looking forward to get back at it next winter!

-- John, WI

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#3 posted 05-17-2014 10:03 PM

They look very good nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-18-2014 12:29 AM

They look good. That’s a lot of experience.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#5 posted 05-18-2014 09:54 AM

nice work, lots of bonding, an excellent result

-- Antonín,Rožná.Česká republika

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#6 posted 05-18-2014 10:17 AM

Awesome work. I’ll bet they were more than a little nervous as you carried them to the fireplace!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#7 posted 05-18-2014 02:34 PM

Nice work,,,, fun times!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-18-2014 06:25 PM

Very nice. I love the look of Padauk and Purpleheart in boards but unfortunately they seem to burn very easily and screw up the belts in my drum sander. I made some Wood Whisperer boards with maple and purpleheart. They look good now but the sanding process was atrocious. Very impressed with your results.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#9 posted 05-19-2014 09:07 PM

Those are just incredibly outstanding boards! Truly amazing, The patterns are very pleasing. Cool wood selection!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 05-24-2014 01:57 AM

I do my larger boards in two halves, this way I can plane them down in my bench planer. Then when I glue both halves together, I concentrate on only the middle joint. I always start out with larger dimensions than I want for a finished board. I use a 6” orbital with 120 on the seam in the middle, very lightly, letting the sander do the work. Purple heart can be very stubborn to work with. I try to use pieces that don’t need a lot of sanding or it loses it’s color. I have ruined very nice boards trying to router the rounded edges. If I tear out a big board, I just cut out my mistake and make smaller boards. I find it very interesting, all the different characteristics of each piece of wood. Really wish I started working with wood years ago. It is so relaxing and so much fun. Love this site! Thanks for all the comments and I wish you all well on your projects!

-- John, WI

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