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Project by dotScott posted 08-21-2014 02:28 PM 846 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest cutting board that I thought had a quilt like quality about it. It’s made from black walnut, cherry, and birds-eye maple. It measures about 19 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 1 1/2”. I thought it would be a straight forward cutting board but turned out to be a little more difficult than anticipated. Getting the stock to the exact dimensions in each direction took some planning and was time consuming. After hours and hours of sanding with belt and random orbital sanders, my wife finally agreed to allow me to get a drum sander. She get’s a new board and I get a new toy. Thanks honey!





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phillip butler

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#1 posted 08-21-2014 03:13 PM

lucky guy to have such a good wife. nice board also. you will love the drum sander. I got mine a month ago and cannot tell you how many hours it saves on endgrain boards. also works well as a planer sanding boards flat before glueups. congrats————they are worth the price!

-- phil, nevada

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dotScott

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 04:20 PM

Thanks! Any suggestions on the sander? I’m about to pull the trigger on the SuperMax 25-50. I’ve read a lot of good reviews on it.

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JFred

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 06:08 PM

Amazing design

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JimRochester

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#4 posted 08-21-2014 08:21 PM

Drum Sander is an absolute must have if you want to make cutting boards. I use mine constantly. In fact I’ve had the same box of course sandpaper for the ROS for a few years. I never use it.

Beautiful boards.

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

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SPalm

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#5 posted 08-21-2014 11:11 PM

Beautiful job, well done.

And congrats on the drum sander – they are really sweet to have available.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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roer

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#6 posted 08-22-2014 03:15 PM

Nice board !
For cutting boards I recommend a V-drum Sander instead of a traditional drum Sander

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JimRochester

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#7 posted 08-22-2014 07:42 PM

Roer, I will admit to being ignorant of the V-belt sander. When I did a quick search it appeared regular Jet drum sanders came up. What’s the diff?

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

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AngieO

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#8 posted 08-23-2014 12:18 AM

Very nice

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roer

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#9 posted 08-23-2014 11:34 AM

There a many v-dum sander designs on this site. Try looking here : http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/119

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