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Project by Ajs73 posted 09-12-2014 10:05 PM 1487 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long story short, The Friday before Labor Day
I broke the heel on my left foot. ( working on 2nd story
window and slipped and had to jump off of ladder or
fall, Ouch !!! ) . No weight on it for 6 weeks. This sucks. Been wanting to try a end grain cutting board so
I guess now was a good time. The first week I was quite
sore and didn’t get much done. Once the pain let up I
scored a wheelchair for the basement and spent an hour
or so a day. Made a couple edge grain boards and
chopped one up & glued it up. Didn’t want to sand my
terrible glue up so had to make a router/planer sled.
Worked great. Still a lot of sanding but came out good. I never realized how much work these end grain boards
are and how much mineral oil they soak up compared
to edge grain Boards are made of maple & cherry cabinet filler strips
left over from new kitchens at work. Finish is multiple
coats of mineral oil with a final coat of mineral oil / beeswax
mix. On to something else, 4 weeks to go. Thanks for looking

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 09-12-2014 11:02 PM

Nice looking boards. I just built two of them today for our Daughters. May I ask, did you design a jig as well to cut the drip gutter (or what ever they call it) with your router or your router table with stop blocks? Thanks for sharing. It’s a pain being laid up like that isn’t it. When I had my shoulder rebuilt a few years ago, I still found a way to work in the shop one handed…that was really a pain.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Ajs73

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#2 posted 09-13-2014 12:38 AM

Thanks for the comments. I used a router table
with stop lines on pieces of tape instead of blocks.
Tried a couple different methods but that way seems
easiest for me

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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#3 posted 09-13-2014 01:25 AM

Nice boards and I really love your router sled for flattening. I’ve considered doing this because you’re right…sanding sucks.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 09-13-2014 03:14 AM

I was thinking of making a template for cutting the drip edge in, but I do many sizes of boards and would need lots of templates cut…and that would only work on the straight sided boards. I make them as animals as well. Thanks for the information.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Ajs73

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#5 posted 09-13-2014 03:32 AM

Thanks guys, router sled surprised me how well it
worked. Made it from craftsman radial saw recall parts.
I’ve been using used cheap router bits so can’t wait to work with some
good/sharp ones. Cheap bit left for more sanding then
there should be. Same with juice groove (little burning in
corners.) more sanding ugh !

Wish I was in Hawaii , or Tennessee for that matter


-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 09-13-2014 03:55 AM

Well the State of Hawaii is still welcoming people…so head on over. I grew up in Ohio many many years ago, and I will take Hawaii anytime…even with the volcano leaking right now. We are not close to it, same Island, but we sure do smell it…not good to breath.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 09-13-2014 01:20 PM

I also wish I was in Hawaii Andy.
My wife and I went for 2 weeks every year for many years (until the economy imploded) and although I love the Big Island and with all due respect to her residents…Maui No Ka ‘Oi… :)

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#8 posted 09-13-2014 01:49 PM

Nice work. I hope your foot heals up quickly.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 09-13-2014 05:46 PM

Maui is very nice no doubt, but it has changed so much over the years. Before we moved here to the Big Island, we vacationed every year a couple times a year and watched it grow and grow…only in stores, people and cars since the Island can’t grow. Still beautiful as all the Islands are in their own way.

Aloha Guys

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 09-14-2014 11:15 AM

First, very glad that you will recover well.

Next, great boards. Using your time wisely.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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