My first project.... Yes it is another cutting board

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Project by PoleVault posted 10-12-2014 02:50 PM 1426 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Long time lurker, first time really doing a project. It was so much fun to get to know my tools and to learn. Thankfully I had a buddy to help guide me through the process and he has a drum sander!
The board is maple with Boos Mystery Oil.

I have a lot to learn about gluing up. I had a fun time building a router sled as well for the rough planing (after my terrible glue up)

Overall, I’m pleased with how it turned out and I look forward to making more in the future!

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#1 posted 10-12-2014 04:49 PM

That is really a fine looking cutting board!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#2 posted 10-12-2014 05:14 PM

A very nice cutting board! I agree, they are really fun to build. As you cut, and sand all of the wonderful hidden qualities of the wood shows up. Thanks for posting.

Ellery Becnel

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#3 posted 10-12-2014 07:38 PM

welcome to LJs , great job. love the wood grain s

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 12:28 AM

That look really cool. Great job and welcome to LJs

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 03:52 AM

That’s cool first board!

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#6 posted 10-13-2014 03:58 AM

Thanks for the welcome and the kind comments y’all.

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#7 posted 10-13-2014 04:50 AM

Well done !!!!Beautiful Wood and very pleasing to the eye…......nothing wrong with being a lurker…....hope to see more of your work!!


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#8 posted 10-13-2014 06:02 AM

Nice looking cutting board, well done!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 10-13-2014 02:33 PM

Thanks for going public and showing your quality work. Nothing wrong with making that nice of a cutting board!

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#10 posted 10-13-2014 08:44 PM

I love the contrast you got even using all maple! I’m trying to recover some of my costs so I can buy a few more tools by selling some end grain boards. The Maple costs me 5.40 a board foot compared to 9.00 bf for the walnut. I could become a millionaire thanks to you! ;) Keep up the good work!

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#11 posted 10-14-2014 06:23 AM

Good looking cutting board. I had the same issues. My glue up was terrible and had to plane it with my router. Of course I didn’t account for all that lost material so mine came in thinner than anticipated. Make sure to keep that friend with the drum sander :) I would love to have access to one of those to speed up my smoothing.


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