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Project by DIYaholic posted 11-22-2014 03:15 AM 2199 views 6 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a Grizzly G0458 Drum sander with the intent of making (end grain) cutting boards….

Besides putting my drum sander to use….
There were forces at work that compelled me to complete this board.
First off, my good buddy Eddie has the same drum sander and as of yet had not made a cutting board.
There began the challenge, as to who would draw first saw dust!!!

Another driving force was/is “The Chairman of the Board”, aka JL7 otherwise known as my good buddy Jeff.
I’m sure y’all have seen his AMAZING work!!! Now then, there is no way that this board even comes close to his level of craftsmanship. As much as I am inspired by his masterpieces…. Jeff personally provided additional motivation!!!

As the title states…. This is my first attempt at a cutting board. Perfect by NO means, but many a lesson learned.

Made of Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) and re-purposed Maple flooring, with the usual mineral oil soaking.

(Opps, EDIT: roughly 11” X 15” X 1.5”)

I wanted a unique look….
I also didn’t want rubber feet attached with screws….
So to that end, I ended up with what you see. I also used re-purposed wine corks for the integrated feet.
I wanted a unique board…. Think I may have accomplished that.

Now that this board is done…. I wonder what Jeff has up his sleeve!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-22-2014 03:21 AM

Great job. They get easier with practice. Your journey has begun.

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

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 11-22-2014 03:22 AM

Randy, it looks fantastic. I really like the shape and the hand holds, those are a nice touch.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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JL7

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#3 posted 11-22-2014 03:22 AM

Well….....let me be the third to say…...BRAVO…..or it’s about time! Nice work my friend, and the details make it unique and all yours…...cork! Well done…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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patron

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#4 posted 11-22-2014 03:30 AM

congratulations son
it is a beauty

i guess this means
you are getting the lair working

you might want to make one for mom
with some magnet
so she can hang it on the fridge
next to your drawing of ‘dog’
from when you were little

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JL7

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#5 posted 11-22-2014 03:31 AM

I think it’s official…......you drew first dust…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 11-22-2014 03:44 AM

Eddies so ashamed, he hasn’t shown his face.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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CFrye

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#7 posted 11-22-2014 04:17 AM

Great job, Randy! I like the subtlety of the end-grain design, and the shape, and the grips and…everything! Congratulations on first dust! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 11-22-2014 05:08 AM

Monte,
Thanks, & practice makes perfect….
well perfect practice makes perfect!!!

Bill,
The shape was derived from the hope for an impression/illusion of a cylinder.
Not sure it was really achieved….

Jeff,
Glad you approve of my efforts.
Since cork is from the bark of a tree….
Could this be considered a “natural edge” board??? ;^)

DAD!!!
“The Lair” is working….
Might not be able to say the same for me!
Thanks for the kind words.

Candy,
I wanted, as my buddy “The Chef” & I call it….. A look of “Simple Elegance”.
Soooo glad you like it.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 11-22-2014 12:01 PM

Way to go, Randy.
Sweet looking board.
Great idea for the feet….put a cork in it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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DIYaholic

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#10 posted 11-22-2014 12:20 PM

Thanks, Gene.

Considering the cork feet & my skill level , perhaps this is a….
“Whine & Cheesy” Board!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#11 posted 11-22-2014 12:40 PM

I like it, nice work !!!!!!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Sandra

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#12 posted 11-22-2014 12:46 PM

Kudos Randy. While I appreciate the work that goes into many of the elaborate boards I see, I’m not a fan of the ‘optical illusion’ type geometric patterns. This one is a home run. I particularly like the shape.

Admit it, you already have about 6 more pattern ideas bouncing around in your head don’t you??

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Arcola60

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#13 posted 11-22-2014 12:58 PM

Great job on that board! Clean, crisp, flowing, sleek, etc. It has everything you want in a cutting board. I have
Some Jatoba but have not used it yet in a board. Thanks for posting.

Ellery Becnel

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William

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#14 posted 11-22-2014 01:34 PM

Nice job.
Now pack up the sander and send it on down to me.

And yes, I did try to make a cutting board.
I gave up on it.
I need a drum sander or come up with ways to get much more accurate glue ups.
I went through half a contractor pack of sixty grit Diablo sanding disks on the ROS and still did not have a satisfactory level surface.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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boxcarmarty

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#15 posted 11-22-2014 02:00 PM

I’m BOARD with all this talk… The next task at hand is making a matching handle for that knife. Dave has the rivets…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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