Cutting Boards

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Project by Gshepherd posted 12-12-2014 01:34 PM 2053 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always like the design of these edge grained cutting boards so I jumped in and made 25 of them and they are all sold allready. A mix of Black Walnut, A. Mahogany, Peruvian Walnut, Hard Maple, Padauck, Babinga and White Oak.

My bandsaw took a pernament vacation so I had to use a Jig Saw and do not wish that on anybody well maybe a few. So I got cozy with the jig saw and spindle sander. The sizes range from 8-9 inches wide and 12-14 inches long and 1 inch thick.

I just finished putting on the 2nd coat of mineral oil. Anybody who has made this design before knows now much work goes into each one. My estimate is at least 2 hrs each. There will be some happy cooks out there this X-Mas.

A bandsaw would have saved a lot of time by stacking the handles and cut 5 or so at a time and use the drill press to cut the finger holes out as well. Providing you kept them all exactly the same size which I did not. Next time hopefully it will go smoother… Gotta keep reaching for that dream.. Thanks for looking….

Just added a couple more pics before they go to their forever homes…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 02:10 PM

Very nice project.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-12-2014 02:25 PM

Cool boards.

How you doing with your new toy?

best wishes Lynn

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#3 posted 12-12-2014 03:23 PM

Nice designs!
Tons of nice work…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 12-12-2014 06:54 PM

As it goes for the new toy, I just got the correct soft starter for the vacuum system yesterday, Electrician has been called and I am very anxious to get it running.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 12-12-2014 07:46 PM

Great looking batch, and ahead of time. They are a lot of work, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 12-12-2014 08:21 PM

Looking good Shep.

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#7 posted 12-12-2014 08:23 PM

Thanks Guys, Looks like another run, a customer was just in picking up some wood mouldng and saw these and ordered some.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#8 posted 12-13-2014 04:45 PM

That was a great Project
now I remember the issue of woodsmith Classy cutting boardss

anyway, alot of work but they turned out beautifully
TNX for sharing

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#9 posted 12-13-2014 04:54 PM

You can download the plans there, They do take a bit more time than regular cutting boards but they do have that Wow factor built in. They sure are poplar, both Ex Wives loved them,LOL

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#10 posted 12-13-2014 05:05 PM

Super collection of cutting boards,great job.

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Todd Swartwood

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#11 posted 12-14-2014 02:15 PM

Very nice job with the cutting boards.

Blessings, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#12 posted 12-15-2014 10:43 PM

They look great Shep.

-- ~Tony

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