Cutting Board Season!

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Project by Jasonjenkins posted 12-24-2014 05:51 AM 1987 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second commissioned project, and was obviously a much bigger project! It is funny how it grew and grew. I made one for my wife who showed it of a few months ago and a neighbor showed up with an order for 10. She was so happy with the results on delivery she ordered one more!

Along the way one of my bosses got married so I made one for her too. A friend of mine works with a flooring company and has had his eye out for scrap for some time, so I made one for him… That plus one for Mom, and Mom-in-law makes 16 including the original!

I plan to post the last two patters I have pictures of in another post along with some details of the finger grooves along the sides. Instead of a half moon or the like for a finger grip, I centered a cove bit along the edge. My thinking is that you could always knock the feet off the bottom allowing you to turn the board over if needed.

made a simple surfacing jig and purchased the largest router bit I could find… helped reduce the sanding to a more manageable level. Woods include Walnut, Jatoba, Cherry, Purpleheart, Bubinga, maple, and sepele.

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 08:44 AM

Fine collection of boards…

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 03:08 PM

Very nice looking cutting boards

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 07:07 PM

Nice work. Great artistic vision. If you’re going to make cutting boards like that, get yourself a drum sander. They are worth their weight in gold on end grain boards. Even boards run the through the planer get a couple quick passes with a fine grit, then I hit them with the ROS. They are already smooth but I need to get rid of the vertical streaks. A few minutes with 180 and 220 are great but always hit it with the 320 to polish them up.

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

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#4 posted 12-25-2014 03:33 PM

Very nice looking work indeed!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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