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Project by Al posted 01-02-2015 11:51 PM 10229 views 21 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 3rd attempt at a cutting board and the 1st one I sold. This one came out much better and I’m definitely much happier with the end result. I also included some pics of the process. I used my 3 fave woods: walnut, cherry and maple. So much sanding… My next purchase is a drum sander.

Cheers!

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)





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Kelvin Grove's Better Half

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#1 posted 01-03-2015 12:11 AM

Excellent! I have to look at the pic sideways to believe it’s 2d.

-- betterhalf

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 01:53 AM

Ah Tumbling blocks… one of my favorites… well done…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 02:22 AM

Very well done! Beautiful!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 02:30 AM

Not just another cutting board, but a really nice cutting board! Thanks for sharing the process and the finished product.

Ellery Becnel

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 03:33 AM

Very nice! I need to try this one day

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 07:35 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 09:48 AM

wow, great detail, its amazing.

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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#8 posted 01-03-2015 12:26 PM

Great job! I have made, sold, and given away a number of these and they are always a big hit. One question though. After milling the three woods I glue them together as a three foot long piece and then cut into 1 1/2” sections. So far I have had only a couple give me problems due to slippage which creates a real bear of adjustments during assembly. I noticed that you cut all of the individual pieces and did your glue up one section at a time before final assembly. I can see where aligning the pieces would possibly be more positive. Was this the case?
Also fyi—I recently purchased a Supermax 19-38 drum sander primarily for help in my segmented turning. In working engrain cutting boards this machine is a God send!

Really nice work!

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#9 posted 01-03-2015 01:29 PM

very nice..thanks for sharing

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Al

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#10 posted 01-03-2015 03:06 PM

Thank you evryone for the support. It’s much appreciated.

Papamac: I did it individually because the YouTube video I watched did it that way. Your way sounds much better and I’ll definitely give that a shot next time. My only fear is that the column along with the sled would exceed the cutting height of my table saw, but I can easily try that out in advance. Thanks for the tip!

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)

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#11 posted 01-03-2015 04:28 PM

Very nicely done.

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#12 posted 01-04-2015 12:24 AM

Very well done!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 01-04-2015 01:40 AM

thanks for the process pictures, I have wondered how those eye catching boards where made. maybe this winter????

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 01-04-2015 06:03 PM

To cut the sections off of the column I used my miter saw. A line drawn on the fence or table keeps each one about the same length. Or you could clamp a stop block. A point to keep in mind is as you cut them off be sure to number each in succession. During assembly minor differences aren’t noticed as much.

Keep smiling—it makes everyone wonder what you are up to!

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#15 posted 01-05-2015 05:00 AM

Very Well done Al!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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