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Project by newTim posted 2029 days ago 1626 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promise, almost done with the cutting boards. This one was customized for my sister-in-law who wanted some grooves added to collect the juice. I think other’s called these blood moats? Anyway I tried to get a little creative. The good part is she can always flip it over and use the other side. This board is about 14”x20”.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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lew

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#1 posted 2029 days ago

Nice Design!

Interesting idea with the grooves!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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rikkor

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#2 posted 2029 days ago

Great job. Did you just free-hand the grooves, or did you have some sort of jig?

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newTim

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#3 posted 2029 days ago

I used a router guide for the outside grooves and made a pattern for the inside. The pattern looked like a banana jutting out of a half circle. I flipped it over to make the branching groove. After cutting the half-circle tray I inserted a wedge under the template so the groove would run down hill into the tray.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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Chris Cunanan

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#4 posted 2029 days ago

imo the burn marks in the grooves take away from the beautiful grain/contrasting woods, but it is a beautiful board! Did you do the routing in several passes or less? i also find that that router cutter spray works well if you spray it right before you cut, but i can’t say anything I still burn it up too, maybe cheap bits are the culprit to my issue mostly though? as well as human error lol

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Maddhatter

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#5 posted 2028 days ago

Well done, of the different boards that have been posted, the blood line is the most original.

Well done.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 2028 days ago

I’ve all but eliminated router burns by using sharp bits and a router speed control . Also , make a final cut by removing just the tiniest bit of wood to clean any “boo boos ” up .
Thank you for enlightening me about the term “blood moats ” (slap to forehead ) DOH !!!.......I’ve been calling them ” juice grooves ” all this time : ) Happy Holidays !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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newTim

553 posts in 2190 days


#7 posted 2028 days ago

I call them juice grooves also. The first time I make something it usually isn’t quite as good as I’d like. I’ll try to do better next time. ;)

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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