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Project by newTim posted 12-23-2008 05:42 AM 1287 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay this is absolutely, positively the last board. My wife wanted handles so I used some cocobolo drawer pull stock left over from my bathroom vanity and nightstand drawers. I used a mortisepal jig and cut two slots end to end to make a 4” slot for the handle. Close up pictures show all the blemishes, then again it is meant to be used as a cutting board. Two coates of the wood whisperer’s finish formula.

The mortise pal is actually a pretty good tool. I just wish they had made the new version (i.e. 3 1/4” stock capacity) when I bought it. I noticed right off it would be better if they had made a wider jig. Just like with computers, they did after I bought it.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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#1 posted 12-23-2008 06:16 AM

Great job Tim. I like the handles.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 12-23-2008 07:06 AM

were you nervous on the slots??? i re-finished a neighbors cutting board—-and I was sooooo nervouse to mess it up at that stage…(see my projects…)...yours looks good…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 12-23-2008 07:31 AM

Nervous? I think I’ve gotten so used to making mistakes that I don’t get nervous about it. I made a couple of test cuts but the mortise pal is pretty easy to set up and is very accurate so I wasn’t worried about it. I cut the mortise first then squared it up with chisels then just cut the handle to fit the slot same way you would do a tennon.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#4 posted 12-23-2008 09:48 PM

You saved the nicest and best for the last and for the most important person…your wife. Tim really enjoyed watching the process of all the cutting boards you made.

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#5 posted 12-23-2008 10:11 PM

Wow, thanks Brian. Coming from you that’s a real compliment. I’m always experimenting with new things. Sometimes it doesn’t work out or look to good, but I always learn something. It is interesting to look at old projects and see the progression. Have a great holidy and New Year. Maybe we can get together sometime.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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