Cutting Board

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Project by cstrang posted 01-25-2015 01:17 PM 3370 views 26 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cutting board I made a while ago as a gift for someone. I had seen something similar on Lumberjocks somewhere and fell in love with the design so naturally I had to try it! It’s made with walnut, maple and padauk and finished with natural oil.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 01:25 PM

Love it, Chris. Gotta love that Padauk.

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 01:36 PM

I really like this design and the woods you used.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 02:11 PM

Beautiful. Would love to see in progress photos if you have any.

The process for these seems simple enough, but execution seems like it could be difficult to get tight joints at the curved sections. One day, when I get a band saw, I want to try this style.

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 03:45 PM

Beauty, Chris! What size bandsaw blade did you use??

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 04:23 PM

I just finished some Skateboards like this. I would be interested in hearing how you went about it. On mine I made a pattern, used turners tape to hold it down. I used my router with a guide collar and 3/8 bit and went down about 3/8 of in making a channel. I then took to bandsaw and cut in the middle of groove and then used a pattern bit to remove the other waste. I lightly sanded and glues 3 1/8 strips in making the first curve.

The joints come real well.

Great board.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 01-25-2015 04:27 PM

very cool cutting board, great job

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#7 posted 01-25-2015 08:59 PM

Great looking board.

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#8 posted 01-25-2015 10:06 PM

Beautiful work!!


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#9 posted 01-25-2015 11:37 PM

The contrast is awesome!

What glue did you use? I’ve made a few of these and usually go with epoxy to give me enough time to get everything covered and aligned. If you used PVA glue (Titebond, etc.) you must move like the ‘Flash’.

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#10 posted 01-25-2015 11:45 PM

Beautiful work.

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#11 posted 01-26-2015 12:06 AM

Excellent CS.

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#12 posted 01-26-2015 12:13 AM

Thats pretty much the same process I used Ken. I used PVA glue, wasn’t too bad for working time, need to have everything ready, clamp and a couple love taps with a mallet to get everything aligned just right.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#13 posted 01-26-2015 02:07 AM

Very nice touch : )
I like how you put the “decoration” out of harms way and left enough room to still have a useful board.

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#14 posted 01-26-2015 02:54 AM

Wow very nice work!

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#15 posted 01-26-2015 03:40 AM

i love that cutting board. have been itching for a while to try one. what thickness are the strips of padauk and maple. thanks

-- wiser1934, new york

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