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Project by Keith Jones posted 01-23-2009 02:28 AM 1637 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cutting board from Appleply. (Appleply’s a hardwood plywood similar to Baltic Birch) I cut it in 1 inch strips, laid it side to side and laminated it all together again. The top of the “cutting” board is this pattern of very thin, but consistant strips of hardwood. I finished it with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. Works great and weighs a ton!

-- Keith





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lew

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#1 posted 01-23-2009 02:51 AM

NICE!!

How thick are the strips?

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

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#2 posted 01-23-2009 02:55 AM

The Appleply is 3/4” nominal. This board’s made of 15 strips (I think).

-- Keith

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#3 posted 01-23-2009 03:11 AM

That is beautiful. Goes to show that quality ply edges don’t always have to be covered, as they can sometimes add a nice touch to a project.

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think. http://chathampenworks.com/

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#4 posted 01-23-2009 05:18 AM

unique creation from ply…and an interesting centerpiece as well…as well as utilitarian…quite nice.

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#5 posted 01-23-2009 01:38 PM

This is beautiful! Love the striped effect.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 01-25-2009 06:27 AM

(might have to steal that idea!) wait… did i say that outloud? oops
nice work

-- mwm! Before you criticise walk a mile in their shoes, and when you do criticise you will be a mile away and have their shoes!

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#7 posted 01-25-2009 06:49 AM

by the way appleply? i have never heard of it! is it just a brand or is it actually apple wood p;lywood?

-- mwm! Before you criticise walk a mile in their shoes, and when you do criticise you will be a mile away and have their shoes!

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 03:59 PM

Heya! Appleply is just a domestic version of Baltic Birch plywood. There’re both made with Alder/Birch plys. I’ve bought both from my supplier, but the appleply is higher quality and more expensive. Do you have any domestic plywoods? I remember visiting a lumberyard in the Tablelands a couple of years ago and trying to figure out how to take all these beautiful Australian woods home on the plane…

-- Keith

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 04:20 AM

At least half that board is end grain lol….I like it!

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#10 posted 06-15-2010 03:41 PM

That looks awesome. I never would have thought of doing a board using the “endgrain” of plywood, but the effect is really awesome looking.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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