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A Study in Cutting Board Stand Design....

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Project by JL7 posted 03-14-2015 08:09 PM 2902 views 15 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been on the to-do list for quite a while now…..Have had several people asking for them…..Was really having trouble coming up with a design that i liked.

This started out with a simple pattern using half lap joints to form the legs:

Revision A had a solid glued cross-member rabbeted in:

Revision B used a large dowel with smaller threaded dowels in each end and a couple of hex nuts to hold it together. I liked this concept, but it seemed a bit clunky:

Revision C used a single threaded dowel but required 4 nuts to hold everything together:

Revision D got threads in the legs and created a nut-less design:

And this one is a hybrid of sorts, it has the threaded legs, but got a little aggressive with the shaping, so added some 1/2 nuts to keep it tightened up:

There is a short video here also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnb7RFvaoB8

Wood is Hard Maple and Ipe (I think) for the legs, both of which are re-purposed flooring which was gotten for free on CL…..along with some Walnut, Cherry and Maple dowels and nuts.

Used the Veritas Dowel Maker for the dowels and the Beall wood threader for the threads…...fun toys.

Finish is either Blond or Orange Shellac and some Johnson’s paste wax.

I may add some leather or cork for the boards to sit on (on the top side of the ledge). Anybody have an opinion on that in terms of bacteria and such??

Here are a couple of bottle openers that have been waiting for finish for a long time, so put some shellac on those as well…....

That’s it – gotta go clean the shop now, it’s a disaster! Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 03-14-2015 08:18 PM

Lots of thinkin’ & tinkerin’ went into these….
Well worth the effort!!!

I want to stop by….
& put those “cold one openers” to the test!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 03-14-2015 08:31 PM

Thanks Randy – stop on by, cold ones will be had, in the name of testing of course!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 03-14-2015 08:39 PM

I like them all Jeff. Very stylish. Do the bottle openers hang on a fridge by magnets, the same magnets which catch the cap? I’m still lovin shellac. Just used dewaxed shellac for the first time today to go under water based poly. Sprayed both and it went well.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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jacquesr

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#4 posted 03-14-2015 08:42 PM

Thanks a lot for taking the time to share all that with us.
Very nice of you.
People like you make this site great.

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#5 posted 03-14-2015 08:44 PM

Jeff

I am in Awe of your well thought out work, Great job.

Where did you buy the bottle openers at?

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#6 posted 03-14-2015 08:45 PM

What a neat post. It is really fun to watch someone think.

Good job Jeff, I kike them.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 03-14-2015 08:47 PM

Super cool, Jeff. Where do all those ideas come from??

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 03-14-2015 08:54 PM

Thanks Bill….....The bottle openers “could” be stuck on the fridge if don’t mind a few screws in the door! So no. Just a one inch monster magnet in there for the caps. And agree, the Shellac is really a great way to go, looking forward to seeing your project…...

Jacquesr, glad you appreciate it! I appreciate that you appreciate!

Thanks Arlin, the openers were ordered online at Restoration Hardware, and they were on closeout, so not sure they sell them anymore…..

Hey Steve and Gary- thanks… The thought process takes a lot more time than it used to…...but eventually something come of it…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#9 posted 03-14-2015 09:01 PM

Looking good Jeff – nice progression of ideas.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 03-14-2015 09:34 PM

Nice seeing the evolution, Jeff. I like ‘em all too.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 03-14-2015 10:34 PM

Appreciate it Steve and Don!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#12 posted 03-14-2015 10:40 PM

Great looking stands, I like all the options, although the one in picture one is my favorite. Very nice designs.

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#13 posted 03-14-2015 10:47 PM

thats quite a collection jeff

something for every one
from ford to chevy to ferrari to vw
pick-up truckers to family sedans
even got an old edsel in there

as usual
immaculate work

and sharp as ever

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 03-14-2015 10:55 PM

great work

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#15 posted 03-14-2015 11:07 PM

Ummm those are very cool. I cant decide on the one I like the most.
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After further investigation. I vote for B!
Jeff these show your personalty and ingenuity.
The wavy one is nuts…...
And how many beers did you drink testing those openers.
Well done..

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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