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Another attempt at Sinister Cutting Board

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Project by JimRochester posted 03-20-2015 08:50 PM 1882 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the first one gave me such trouble I decided the second one would be easier. I was wrong. These are tough boards no matter how you slice it. I made this from Maple and Purpleheart. Instead of two very long glue-ups, I made four shorter ones. Easier to work for sure. Even after making test cuts and measuring to be sure my notches were perfectly square, I ended up with gaps because some got fubar’d. Then began the sanding of endgrain purpleheart. It kept burning, so I reluctantly ran it through the planer. There is still a very slight residual burn mark but now there are planer marks as well in spite of being sanded to 320 grit.

All in all should still be an eye catching piece at the craft shows.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.





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#1 posted 03-20-2015 08:59 PM

i like it been wanting to do that one

-- woodnutbob

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#2 posted 03-20-2015 11:42 PM

Jim, the board looks good from here. Also, you are right about purpleheart burning easily. I use 60G on my ROS until the burn marks are gone, then progress up through the grits.

-- Art

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#3 posted 03-21-2015 12:18 AM

I agree with art. 60 grit until all marks gone, burn and planer marks. Then sand for smoothness wanted.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#4 posted 03-21-2015 11:19 AM

I love that design. Good on you for trying again.
Planing end grain is scary stuff, but I think you know that. Sand with rough grits instead.

Looks nice although,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 03-21-2015 03:55 PM

I think we have occasionally had that project that is high maintenence, but in this case you stuck with it and prevailed. Well done, it looks awesome to me. Who wouldn’t love to have that cutting board!!!
Mike

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#6 posted 03-21-2015 10:52 PM



I love that design. Good on you for trying again.
Planing end grain is scary stuff, but I think you know that. Sand with rough grits instead.

Looks nice although,
Steve

- SPalm

I went through two 100 grit 6” discs when I decided to hit the planer. I glued up some sacrificial boards to prevent chip-out. Even with the planer you can still see a slight burn I still didn’t get.

I made the notches smaller on this board than the last. I feel the board came out a touch too long. If I make another one, I’ll split the difference on the size of the notch.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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