My try at a cutting board

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Project by creeker46 posted 03-02-2009 09:21 PM 1872 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making an end grain cutting board. Also, my first attempt at a detailed inlay. The wood used is Cherry and Maple. The inlay is Walnut. Finished with Salad Bowl Finsh. It is a birthday gift for my sister, “D” for Daniela. Sorry for the fuzzy pics, taken with my cell phone.

-- "I have not failed 10,000 times, I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work."--Thomas A. Edison

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#1 posted 03-02-2009 09:48 PM

Wow! Its something new. How You made the inlay ?
Very well done.

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 03-02-2009 09:49 PM

Looks like a great job on the inlay!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-02-2009 10:30 PM

The inlay was made form MS Word, “Script MT Bold” blown up to about font size 250. I cut the walnut out of a walnut log on my parents property, the used my mill (chainsaw) to cut a small board and cut my inlay out of that. I traced with a sharp pencil around the inlay. I cut a test on a piece of scrap to see how close to the line I needed to be, then used a small router with a 1/8” straight bit to freehand on the cutting board. It didn’t come out perfectly, so I cut some shaving off the extra walnut and forced them in the gaps, with glue of course. There are easier ways to do this, but with my limited tools and experience, this worked fine. Thanks for the compliments, they mean alot to a beginner ;)

-- "I have not failed 10,000 times, I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work."--Thomas A. Edison

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#4 posted 03-02-2009 10:43 PM

Nice cuttting board.

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#5 posted 03-02-2009 10:47 PM

Real nice cutting board love the inlay. I am working on my first board also, I hope it comes out as well as yours.

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#6 posted 03-03-2009 01:06 AM

The bar is constantly being raised.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 03-05-2009 04:21 AM

Very nice! Love the inlay! Once you make one, you can’t stop cause everyone you show will want one.

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#8 posted 03-05-2009 04:46 AM

Nice board. I know what you mean by not stopping, I am making more bowls and utensils for gifts than I am selling.

-- Bryan, Cleveland OH

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