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This is my first attempt at a cutting board. It did not come out as nice as I would have liked but the wife loves it and it was fun building. The wood is maple, cherry, and purple heart
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#1 posted 03-05-2009 03:58 AM
Wow, I don’t now what you expected but it looks great to me.
-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.
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#2 posted 03-05-2009 04:41 AM
I don’t know what the problem is either Lou, it looks great, nice pattern great color and the wife like it dude what’s up with that…oh ya I think I see some walnut as well… thank for sharing Blkcherry
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#3 posted 03-05-2009 11:21 AM
Beautifully arranged wood combinations!
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.
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#4 posted 03-05-2009 03:30 PM
Lou, Thats an outstanding cutting board. You sound like you are as critical of your projects as I am of mine. I always think I could have done better… I think your board looks amazing though.
-- "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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#5 posted 03-05-2009 06:04 PM
-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com
#6 posted 03-06-2009 12:25 AM
Thanks you all for the kind words. It hard to see in the pics but it really isn’t that flat. I had a hard time with the planer (blades really dull and need sharping) and I have some snipe marks on the bottom. And yes I forgot to put in the Walnut.
Thank you all againLou
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#7 posted 03-06-2009 12:45 AM
nice cutter…good job.
-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †
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#8 posted 03-06-2009 02:44 AM
The board looks amazing, what did you use for a finish?
I had the same flatness issue when making my first boards. An aggressive belt on my hand-held sander and a straight edge to check my progress is all I use… plus a little patience.
#9 posted 03-06-2009 02:56 AM
Thanks Lucas. I was thinking of getting a belt sander but I don’t know maybe that will make thing worse. I used a walnut oil for the finish but only because I know no one here is allergic to nuts.
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#10 posted 03-06-2009 02:57 AM
I think it looks absolutely amazing. That is on heck of a nice cutting board. Be proud man.
-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps
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#11 posted 03-06-2009 03:00 AM
I’m surprised you got it thru a planer at all. End grain does not plane very easily. I’ve heard of endgrain boards being pulled appart in a planer & causing all sorts of damage. I’m lucky I have an old ryobi drum sander that I run my cutting boards thru. Very many light passes does the trick. If not I’d do the belt sander thing. Board looks good & the wife likes it so that’s what REALLY counts! LOL
#12 posted 03-06-2009 03:10 AM
Thank you all again for all the great complements and thanks Tim for heads up with the planer. It was very hard even taking very light cuts. I think I’ll follow your advice and just use a sander on future boards.
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#13 posted 03-06-2009 03:11 AM
Now that came out great – nice – no very nice job – I bet that took some gluing time out of your day.
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#14 posted 03-06-2009 03:13 AM
Looks great in the pics, Lou. I like the pattern. Yep, sanding is the way to go with end grain cutting boards.
-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches
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#15 posted 03-22-2009 11:41 AM
A friend told me that, once I had made ONE I would never stop and he was SOOOO right!!Looks Great Mate Keep up the good work and many more. And yes Sanding only keep away from the planer with endgrain.Regards Larry
-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...
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