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Project by gottobtrue posted 05-31-2015 01:43 AM 1183 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After watching Scott Lewis’ cutting board video on Fine Woodworking’s website several times I thought I would finally give it a try. I don’t have a planer so it was a challenge getting those strips super thin with my hand plane but it was neat to see it all come together. I decided to use walnut with strips of maple and mahogany, since that is what I had on hand. The next one will probably have some Purple Heart as well.





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thelodge

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 02:08 AM

Very neat! Think I am going to try something like this. Was wondering how what is the thickness of the maple and mahogany?

-- IN HIS GRIP

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thelodge

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 02:09 AM

Sorry, what is the thickness of the maple and mahogany?

-- IN HIS GRIP

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gottobtrue

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 04:50 AM

That was the tricky part for me. I used a 1/4” bit for the cut so the strips would need to be 1/4” in total to “replace” what I removed. If I would have used 4 strips at 1/16” each that would have done it, but I only used 3. So without owning any gauges I had to sort of guess on each piece.

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BST

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 08:29 AM

I had to watch that video a few times before I understood all of it, for you to have done it with a hand plane is just as impressive as the what was done in the video or even more so if you ask me.

Outstanding very nice work Sir!!!

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JimRochester

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 11:52 AM

Very nice look. I recently made some with purpleheart and will warn you. The stock needs to be paper thin. PH is not very flexible and is a bitch to clamp up. It cracks a lot. I will stick to padauk for color for now on.

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

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 02:23 AM

super looking cutting board. The strips turned out great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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gottobtrue

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 03:11 AM

Thank you all for the kind words and advice.

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