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Project by RichM posted 06-20-2015 02:49 AM 1462 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple and Mahogany with Turquoise and Beck inlay. Short video at
https://youtu.be/-r-JTsNeVws

-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.





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playingwithmywood

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 03:07 AM

on your ripping cuts please invest in some push sticks…. the GRR-Ripper does not pay me to say GRR-Ripper I actually paid them to buy a set http://www.microjig.com/products/grr-ripper/index.shtml your fingers will thank you and so will your YouTube audience

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RichM

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 04:09 AM

I used a push stick / block on all my rip cuts. So unsure what you are talking about. But thanks for your concerns. If microjig wants to send me a set of grippers i would be happy to give them a shot.


on your ripping cuts please invest in some push sticks…. the GRR-Ripper does not pay me to say GRR-Ripper I actually paid them to buy a set http://www.microjig.com/products/grr-ripper/index.shtml your fingers will thank you and so will your YouTube audience

- playingwithmywood


-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.

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playingwithmywood

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 04:21 AM



I used a push stick / block on all my rip cuts. So unsure what you are talking about. But thanks for your concerns. If microjig wants to send me a set of grippers i would be happy to give them a shot.

well from :39 – :54 in the video you linked I guess you are referencing your fingers as push sticks… Please consider when you post something on YouTube some people are watching videos to learn and I would consider you actions using the table saw pretty careless so that is why I mentioned push sticks or something to help protect you in case of kickback or binding of the wood in the blade. Glad you still have your fingers but someone trying to make a cutting board from watching your video might not be so lucky

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 09:43 AM

the cutting board looks very nice..the inlays sure give it some pizzazz!!! please let us know how the inlay holds up to knives..I believe that stuff is too fragile for a cutting board that will be used, not just hung on a wall.

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JimRochester

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 12:36 PM

Let me add my 2c. I too think it is a gorgeous board. I also would like to know more about the filler, what it is, how and where to get it, and how it holds up? Not to pile on, but as someone who just had a little accident on the table saw, I was surprised at the rip cuts where you didn’t use the push sticks. Fortunately I still have my fingers but I am now religious about using the push sticks on every cut, not just the narrow ones.

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

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jim65

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 02:46 PM

awesome board, cool video! great job!!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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KnotCurser

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#7 posted 06-20-2015 03:30 PM

Fantastic board, but I have to agree with Jim and pwmw – VERY dangerous cuts at around the 40 second mark!!!

Ripping the darker of the two pieces, your fingers come within about 1/2” from the blade – NOT a great thing to post for education purposes.

Folks – USE PUSH STICKS! Your hands and fingers will thank you every time you use them. :-)

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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UncleStumpy

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 03:58 PM

I’m with Jim Rochester on this one because I cut my index finger a couple of years ago and I still have my finger but it is definitely crooked! First thing I did afterwards was made 10 really nice push sticks of varying thicknesses and buy a GRRIPPER, which is the only product I would EVER do a commercial for. So I think you are just going to have to take the heat on this one my friend.

As for the board, it is really, really nice! Beautiful!
I have a thing about circle inlays too. I mostly use Forstner bits and plug cutters. But I have also done turquoise granules too. One of the other guys was worried about the granules coming loose with knife usage, but I never had any problems – have you? Did you super glue them in or use epoxy? I used super glue and it worked great for me.

I have never used THAT many circles but you have inspired me! They look amazing the way you made them look like a splash of water. Great job.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Gary

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#9 posted 06-20-2015 04:48 PM

Beautiful cutting board

-- Gary, Florida

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RichM

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#10 posted 06-20-2015 05:13 PM

must have been the angle of the camera making it look far closer to the blade than it was, but you are right I will just have to take the heat on this one.. lol as for the inlay I leave the bottom without inlay and tell the customers to use that side to cut on and the inlay-ed side for show. I use a epoxy and have never had any issue with it chipping out or gaps with expansion. I did have one come back to me after repeated time in the dishwasher ( not a smart move anyway) but that was the only one to this point. Glad you found some inspiration with it. will like to see what you come up with

Rich


I m with Jim Rochester on this one because I cut my index finger a couple of years ago and I still have my finger but it is definitely crooked! First thing I did afterwards was made 10 really nice push sticks of varying thicknesses and buy a GRRIPPER, which is the only product I would EVER do a commercial for. So I think you are just going to have to take the heat on this one my friend.

As for the board, it is really, really nice! Beautiful!
I have a thing about circle inlays too. I mostly use Forstner bits and plug cutters. But I have also done turquoise granules too. One of the other guys was worried about the granules coming loose with knife usage, but I never had any problems – have you? Did you super glue them in or use epoxy? I used super glue and it worked great for me.

I have never used THAT many circles but you have inspired me! They look amazing the way you made them look like a splash of water. Great job.

- UncleStumpy

-- Rich, Learn something everyday even if it is how NOT to do it.

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cstrang

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#11 posted 06-20-2015 11:47 PM

Great Board! I am going to have to try something like this for sure in the future!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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GarageWoodworks

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#12 posted 06-21-2015 01:52 AM

“must have been the angle of the camera making it look far closer to the blade than it was,”

Uhh, no. Using your finger as a reference, you have around a finger width between your finger and the blade.

I’m not typically a safety nanny, but even I cringed when I saw that one.

Why take such a silly risk? (and with no splitter or riving knife)

Cool board though. I’ve never used epoxy like that in a project and will need to give it a try.

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Bill

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#13 posted 06-21-2015 12:54 PM

Love the pattern. Thanks for posting the how to video. Gonna have to try that soon.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 06-21-2015 08:00 PM

Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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PhillipRCW

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#15 posted 06-22-2015 04:04 PM

This looks great. I’m working on something similar to this with inlays made of exotic wood dowels.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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