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Project by poroskywood posted 05-10-2009 04:35 AM 3270 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this blog entry by dewoodwork http://lumberjocks.com/dewoodwork/blog/2597 (Thanks dewoodwork)
Used Hard Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. The design is awesome and the directions are easy to follow. The final glue up was tough in lining up the blocks so a few are slightly off. Thus “There is many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip” I think next time I might try to shoot a pin nail into each one to hold them in place. I think some of the movement happened after I clamped them. Also I think I need to buy a good set of parallel clamps for better control. It took me a weekend and produced four blocks. All in all it was a fun project and one I will try again, the design possibilities are endless. Now if we could just get the “Chairman of the Board” degoose to share a few secrets we could all have some real cutting board fun! I love my Mother, Happy Mothers day!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott





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#1 posted 05-10-2009 04:43 AM

This is super nice very pretty

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 06:53 AM

Very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us.

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 07:34 AM

Now that’s a nice cutting board!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 07:39 AM

Well done! What are the dimensions? Any cook would be proud to have that in their kitchen.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 07:43 AM

This one looks like a real pain to build. The alignment looks way better than the only one I ever made, years ago, and mine was a simple checkerboard.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 12:50 PM

This is a very well designed board and would be a welcome addition to any kitchen. Nice choice of complimentary woods as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 02:02 PM

Thanks. It’s 12 3/4” square x 1 1/4” thick. I used Mineral Oil to seal it. Has anyone used that salad bowl finish, is it worth trying?

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 02:25 PM

Great job….... I saw this same blog…. I want a crack at this board, too… Nothing better then your source for wood….

Regards…

Rob

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 02:44 PM

Looks great. Do you think anyone would use a knife on it?

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#10 posted 05-10-2009 03:01 PM

That came out real nice! I have been experimenting with some fancy designs and I find that if you use Titebond3, and let it tack up a little while aligning the design, then when you apply the clamping pressure do it evenly and slowly things stay put better. But I am intrigued by the pin nail idea..I wonder how that would work…

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#11 posted 05-10-2009 07:40 PM

Hahahahaha! firecaster, I was thinking the same thing. It looks so nice I think people will be afraid to cut on it. I see so many nice cutting boards on here, that is always my first thought. Great job, I love the pattern and look forward to seeing more.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#12 posted 05-10-2009 07:50 PM

Awesome job and I like the wood combination. I mentioned in my plan gluing 4 or 5 rows at a time to minimize slippage issues but your pin nail ideas sounds like a good idea. thanks for sharing your rendition.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#13 posted 05-10-2009 10:20 PM

Hey!! I share..and will be posting a few more blogs on some other stuff I have in my head!
As to the slippage. did you have cauls along all four sides when you clamped up?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 05-10-2009 10:50 PM

good one ! great wood color selection

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#15 posted 05-11-2009 02:01 PM

I bet that is a pain to line up. I have been wanting to try one of these cutting boards but have been lazy the past month since retiring.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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