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Project by Bevy posted 1911 days ago 1601 views 5 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post so here goes:

First I want to thank everyone on LJs for all of the inspiration, information and just plain fun…Being new to woodworking, I can’t imagine a better place to hang out. A special thanks to Marc for the cutting board videos.
What a great way to hone your skills. I had never done glue ups before seeing the videos.

I’ve completed a couple of projects before this one but its the first that I’ve milled the lumber from rough stock. Its maple and purpleheart. I’ve finished w/ shellac and Marc’s favorite finish for the cutting board ends. I liked the color and finish better than just mineral oil on the ends.

Also, this is first project with mortise and tenon joints. I want to do more so I can really master the technique.

The basic design was from the free plans on the Fine Woodworking site. I’m still debating if I’ll put the drawers on the bottom or not. If I do…I’ll post some more pics

-- Bevy - NH

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#1 posted 1911 days ago

Wow! that is really nice.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#2 posted 1911 days ago

very nice, your wife will love it

-- Joe, Ga

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#3 posted 1911 days ago

Creative… original… unique… well made… what else can I say? That’s a big-time piece.

-- tim hill

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#4 posted 1911 days ago

OH MY!! This IS nice!! I Love It!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 1911 days ago

This came out really sweet. You should get years of enjoyment out of it and some great meals as well. Enjoy using you new prep area and thanks for sharing…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 1911 days ago

Not to be a downer, but be careful with this piece and humidity changes. Thw butcher block pieces are running vertical and the breadboard ends run horizontal. i made this same mistake on my first cutting board. it’s fine 98% of the time, but when I change the central heat/air in the house it tries to seperate for a couple of days. Don’t worry too much though, it may actually be alright. VERY NICE first piece though. I wish mine had looked that good.

-- Patrick

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#7 posted 1911 days ago

I’m liking what I’m seeing!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#8 posted 1911 days ago

Hey Bevy
This is a very wonderful cutting board table great design and beautiful build.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1911 days ago

Bevy , That looks great! I really like the color choices. Trying to find the plans but no luck. Could you post a link to the plans?

-- Rick

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#10 posted 1911 days ago

Wow!! Very nice.
Did you make the handles?

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI

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#11 posted 1911 days ago

Very very nice. love the contrasting woods you used.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#12 posted 1911 days ago

WOW ….first project , ay ? You get a gold star for this one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 1911 days ago

Thanks everyone,

Joe – I do love it, I am the wife…heehee, my husband loves it too

Rick – try – on the first page toward the middle under free project plans

Keith – I did make the handles, they were quite easy. Just routed on both sides of the board and ripped then cut to length and rounded the corners and edges

-- Bevy - NH

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#14 posted 1911 days ago

Sorry I forgot to mention the nice job on the grain continuity on your drawer fronts : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 1911 days ago

Wow great job. I really like the handles and drawer fronts. Very fine.

-- Fin - Ottawa, IL

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