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Project by closetguy posted 07-16-2009 11:40 PM 4549 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This end grain board is a custom order through my web site. It is 25”x32”x1.5” and solid cherry. It weighs 28 pounds and was a handful to wrestle while finishing. I have a Jet 16/32 drum sander, and even with the open end feature, feeding something of this size and weight through it takes a lot of patience and many light passes to make sure one side doesn’t get too far ahead of the other side. My digital caliper shows 1.50167 on one end and 1.4998 on the other end. I usually don’t subscribe to the “close enough” theory, but I felt this was close enough. Any more sanding could have taken it in the wrong direction.

I only have to figure out how to package and ship it to California tomorrow.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 11:46 PM

yikes… if all else fails – you can always use it as a workbench :)

looks great!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 11:50 PM

That is a monster of a cutter. I would hate to try and tackle one this size without a drum sander. But even at that I am sure it was a lot of work.

It is a beautiful board, but I wouldn’t have a counter big enough for it to sit on!!

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

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sandhill

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#3 posted 07-16-2009 11:59 PM

Wow, that’s a monster! I would have thought the sander would have handled it with no problem though? Nice sale and good job.

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Don K.

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#4 posted 07-17-2009 12:13 AM

Wow…beautiful cuting board….got to go with PurpLev on this one….if all else fails it would make a heck of a workbench top.

-- Don S.E. OK

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 07-17-2009 12:22 AM

Beautiful cutting board, if they don’t want it I’ll take it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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SnowyRiver

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#6 posted 07-17-2009 01:00 AM

Looks very nice. Great work. You mentioned in your profile that you used to work in the telecommunications business. What company did you work for? I have been in that business for 39 years.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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bigdave

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#7 posted 07-17-2009 02:41 AM

If you don’t mind my asking, roughly what does a beatie board like that go for?

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bigdave

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#8 posted 07-17-2009 02:42 AM

If you don’t mind my asking, roughly what does a beatie board like that go for?

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bigdave

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#9 posted 07-17-2009 02:43 AM

If you don’t mind my asking, roughly what does a beatie board like that go for?

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 07-17-2009 05:01 AM

Thats one super great board

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BTKS

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#11 posted 07-17-2009 05:46 AM

How to ship??? Lots of stamps and remember the 13oz rule, go to the desk. Looks great, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Jon3

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#12 posted 07-17-2009 04:04 PM

Very nice! I’m sure the chef who gets his hand on that will never lack for room to work!

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tomakazi

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#13 posted 07-17-2009 04:45 PM

Wow what a great board!! I went to your website, very nice products for very good prices. I can see why someone would order all the way from California. Your cutting boards would go for 3 times your prices in the town I live in.

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

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 09-23-2009 02:55 PM

Very nice, did you finish it in boiled linseed oil? I noticed the pot in the backround. Nice and solid. Love cherry!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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closetguy

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#15 posted 09-23-2009 08:50 PM

No, it’s just mineral oil and beeswax.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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