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Project by CiscoKid posted 11-13-2015 03:33 PM 1263 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed number 6. Cherry, maple, and purpleheart. I made three identical to this board and a couple more out of black walnut and maple. Taking a rest this weekend and starting more next week. What a lot of work!

-- Al, Culpeper VA





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harum

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#1 posted 11-13-2015 06:30 PM

Beautiful board! Thanks for sharing. How did you cut the juice groove? On a router table or using a template? Thanks.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 06:37 PM

This turned out beautifully; it’s very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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kiefer

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 09:05 PM

I agree that is a lot of work and I am not even thinking about making a board like these beauties .
I have a edge grain board with a little design feature under way if it turns out I may even post it .
Keep teasing and inspire us with your boards !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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CiscoKid

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 10:38 PM


Beautiful board! Thanks for sharing. How did you cut the juice groove? On a router table or using a template? Thanks.

- harum

I adhere 3/4” scrap stock to the perimeter of the board with two-sided tape and carefully use a bearing guided core box bit with a plunge router. Wish I had a CNC machine.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 11-14-2015 12:22 AM

A lot of work but well worth it! Well done.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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ScottKaye

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#6 posted 11-14-2015 12:49 AM

Hi Neighbor! Beautiful work. I bet some of that wood came from C.P. Johnsons. But where did you get the purple heart? (Im up in Opal.)

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Pointer

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#7 posted 11-14-2015 02:49 AM

This is a nice sturdy cutting board. I’m sure it could double as a butcher block. Whoever gets it will surely enjoy it.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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ruddy

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#8 posted 11-14-2015 10:18 AM

Now that is a special cutting board. Great design, great contrast and as everyone has said, great work.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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CiscoKid

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#9 posted 11-14-2015 02:03 PM



Hi Neighbor! Beautiful work. I bet some of that wood came from C.P. Johnsons. But where did you get the purple heart? (Im up in Opal.)

- ScottKaye

Yep. I get a great deal of quality wood from Chris at CP Johnson. Need to get in there and see him soon. The purpleheart (and most of my exotics) come from Vienna Hardwood. Getting ready to do a field trip up there soon as well.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#10 posted 11-14-2015 05:44 PM

Perfect pattern and colours. It would be on my wall, not under my knife!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-15-2015 05:35 AM

Beautiful board, one of the best designs I’ve seen, good work on the juice groove too… Those can be tricky!
Your centered finger grooves are a great idea too, allows use of both sides of the board unlike those that are just routed on one face of the board. Kudos!

-- Smitty

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