cutting/serving board trio

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Edge grain walnut and cherry. Mineral oil finish. Based on Woodsmith design. Sizes: 8×14; 10×15; 12×18. The large board does not have a spline on the bottom because my 6 inch dado set really was not adequate for cutting the necessary groove with the radius I wanted on the end. I managed to cut the groove for the top spline, but it was difficult and I decided not to push my luck on the bottom end. This is about the only project I have run into where an 8 inch dado would have been useful. Wife wants to hang these on the wall instead of using them in the kitchen. I guess that is a compliment.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#1 posted 08-12-2009 05:25 PM

wow, very well done.

-- Grant, from Northern Kentucky

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 06:44 PM

I really like these. The curved spline in a cutting board is a new one to me. Do you cut the dado and then do the radius? (I can not imagine sending it through with the radius already done.)

From the photos, it looks like a really nice matte finish. I can see why the wife wants to hang on to them.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 07:02 PM

Those look great, I really like the curves and choice of woods.

-- -- In my family "You haven't worked on it 'til you've bled on it"

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#4 posted 08-12-2009 09:24 PM

Wonderful color tone on these, I can see why she wants to hang them on the wall. Nice design…Blkcherry

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 10:26 PM

“I guess that is a compliment.” I would think so. She has good taste…good enough to match your skills.

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 08-13-2009 02:07 AM

Steve, you are correct. I cut the dado then I cut the radius. No way would I want to do it the other way around.

Thanks to all for comments. Rowdy

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#7 posted 08-13-2009 02:50 AM

I like this enough to copy it, with your permission of course.
Nice one mate.

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

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#8 posted 08-13-2009 04:05 AM

Thanks. Coming from the master of cutting boards this comment makes my day. Of course you should feel free to copy the design. After all, I took the general idea from an old issue of Woodsmith magazine and, furthermore, you are more than generous with sharing your own designs and techniques.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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Derrek LeRouax

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#9 posted 08-13-2009 01:56 PM


I made the same cutting boards a while back for a wedding present. Great Job!! I like the wood choice a little better than the ones I did. Guess I’ll just have to do a couple more…

-- Derrek L.

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#10 posted 01-13-2010 07:19 PM

Rowdy – beautiful work. I really like they pins you used. They give the boards a distincitve feel.

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#11 posted 01-13-2010 08:51 PM

Thanks Will, and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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