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Project by eddy posted 08-24-2009 01:27 AM 2752 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

not my idea closetguy made some i liked it a lot so i made a jig (not as nice as his) and started to bang them out first is purpleheart,maple and padauk 2ND is maple,winge and padauk 3Rd is maple, canary wood and padauk 4th set is hickory 2 router bits and your all set 1 bowl bit and 1 straight bit
no that is not smoke in the last pic i know i ran out there when i down loaded the pic.s on the computer

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#1 posted 08-24-2009 01:34 AM

Mate i like them very much and if I can find the time will make a few for Melbourne.
Thanks go to closetguy too.

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#2 posted 08-24-2009 01:40 AM

Nice looking projects you have there. The text was tough to read through though.

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#3 posted 08-24-2009 01:46 AM

nice boards ,
i like the color combos .

well done !

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#4 posted 08-24-2009 02:14 AM

thanks all Larry these build fast. the way you work you could make 20 a day
i know i am making about 5
all the clamps i have
thanks David i think i am getting better at matching up wood in my projects

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#5 posted 08-24-2009 02:43 AM

WOWEEEEEE. Some fantastic looking dip trays. I need to get me one of those bowl bits too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 08-24-2009 03:00 AM

Wow Eddy these are fantastic great job.

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#7 posted 08-24-2009 04:34 AM

Great job! Very nice choices of wood. These all really go good together.

Keep it up.


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#8 posted 08-24-2009 04:58 AM

Sweet dipping boards : )

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#9 posted 08-24-2009 11:44 AM

Wow the purple heart dipping board looks stunning

the rest are very impressive as well

Great Work


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#10 posted 08-24-2009 12:40 PM

(and I thought it was smoke at first glance)

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#11 posted 08-26-2009 08:02 PM

Great boards, I might have to try them too…

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#12 posted 08-27-2009 02:28 AM

Good job. These have always been good sellers at my shows. I took it one step further and have a lady in NH who makes ceramic bowls to fit in the well. This allows you to put oil out for dipping bread. I sell mine with the bowl.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#13 posted 08-27-2009 05:21 PM

clocetguy, thanks for kind words i am still working the bug’s out as you can see i have a small burning issue
in the corners but these things are fun to make and you are wright people like these things a lot. i think it is the 3 dimensional look
thanks for the inspiration for these

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#14 posted 08-29-2009 03:14 PM

I use to have a burning issue in the corners, but resolved it. I originally bought a cheap bowl bit from one of those discount router bit mail order companies. Every board got burned, and it is impossible to sand it out. After about 5 boards, the metal raceway failed and sent ball bearings flying all over the shop. I then ordered two new ones at a considerable higher cost. One was the Freud and one was CMT. Both worked excellent and burning was almost non-existent. I use an Onsrud 1/2” straight spiral for the round cutout.

However, I found that you have to keep the router moving through the corners, even with good bits. If you stop, it will still burn a little. I also backed off on the depth of cut. It probably takes me about 5 or six passes now, but I seldom have burning anymore. I got about 30 boards out of the Freud before it started getting dull enough to start burning again. I am on the CMT now and like it just as much and will probable buy another one soon. The cutting portion is about 1/16” longer than the Freud.

I have detailed pictures of the bits and jig at

I also use sanding stars for sanding into the corners. I have the 2” foam pad that I chuck into my cordless drill and stick the velcro sanding star on it. It works well for the round circle also.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#15 posted 08-29-2009 04:10 PM

thanks closet guy for the input.
that is exaxtly what i have i wasnt sure how it would turn out or if i liked it so i cheep bit it
was. good to now that i can adress the problem with a better bit will be looking for sanding stars
and a foam pad here soon
again thank you for the update on making these

-- self proclaimed copycat

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