Cutting Boards

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With thanks, and the occasional curse, to degoose, the master of cutting boards. You’ll see my two prototypes of his tumbling block design amid the others. All went well with those so I proceeded to prepare various wood species for many more beautiful boards.

I labored over the setup of the table saw and got the angle down to the exact degree – not .1 degree over or .1 degree under. Then I happily cut all of the stock I had p[repared. Then, when it was too late for any corrections, a trial fit for color comparisons and @#?&%#$. The angle was exact spot on, just off by ten degrees so the three pieces didn’t make a single block.

Grrrrr. So, I decided I had created yet another “design opportunity” and proceded to make these boards.

Now I’ll attempt to do the tumbling block design correctly. Didn’t someone talk about drinking twice and cutting once?

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#1 posted 09-11-2009 08:44 PM

Ummmm…Oh WOW!!!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 10:49 PM

Wonderful, I aspire to create such things..

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 11:58 PM

These boards are a great demonstration of “Design Change” mid project LOL
Thanks for the compliments and I hope I did not cause you too much grief…
I see a few at the back that I did many moons ago and yours are better looking than mine., well done.,
They are addictive as is Lumberjocks itself.,
Keep up the good work.
And the drink twice cut once only works in Australia … lmao

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 07:14 AM

great looking boards i need to try to do a cutting board sometime

-- in wood working there is no need for perfection as inperfections just go to show that the project was done by hand with love and care

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#5 posted 09-12-2009 12:36 PM

I laugh with you, not at you! I sometimes beat my self up when I seem to take great care and patients to do things right the first time only to goof. I’ll sit there and ask myself how could you not see that was going to be wrong?... Degoose has to caused me to be addicted to these boards! I have 4 in the 2nd glue up and will be ready for sanding today once off work. 2 rock maple and purpleheart & 2 rock maple and black walnut.
Looking fwd to the 3D boards I was truly amazed at how those we done.

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

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#6 posted 09-12-2009 01:48 PM

Good on ya, mate.
My wife is both pleased (in the shop and out of her hair again) and P.O.’d (what are we going to do with 30+ boards).
Do I get any credit for being a frequent visitor, although not with a work visa, with a taste for Fosters?
Drunken boards next!

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#7 posted 09-12-2009 03:02 PM

Steve they all came out fantastic.

Nice job

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 09-13-2009 04:13 AM

I’ve heard those same noises commong from my shop but not great looking boards like these.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 09-13-2009 04:57 AM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#10 posted 09-13-2009 07:41 AM

Great looking boards.I like them all.

-- Mike Wix

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#11 posted 10-26-2009 02:43 PM

I looks like you nailed it. I would be very interested to know details of your glue up scheme for the tumble block board. Great job.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#12 posted 10-26-2009 04:46 PM

Those are great!
Fantastic designs, super cool…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 10-26-2009 05:39 PM

these turned out great and even better knowing the story…nice job…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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