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Project by gbear posted 01-11-2016 12:27 AM 1327 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cutting board is made out of maple, walnut and sapele. The finish is just butcher block oil.
Thanks for looking.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 01:41 AM

Fantastic job!

I would have to say if you would watch and ensure the same grain alignment with all of your pieces, the effect would be even more spectacular. You want to pull off the illusion of three dimensions and if you have some of the grain going horizontal and others going vertical it sort of defeats the effect.

Thanks for sharing this – you did a great job. DAMN nice joinery.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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gbear

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 02:12 AM

KnotCurser…thanks for the tip, I’ll give it a try on the next one. This was my first attempt.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Steve

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 03:33 AM

I really want to try one of these but have been scared off by the precision needed in cutting the angles. Any tips for getting the joints nice and tight?

-- ~Steve

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patron

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 03:51 AM

as knotcurser said

I would have to say if you would watch and ensure the same grain alignment with all of your pieces, the effect would be even more spectacular.

the easiest way is to run a line on the back (worst side of slats)
when you go to glue
any piece with a mark can be flipped over
they will all be ‘in-sync’ this way
with the face side up and the grain running right

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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gbear

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 04:07 PM

Thanks Patron…I’ll try that.
Steve…I use a Wixey digital angle gauge to set my blade at 30 degrees and then lock down the blade. I think the more critical part is the glue up. It can be very time consuming but I think you should glue up only a couple of
blocks at a time to keep the alignment correct. I built a small jig shaped to fit around the blocks in order to facilitate good clamping. As you can see by the above comments, I’m no expert but I say go for it and learn from
your mistakes. Good luck.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 06:15 PM

Unique. My complements on the fine work in getting all the pieces to fit together.

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FluffyButters

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 09:34 PM

Very nice. I know how hard and time consuming it is to cut all of those diamonds. The glue up seems even worse but its worth it when your it done.

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