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Project by Matt posted 01-13-2016 01:50 PM 1046 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just more cutting boards, even though I am sure that everyone on here is sick of seeing them I wanted to show off the awesome look of Apple Wood in the most recent boards I made. I had never made an end grain before and after seeing all the awesome designs after Christmas I decided it was my turn. I found out you shouldn’t cut the first glue up with a Miter saw, there is not that much accuracy there. As many of you shake your head and say how did you not know that, I’ll admit I was sharing a beer with my neighbor and began cutting it and he said:
“Oh you’re using the miter saw?”
“Yeah, it will be fine, I squared everything up.”
“Oh, I’ve had issues with deflection on longer cuts even after squaring everything.”
“Yeah, I’m not that worried.”

I’m STUPID, I should have listened. I will use my table saw in the future and make sure I am actually paying attention to save time on the back end, the benefit of being in a hurry is I was now required to make a Router Sled. This sled will come in handy in the future as well but it wasn’t currently in my arsenal of jigs so I had to take extra time to build it.

This was most definitely a learning process and I will make many adjustments on the next ones but I was really happy with the final product. I have been lucky enough to have some coworkers commission me to make them some so I am looking forward to making some money on my creations vs giving them all away.

The last picture is just to illustrate where all of my colossal mistakes end up, it’s a win/win. I have had more than enough heat this winter if you know what I’m saying.

Thanks for looking everyone, please leave me some comments would love to hear what you have to say.

Matt

-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 03:23 PM

Nice looking cutting board.

Yes miter saws and radial arm saws have more deflection than a sled on the table saw does.

What woods did you use?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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ChrisK

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#2 posted 01-13-2016 03:34 PM

Nice cutting board. I like the sled also. I use my table saw to cut the glued sections into strips. The miter saw just does not do as well.

-- Chris K

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Matt

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#3 posted 01-14-2016 01:03 AM


Nice looking cutting board.

Yes miter saws and radial arm saws have more deflection than a sled on the table saw does.

What woods did you use?

- WoodNSawdust

I used maple, cherry, apple, mohoganny. Thanks for checking it out.

-- The more sawdust I make more I dont want to go to work! Is it worth it?

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TheWoodRaccoon

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#4 posted 01-14-2016 12:34 PM

Mmmmmmmmm…for some reason, the solors remind me of warm apple pie…love it! Is that burl next to the dark wood? Beautiful.

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TheWoodRaccoon

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#5 posted 01-14-2016 12:36 PM

BTW, how do you like that C-man drill press? I have the same one. Any problems? Mine has some runout, and vibrates a bit.

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#6 posted 01-14-2016 06:27 PM

Great Job Matt! Thanks for the info. something to remember in the future.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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