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Project by Benjammin611 posted 02-07-2016 03:14 AM 561 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here it is guys, my first cutting board… I decided to go with white oak and black walnut which turned out pretty good.

With all new tools on a budget and a YouTube woodworking education this is what I came up with, what do you guys think?





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cstrang

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 03:46 AM

I’d say you did quite well! Nice crisp lines where the checkers meet and what looks to be a silky smooth surface, the white oak adds a lot of depth and makes the walnut stand out. Well done.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Benjammin611

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 03:52 AM

Thanks, I’m working on another one right now and I’m realizing the shortcomings of my clamps… the glue up is pretty hard using the current ones I have, after looking at what everyone else is using it makes sense to invest into some bar clamps or fixed jaw clamps to make it an easier process!

Still learning!

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cstrang

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 03:14 PM

Everything you make you’ll always learn something from it, try some pipe clamps, they are a great inexpensive clamping option that you can optimize to whatever length fits your needs best I have these then just add some iron pipe from the big box store and way to go.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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Benjammin611

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 04:32 PM

Thanks cstrang!

After a long night of researching I went out first thing this morning and bought these pipe clamps and pipe to go with it… it’s actually very inexpensive in comparison to the I Bar clamps too!

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Bob Rodrigues

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#5 posted 02-09-2016 01:15 PM

Great job. I have a few boards I’ve made & my education is off of YouTube as well. I’m still learning new things every time I get in the shop. Right now I’m working on a jewelry box for my daughter. Pipe clamps are great also if your working on a budget HF has some great cheap bar clamps which help keep the boards from slipping around & coming out of alignment.

-- Bob, Fall River, Ma

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 02-24-2016 03:53 AM

You can never have enough clamps or enough of the right ones for the project you are working on. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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