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A copy of Dan Walters's cutting Board

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Project by Tony posted 09-03-2007 02:18 PM 4557 views 17 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I liked it so much I made one and have added it to my collection of Christmas products.

This board is almost the same as Dan’s, but the Wenge is replaced by Jatoba (that is one heavy, hard and dense wood {SG 95}) – The dimensions are a little Wider at 16” x 10 1/4” x 1 1/8”. I added an additional 4 verticle sections

Nearly all the work was done with the table saw and planer, and a touch of sanding here and there just to make things fit properly.

I sanded it all down to 240g and the finish is my special blend of oils and wax (5 coats) each coat rubbed out with 0000 steel wool..

I only placed it on my website this morning and already have two offers for it.

Thanks DAN for posting your project.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)





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#1 posted 09-03-2007 02:28 PM

way to go Dan – and way to go Tony!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 09-03-2007 02:36 PM

That is a sharp board. Nice work. It dosn’t surprise me that it sold that fast. When I thought someone would copy that design I didn’t think it would have been that fast!

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Tony

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#3 posted 09-03-2007 02:46 PM

You have to strike whilst the iron is hot – I have declined to sell it at the moment – I made it for a “Demonstrator” to show my commercial customers.

I see how many are ordered in the next few weeks, then I’ll make a batch of them – it will keep my prices and costs lower.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#4 posted 09-03-2007 04:36 PM

Another great cutting board!

This is one of the benefits of LumberJocks – we get to see designs like this and also get construction details.

Thanks, Tony, for sharing how you made yours.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 09-03-2007 04:54 PM

I liked the orginal and I like this one. Well done. How long does it take you to make?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#6 posted 09-03-2007 05:47 PM

Great work Tony, and congratulations on the sale. I hope you get lots of orders for these, as they look wonderful.

Did you use lap joints for the boards?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#7 posted 09-03-2007 06:07 PM

Wayne: I’m not certain How long the construction took – The minutes merge into hours which merge into years. I would guess for the Glue up and the sanding and smoothing about a 8 working hours – the time from start to finish, including the Oil and Way treatment 4 days.

Bill: No lap joints Bill, it was bad enough to make them with butt joints – Lots of Polyurethane…..

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#8 posted 09-03-2007 08:22 PM

Hey Tony
Great looking project !! I’ve been looking for some Holly to put in place of the wenge. Thinking it would look cool too, but Jatoba is a nice contrast. White Birch may look good too. Maybe maple. Guess the combinations are limitless. Have fun making them. I know I did !
Regards
DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 09-03-2007 08:52 PM

Do I see a cutting board challenge in the future?

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Tony

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#10 posted 09-03-2007 09:02 PM

The Jatoba is a really difficult wood to work – it is so hard – thank goodness for machines.

I keep trying to get some exotics here, even Holly is exotic for us – I have to take a walk through the parks here and see if I can find some imported trees that are going to be felled or trimmed, maybe I can get some offcuts.

Cutting Board challenge – now that is a good idea – It will put a lot of the beginners on the same level as the more experienced woodworkers, we will see a lot of creative designs I am sure.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#11 posted 09-03-2007 10:24 PM

I love the idea of a cutting board challenge. It would probably motivate me to get off my butt and build one. I’ve been wanting to, but you know how that goes. The only problem with a cutting board challenge… it could turn into a “who can find the best wood” challenge. The wood species chosen seem to have a huge impact in the final product. I’m still up for it.

-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas

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#12 posted 09-03-2007 10:56 PM

Nice work

-- Marge, Colorado

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#13 posted 09-04-2007 12:25 AM

Tony, I marked Dan’s board as something I would like to make in the future. Thanks for the reminder. Nicely done project.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#14 posted 09-04-2007 12:27 AM

I agree Tony a cutting board challenge would be lots of fun. Martin, are you reading this thread?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 09-04-2007 01:01 AM

Hi Tony;

Very nice looking cutting board. It’s too bad someone’s going to take a knife to them!

Don’t forget to send Dan a commission on your sales! LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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