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Project by WWorker08 posted 05-04-2010 04:48 AM 1895 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a little late in thanking everyone for the warm welcome I received when joining LJ.

With my father being a retired cabinet maker / carpenter, I have been around woodworking most of my life. I have experience rehabbing/remodeling houses, building decks, roofs, kitchens, baths, etc. I always wanted to learn how to really work with wood.

We have a small shop setup in my dad’s garage. Over the years my father and I have built a wide variety of items for family members or special orders. He has always taken the lead and I was basically labor and company. Now it is my turn to learn. Dad is enjoying helping. Pictured are a few of my current projects.

We made one of my daughters a kitchen cart with the base made of cherry and the top being an end grain maple cutting board 2” thick finished with a combination of mineral oil and paraffin wax. . Her kitchen had limited counter space. Something every college student should have.

A couple of serving trays, one made of walnut and maple and the other of mahogany and maple. A few crosses made of maple, pango and zebrawood with maple inlay. I made these for the family. And of course a couple of cutting boards and yes the Wood Whisperers design.

I just wanted to thank everyone for posting their projects and more importantly instruction on how it was made. I have a good understanding of woodworking but the instruction and tips from experienced woodworkers really helps.

Thank you again. Hopefully I will more projects soon.


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#1 posted 05-04-2010 06:16 AM

I am most impressed… just love the boards but then I would… lol
Good luck to you and yours Pete..Look forward to more posts

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 06:19 AM

Nice work Pete you have a good eye. Welcome to our forums!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 05-04-2010 10:41 AM

Pete: Lovely work! I really like the Recessed Tray! Welcome to LJ. Keep on Posting!


-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#4 posted 05-04-2010 12:21 PM

Nice collection of work. Welcome to LJ…..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 05-04-2010 01:20 PM

Great job, everything looks great.

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 01:46 PM

very nice job.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 05-04-2010 02:00 PM

All of these are really nice. Great choices of woods and great craftsmanship. On the checkerboard with, what looks like, walnut ends; how did you attach the pieces? It looks like it would be end-grain to long-grain? I’m interested to know how that detail is constructed. Thanks.

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#8 posted 05-04-2010 02:16 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

FatScratch. It is hard to tell from the picture but both the checkerboard and walnut piece are end-grain. It is a little more work but worth the time. The walnut end is a bunch pieces glued together. I made the checkerboard and walnut sections separate and joined them with a biscuit joiner and tight bond III. There are other joints that can give the board an interesting effect but being new to woodworking I used my biscuit joiner.

We have had that same board sitting on our counter for two years and all the joints all still tight. The only problem is my wife and serrated edge knifes. I have not been able to make a board to withstand her cutting :). Hope this helps.

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#9 posted 05-04-2010 02:28 PM

Great looking projects!

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Pete.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 05-04-2010 03:02 PM

Very Nice Projects !!

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#11 posted 05-04-2010 03:49 PM

Hey Pete you need to change that “New Guy” to New to LJ’s but
been around the butcher’s block awhile!
Very nice work, all of your work I’ve seen is good quality work!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#12 posted 05-04-2010 04:47 PM

Looks like the DNA has passed down stream Pete.
Great looking projects!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#13 posted 05-04-2010 04:58 PM

Very nice, love the striped bowl tray. welcome to Ljs.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#14 posted 05-04-2010 07:14 PM

I like all your works

Nicely done and very nice projects

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#15 posted 05-04-2010 08:39 PM

Great stuff and welcome to LJ.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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