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Project by Andy posted 2472 days ago 2665 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This serving board is a little simpler than the last one. I started out making a very basic cutting board but just couldnt keep from adding more details as I went along. Its an illness :-)
I find that making these is a good way to try out new ideas and hone my basic shop skills. If I dont like the results then I still have learned something. And it makes some very pretty kindling.
I use lacquer on these types of boards and oil on cutting boards.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com





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Dekker

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#1 posted 2472 days ago

That’s an interresting board! What are the dimensions? Wonderful inlay and banding technique!

-- Dekker - http://www.WoodworkDetails.com/

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mot

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#2 posted 2472 days ago

The detail is really eye catching. Nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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TomFran

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#3 posted 2472 days ago

Beautiful and exacting work!

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

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2472 days ago

Nice to see you doing something so simple, Andy. LOL…NOT!

Terrific job….really eye-catching!

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

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2472 days ago

don’t take anything for that illness…. the side effects are amazing!! :)

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

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miles125

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#6 posted 2472 days ago

Looks like you’re on a roll with inlays. Very nice work Andy.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Max

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#7 posted 2472 days ago

Very nice the combination of the woods you used really make this pop.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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SPalm

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#8 posted 2472 days ago

That is just stunning. I am impressed.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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WayneC

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#9 posted 2472 days ago

Great board. How long does it take you to make one of these?

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

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Branden

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#10 posted 2472 days ago

Very sharp! Can you provide some instruction as to how you did the inlays? Specifically the ones on the corner. Thanks!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com

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Andy

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#11 posted 2472 days ago

Thanks guys and gals!
Here is a little more on the details:

The dimensions are about 3/4” x 10” x 16”.The body is eastern Maple.The inlays are Wenge,Walnut and Vermillion.Since they are end grain they show better with a lacquer finish since oil wood darken them.The stripes are Purple Heart,Jatoba,Walnut and Maple.

The short horizontal stripes are done on only part of the Maple body, and then ripped,glued back together with the full length stripes and and then kerfs are cut about 3/8” deep for the full width cross grain stripes.The inlaid diamonds are done using the benchtop mortiser.The fence isnt moved,only the chisels are changes in size,that way the center line stays the same.The corner stripes are simply kerfs cut at a 45 on the table saw with the blade up about 3/8”. I rip strips and run them through my Makita 12” planer.

I am not sure how long it takes to make one of these me since I work on one over several weeks when I have time .Way too many hours. I spend more time laying out and erasing lines than cutting anything.If I made another one exactly the same it would probably take about 2 hours,not counting the glue drying.
Hope this helps.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 2472 days ago

There ya go again!! showin’ off! It really is wonderful, Andy. I like it a lot.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mrtrim

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#13 posted 2472 days ago

very nice ! great colors

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Gary

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#14 posted 2472 days ago

The flow on this one is very nice. Really fun looking piece of work and excellent workmanship. Two thumbs up.
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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cajunpen

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#15 posted 2471 days ago

Really nice – hopefully no one will ever put a knife on it, that would be a shame.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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