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Project by JimRochester posted 06-27-2017 11:14 PM 1228 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my less expensive boards for my first show in August. I usually make about 35 – 40 total in 7 different styles for each show and generally sell all but a handful for $25 – $40 each. Where I make my money is they are made entirely from scraps and shorts. I’ll run the both sides through the drum sander to flatten but I only sand the top with the ROS. Of course no rubber feet or finger grooves are needed in these designs. Finish is mineral oil where my premium boards I finish with wiping varnish.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 06-27-2017 11:52 PM

Pretty nice! Hope you sell them all !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 06-28-2017 12:18 AM

Somehow even though all are nice; the “fish” ones have the most appeal to me.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Betsy

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#3 posted 06-28-2017 12:21 AM

I vote for the ones in the second picture. Very creative

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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SteveMI

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#4 posted 06-28-2017 01:53 AM

I agree with Betsy, the ones in the second picture are different than those I usually see and very appealing.
Steve.

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oldwood

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#5 posted 06-28-2017 02:34 AM

I am sure this has been addressed before but i must ask.
Tell me about all these end grain to end grain and end grain to long grain glue-ups. I was taught and always believed that that was not good joinery. I must be wrong because I see them in projects on here all the time so give me some clues about the subject please.
Oh, BTW, very nice work.

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Norton69

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#6 posted 06-28-2017 10:39 AM

These are great. What I like best is you said you used scrape to make them. I have piles of end cuts that I save but never know what to do with.

I’d love a little more “how to” info on how you make them.

-- Norman, Canada, It is, what it is....

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JimRochester

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#7 posted 06-28-2017 10:46 AM



I am sure this has been addressed before but i must ask.
Tell me about all these end grain to end grain and end grain to long grain glue-ups. I was taught and always believed that that was not good joinery. I must be wrong because I see them in projects on here all the time so give me some clues about the subject please.
Oh, BTW, very nice work.

- oldwood

I’ve never had a edge grain to end grain to flat grain joint fail. If it is something that will endure a lot of stress I may use my rail and stile bit for more glue area and more strength. Most of these though are just glued up. Around here I have more problems with warping or cupping.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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JimRochester

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#8 posted 06-28-2017 10:50 AM



These are great. What I like best is you said you used scrape to make them. I have piles of end cuts that I save but never know what to do with.

I d love a little more “how to” info on how you make them.

- Norton69

When I get done with all my big projects I make piles of scraps and shorts. Obviously some of the wood in these were still in the 12” range which isn’t really a scrap but it is short for any of the larger projects. When I get done with these I take the really little stuff and make the cheese slicing boards. Anything left over after that gets tossed out.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 06-28-2017 02:12 PM

These are good looking boards.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 06-28-2017 02:45 PM

Nice collection Jim!

The oval boards remind me of the Zulu shields in the old movie “Zulu”.

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