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Wedding gift Cutting Board and oven push sticks

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Project by oldguy2 posted 07-30-2017 12:30 AM 466 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay Cutting Board #4 is for my Niece getting married. This is 17 in by 13.5 in. Maple and cherry. The idea was to make it pizza size and the 45 degree corners just a touch of difference. So to help my patience in gluing I did 3 strips at a time to get flat as possible then those into 6. Ran that through the planer. Then the large glue up and I tried hand planing the maple but it whooped me. So tough. Back to the random sander and 60 grit then 120 then 150. I used 220 on the end grain and hand sanding with pads to get the edges smooth. I like 5 to 6 coats of olive oil really soaked in. My oven push sticks are based on table saw push sticks with the small square cut in the bottom for pulling the rack and a hole for a leather cord. I have finger ridges on the bottom to not loose your grip. Coated in olive oil. Oak and cherry do great but these are maple. I take and rough cut on 3/4 then carefully resaw that into 3/8 or close. Drum sanding the edges is best and belt sand or palm sand the sides. When I was marketing I could sell these for $3 each , nice profit for a 50 cent material and 10 minutes work. the real lesson I have gained from the cutting boards is better gluing skills and board arrangement in panels. better table tops, panels, anything glued together.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 01:25 AM

Nice work on both projects. Those push sticks sure keep you out of the way of the blade!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 12:04 PM

Nice oven push/ pull sticks for keeping from having to reach into the hot oven!! Sometimes I don’t read so good!!

Have a great weekend….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 07:55 PM

Both are necessary items; well done.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Kelster58

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#4 posted 07-31-2017 12:35 AM

Very nice !!! Looks like a lot of work, GREAT Job !!

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

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