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Project by chrisirving posted 01-31-2018 01:37 AM 708 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kind of threw together this cutting board out of scrap walnut, oak, hickory and maple. It turned out 100% better than I thought it would!
Thanks for looking!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 02:28 AM

O.K. You are right; very nice.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-31-2018 07:45 AM

Nice wood in the board, what are the yellow and brown blocks? They look like they could be spalted.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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chrisirving

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#3 posted 01-31-2018 11:28 AM



Nice wood in the board, what are the yellow and brown blocks? They look like they could be spalted.

- John


I’m not exactly sure, they are either maple or hickory from trees I cut down last year to make room for my shop.

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#4 posted 01-31-2018 01:30 PM

Very nice boards. Question, how do you account for wood expansion with the edge banding? I’m looking to design the same but am worried about the joints cracking when the wood wants to expand from moisture.

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chrisirving

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#5 posted 01-31-2018 02:31 PM

Good question! I’m fairly new to woodworking and didn’t account for expansion. How would you account for it or is it just a bad design? I have a ton of scrap walnut and added the edge banding as an afterthought

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#6 posted 01-31-2018 02:46 PM

Sure it has character.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-31-2018 03:03 PM

This board looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 01-31-2018 05:22 PM



Good question! I m fairly new to woodworking and didn t account for expansion. How would you account for it or is it just a bad design? I have a ton of scrap walnut and added the edge banding as an afterthought

- chrisirving

Mike has a good point – if the wood shrinks, the frame will not and you’ll get cracks in the middle of the board. If the wood expands, the frame will not and the miters will open up.

If the moisture stays constant (or changes only a small amount) the cracks may not show up. Over time this is not likely.

I can offer two solutions – 1. Remove the frame and finish the edges 2. Replace the frame with end grain walnut.

It’s a beautiful board and it will still be that with either solution.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 02-01-2018 12:28 AM

No such thing as scrap ;) Looks great

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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