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Project by robscastle posted 05-28-2018 08:24 AM 1642 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the background to the board

Bribie:- is an island about 45 minutes north of Brisbane Separate from the mainland and joined by a road bridge.

Sink:- Is the sink in a kitchen
Cutting Board:- is a off cut piece we cut from the bench top recycled into a sink top cutting board.

A friend has a house on Bribie island of which he is renovating the kitchen.
The bench tops are 32mm Tasmanian oak laminated sections.

We had to cut out openings for the stove cooktop and obviously the sink unit.

When we finished the job my friend was going to ditch the inserts and I said to him I could make a sink insert cutting board if he wanted, he said OK so I set to work today.

I used a piece of cardboard for the overall profile of the top and simply drew around the outside and band sawed off the excess.

Next I lined up the the board on the sink and clamped it onto sink top .
With a pencil I then put my hand in the sink waste hole and drew around the internal profile.
I took everything off and placed a piece of plastic on a the board and reclamped it onto the sink.
This time with a a sharpie put my hand in the sink waste hole again and drew around the internal profile.

Took everything apart and placed the piece of plastic on a piece of ply and cut it out on the bandsaw.

Double sided taped the ply to the underside of the board and cut out the profile with my router trimmer using a template follower router bit.

Did some fine tuning to get the required fit, cut out the hand hole and then profiled the edge of the board.
Once this was done and it looked OK I applied a coat of sanding sealer.

Having the advantage of the actual sink made it fairly easy, however I presume you could do the same with a fixed sink by simply removing the waste pipe and fittings.

-- Regards Rob





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#1 posted 05-28-2018 10:42 AM

Looks like it will work JUST FINE.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 05-28-2018 11:34 AM

Great job Rob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 05-28-2018 11:47 AM

very nice,Robert

-- bambi

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#4 posted 05-28-2018 12:37 PM

Neato job rc...

You should have put a small finger hole in it to lift it out. That way your mates wife could curse whenever the peas rolled down the hole… with such a large hand hole, nothing “frustratable” will fall down it!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 05-28-2018 01:36 PM

Great job Robert! You didn’t cut any corners in the process and that gave you profesional results.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 05-28-2018 01:45 PM

This is a beautiful cutting board and a very nice design. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 05-28-2018 07:45 PM

That looks like a COOL cutting board and especially it’s location… close to the sink… for real efficient food preparation!

NICE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 05-28-2018 09:22 PM

Rob, On the day the Bribie Island bridge was opened we drove across it at 4.30am in an old Vangard.
My dad & uncle were heading to the surf side to beach fish the dawn, dad moved the road barriers and the uncle drove through.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 05-28-2018 09:56 PM

Rob, as always your flawless logic prevailed to produce a perfect fit. My guess is that watching you draw the lines inside the sink was not a pretty picture, but the results are an unqualified success. This cutting board and your step by step process of making it are a wonderful study in woodworking and problem solving. Both make this posting fun to read and follow. Thanks for taking us along.

Since it is a cutting board, mineral oil might make a better food-safe coating.

Keep thinking and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 05-28-2018 10:40 PM


..... dad moved the road barriers and the uncle drove through…..
- crowie
crowie, there’s a statute of limitations for major crimes like murder, arson, forgery and embezlement… but there’s none for tax avoidance or traffic offences… even after 55 years!
Expect a visit from the Morton Bay SQUAT team very, very soon… they know where you live now!

PS for rc .


..... the same with a fixed sink by simply removing the waste pipe and fittings.
- robscastle

I am actually planning a couple of these for my sinks. However, your plumbing suggestion scared the crap out of me… I try to keep away from the “S” bend!

You got me thinking though and I’m considering a sheet of cardboard or 3mm MDF on TOP of the sink with a large access hole in it to access from top down to the underneath. You only need a smallish perimeter to etch the rim. Just don’t use a nailgun to hold the MDF to the sink firmly.


Having the advantage of the actual sink made it fairly easy….
- robscastle

Hmm, I would have thought not having an actual sink would make this a futile exercise.. like the time I built a nesting box for a dodo bird… it’s still sitting there waiting for one to stand in it!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 05-29-2018 05:23 AM

Thanks for all the replies guys. No doubt the DT3 comes from your input.

Now addressing some specific matters:-

Sanding sealer:- Its there purely to raise the grain and then resand later prior to application of I think what is going to be Tung Oil.

Bribie Island Bridge:- Now many years ago I had a Ford Zephyr and a mate of mine had black Vanguard, I am not sure what sort of paint they used on cars in those days but he could polish it up something impressive that the black shone like a royal Limo! ( I have never seen the same effect on our modern cars.. LBD would be impressed for sure.

Cardboard template:- your suggestion sure beats having to dismantle the waste pipes and go in from underneath

S Bends:- I was going to take a shot with my arm up the sinks rear end but I thought any horse owners might get excited!! and so thought better of it.

-- Regards Rob

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#12 posted 05-29-2018 05:50 AM

That’s pretty cool help in a kitchen.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 05-29-2018 08:10 AM

“sink waste hole”? Is that what Aussie hillbillies call a drain? I make no judgement. I’m just wondering. We still have people in the U.S. who call an accelerator a “foot feed.” A forklift, to these backwater dwellers, is a “tow motor.”
There are three things I have trouble remembering: Faces; names; and… uh… the third thing.
All in fun, Rob. All in fun.
I wish I had half your talent for doing “useful things.”

-- Mark

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#14 posted 05-29-2018 08:57 AM

Sanding sealer:- Its there purely to raise the grain and then resand later prior to application of I think what is going to be Tung Oil.
- robscastle

Hey rc, I’m also a tungey type of a person, but I draw the line at pornography and tung oil on food destined woodwork.
Being oil/turpentine based (or whatever toxic chemical you cook up)... it should not be used for foodstuffs.

I picked up this hint a few years ago,

and found it great for kitchenware (and even kiddie friendly)... just don’t finish with lead paint. Doesn’t smell as nice as tung oil but can also be substituted for baby oil at night.

Probably preaching to the converted, however, there may be some that hasn’t come across this before.
If you have a stockpile of liquid shellac, it has a limited shelf life (outside the fridge)... if not sure of the age, rather than waste it, a 900:100 ratio (or 9:1 for the non-mathematicians), depending on your cut, with metho makes a great sanding sealer… and it doesn’t have to be drinking metho (100%)... the Bunnings 95% is sufficient.


I wish I had half your talent for doing “useful things.”
- Mark Wilson

Speaking from experience M’W’, if you make enough “useless things” someone might consider one of them “useful”... all you have to do is find that person!


.... We still have people in the U.S. who call an accelerator a “foot feed.” A forklift, to these backwater dwellers, is a “tow motor.”....
- Mark Wilson

We still have people here in Churchill that call those people Einstein’s…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 05-29-2018 09:29 AM

Ah yes GSO is good.

-- Regards Rob

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