Basic Board Rebuild

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Project by smitty22 posted 10-15-2010 09:22 PM 1837 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I really enjoy all of the cutting board ‘art’ posted on LJ, but in the overall universe of cutting boards, somebody has to be at the bottom of the barrel… Here’s my entry!

Actually this is a renovation of a friend’s board that he uses for microwave pizza. When brought to me in a zip bag, it was in pieces and about as white as a dead fish belly from years of being washed in a dishwasher, no finish ever applied that he remembered. Told him the board wouldn’t stress my firewood pile much and thanked him. With a shakey voice he explained that “it’s an heirloom, maybe the only inheritance he would get”, so how could I resist?!

Anyway, after ripping fresh edges on about 5 or 6 of the mating sections, cleaning the cracks, did a glue-up and it was again whole, although a bit smaller. Beveled the edges, and with a couple of coats of mineral oil, called it done. Last two pics are BO (Before Oil).

Fun little project, time in the shop is priceless!

-- Smitty

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 09:51 PM

Nice Rescue !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 10-16-2010 12:36 AM

Good jog. It’s a nice board having heirloom quality.
What kind of wood is it? White oak?

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 01:06 AM

Great job buddy

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 01:53 AM

Thanks all, I had fun with it, was also wondering about the wood. Oak for sure, but I suspect it’s red oak just weathered or bleached a lot by the dishwasher. Could be white oak. I’m not too sharp on wood species.

-- Smitty

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 03:57 AM

Nice save.

Tell him to keep it out of the dishwasher and oil that thing from time to time so you don’t have to rescue it again!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 10-17-2010 02:07 AM

Always good to be able to help out someone when it truly means something to them and not just them trying to save a dollar off you. I’m sure it was very appreciated. Good job on the restore.

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