Bamboo Cutting Boards

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 11-22-2010 07:45 PM 2502 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, you wanted to see what I was able to do with the scraps of bamboo plywood that EROCK gave me. THANK YOU Erick for the gift of the wood. Well, here are some pics. I ripped them into strips, turned to end up, glued them and then ran them through my drum sander. They are coated with 3 coats of heated mineral oil and then finished off with a coat of heated mineral oil bees wax mixture. Added some strips of maple to the one and turned it into a cutting board/serving tray. Let you know if they sell this weekend. My wife seems to think they will. Comments and questions always welcome.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 07:51 PM

Now that is sweet.
The maple really adds to it.
Can you just use TBIII for glue?

I like ‘em,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 07:54 PM

Jim, These look awsome. I love the contrast between the maple and bamboo. I am green with envy.

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 07:58 PM

Yes I did use TBlll. Eric also stated that the glue used at the factory was formaldehyde free so no health risks. I had another one that had some strips of barzilian walnut (like I did with the maple) but sold it this weekend. My wife likes it so much that I may have to go purchase a sheet of bamboo. I am afraid that it is VERY $$$$$$.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 11-22-2010 08:27 PM

Very impressive! Let me know if you want a sheet and I’ll get it for you at my cost.

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 11-22-2010 09:44 PM

very cool. How much would something like that bring in for ya?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 11-22-2010 09:54 PM

dakremer – the one with the handles I will ask $50 (handles are spendy, almost $5 ea, have to find a cheaper source online if these turn into a hot item). The smaller one I will ask $30.

When using this plywood I found that there was still voids and I just mixed up TBlll and sanding dust from it to fill the gaps. On the lighter bamboo I will have to use superglue mixed with the dust because TBlll drys dark and stands out. Also, since it is plywood, I sometimes found spots where the glue from the laminating was sparse and it was seperating so I used super glue on these spots to bond them. Once oiled you don’t even see the super glue.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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