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Project by lanwater posted 12-02-2010 11:39 PM 3631 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of the easier board to make.
I used dark walnut, maple, purple heart and oak.
I have never been really comfortable with end grain glue without some kind of joint so I also cut 2 biscuits per piece to reinforce the joint.
I glued 2 piece at the time, it is easier to manage the glue up.
Everything was cut on the tablesaw.

I did follow a blog that I found on the net and I will post the reference tonight so propper credit is given.

Of course all critics and suggestions are welcome as always.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA





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degoose

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 11:48 PM

Fun aren’t they… good work… I like it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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ScottnKY

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 11:50 PM

Super looking board !!
Great sled as well!!
Can you tell us the finished size and the length you started with along with the angle used?

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Stormin

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 11:50 PM

Very nice I like the step by step pictures.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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SPalm

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 01:41 AM

You are cranking them out. Good for you.

I like the small PH strip. It adds a nice contrast.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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lanwater

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 07:00 AM

Larry, they are adictive indeed.
There are so many patterns.
Since getting in the board making, I have neglected some unfinished projects.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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lanwater

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 07:05 AM

ScottnKY: Thanks!

I need to give credit to Vaughn who published this blog: http://workingwoods.com/3d_board_tutorial_page_1.htm
It has all dimensions and step by step instructions. I found it because I was searching for “biscuit and cutting board”.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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lanwater

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#7 posted 12-03-2010 07:07 AM

Stormin: thank you! Pictures always make it easy for me to understand projects.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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lanwater

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 07:12 AM

Steve: I am eyeing two of your boards:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/36131
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34623

I need to build more skills before I takle those two. Maybe I will try anyway.

Thanks!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 10:11 AM

Nice one.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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tdv

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#10 posted 12-03-2010 04:06 PM

Nice board The sled & thin ripping gauge are really coming into their own
Nice job
Best
Trevpr

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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lanwater

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 08:59 PM

Thanks Mafe.

Trevor, thank you! The sled was another class project we did and it came out realy nice. It definitely keeps my fingers away from the blade and my cuts square. all I have to do is push.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Diggerjacks

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#12 posted 12-03-2010 09:05 PM

Hello Lanwater

A beautiful work on this zigzag cutting board

I think I will make one like this in the future

I like the effect of the wood

And thanks for the sled and the thin ripping gauge : two necessary jigs

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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plantek

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#13 posted 12-04-2010 04:22 AM

lanwater that is really very nice. Heck you could hang that on the wall when your not cutting on it!!!
I’m starting to feel out of the loop where cutting boards are concerned. They seem to be a rite of passage of sorts for woodworkers. I need to get busy.
Thanks for posting.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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lanwater

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#14 posted 12-04-2010 08:14 AM

Diggerjacks, thank you! The sled along with the thin ripping gauge have proved to be a life saver for the board projects.

Plantek, that board like the 2 others are no longer mine. my friends liked them more than I did…
For me it’s the thrill of working the wood. They help me focus on my cuts and glue up.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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