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Project by Dodeka posted 1232 days ago 1648 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cutting board, which I made for my fiancee’s birthday. Wood is maple and walnut.

After some instruction from the Wood Whisperer and after buying a table saw, I thought it would be a good project to try out. I started out by laminating a piece of maple to a piece of walnut, then I ripped it down to a square cross-section. Then, I cut it into 1.25” slices and glued together a row at a time before gluing the rows together. After a little routing and a lot of sanding, I ended up with this beauty. Finished size is about 7.5” x 13” x 1.25”. Finished with three light coats of salad bowl finish cut 50% with mineral spirits.

Thanks for looking.

-Liszka

-- Liszka





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RONFINCH

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#1 posted 1232 days ago

Liszka, great looking bowl! Did you say you cut the salad bowl finish with 50% mineral spirits, or mineral oil??

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SASmith

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#2 posted 1232 days ago

It looks great. I bet this will be the first of many. It reminds me of a variation of mcleanva’s zigzag:
http://lumberjocks.com/McLeanVA/blog/18432
scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Dodeka

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#3 posted 1232 days ago

I just had an “oh $#!^” moment, because I did use mineral spirits. However, I went back to the Wood Whisperer episode, and was indeed supposed to use mineral spirits and not mineral oil.

Anyway, glad you like it. It’s a little flat for a bowl ;)

-- Liszka

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ducky911

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#4 posted 1232 days ago

Looks like pacman

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 1232 days ago

Interesting pattern on this one… I think I like it.

Yes, you want to cut the SBF with (at least) 50% mineral spirits to thin it out, in order to get deeper penetration into the board. I’ve actually gone to about 70% mineral spirits for the first coat or two, just to make sure it’s really getting into the board, then stepping it to a 50/50-mix of SBF/MS after that. If you don’t thin it out, it’ll more or less just build up on top, with minimal penetration into the board.

I’m sure she’ll like it!

Isn’t sanding end grain fun? :-)

-- 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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degoose

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#6 posted 1232 days ago

Yet another variation of a popular theme… nice…

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Eagle1

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#7 posted 1231 days ago

Nice board.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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SPalm

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#8 posted 1231 days ago

Nice board. I like it, and you did an excellent job.
Even the hand holds are perfectly centered.

Looks great,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1231 days ago

Liszka, this is a very nice cutting board with an unusual design and I like it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 1231 days ago

Great board and I’m sure she will love it. I add rubber feet to them to keep the bottom off the counter and prevent slipping. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38364

You will be making many more I’m sure.

I do 8 coats andthey really shine. Nice work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Don

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#11 posted 1231 days ago

Very nicely done and an interesting pattern. I think this is going to be my next style of cutting board (zig zag) to try.

Like Ken, I used rubber feet on my first set of boards, mainly because they are only 3/4 – 7/8 thick.

I found I got good Mineral Oil penetration throught the edge grained boards I made with three coats. Maybe I just got lucky :o)

Again, nice board Liszka.

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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rowdy

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#12 posted 1231 days ago

Good work. Nice design.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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deon

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#13 posted 1231 days ago

Nice pattern

-- Dreaming patterns

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Diggerjacks

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#14 posted 1231 days ago

Hello

Original and nice design

Well done
Thanks for sharing

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

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