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Project by JL7 posted 12-06-2010 05:28 AM 3803 views 36 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been building boards for the past few months and am just getting around to finishing them. I’ll post the end grain boards in another post.

Here’s the detail:

#1 – Maple and Zebrawood Set – From Woodsmith Plans – these are kind of kind cool to build but do require an extreme dado cut on both ends for the splines/handles:

#2 – Zebrawood, Lacewood, Purpleheart and Yellowheart:

#3 – Maple, Walnut, Padauk and Purpleheart – The Maple is repurposed bowling lane:

#4 – Maple, Mahogany and Padauk – again, repurposed bowling lane for the Maple:

#5 – Teak, Purlpeheart and Padauk – (sorry no finish in these photos – I forgot to photograph….):

#6 – Claro Walnut and Ash: Ok, not an edge grain board, but posting it anyways, thanks to MaryAnn for for the how-to:

I appreciate all the ideas I gather from this site – and appreciate your comments also.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 05:47 AM

Yes you have the knack of putting colorful woods together, well done the lace wood purpleheart ect. is off the charts …BC

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Robsshop

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 05:54 AM

Love each and every one, interesting and beautiful mixing of woods ! The craftsmanship is top notch as well. Thanks for the look and once more , great job !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 06:10 AM

Board #2 is my personal favorite…..I wasn’t able to detect the YellowHeart color on my monitor …I thought it was Maple or Holly : ) How thick is this board ?
They’re all great designs and nicely finished.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Pawky

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 06:22 AM

Thank you for posting these so quickly for me Jeff. That #2 board is everything I was expecting from the little I could so of it in your blog, fantastic!

The others are very well done as well. #5 has a nice look to it not being finished as well.

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JL7

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 06:31 AM

Hey thanks for the great comments – #2 board is 1-1/2” thick (11-3/4” x 17-1/2”). My photography is really bad so the little Yellowheart strips are a bit washed out…....sorry.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 12-06-2010 06:43 AM

Thanks for the info : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 08:07 AM

I like all of them, especially the Holstein board :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Chip

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#8 posted 12-06-2010 01:26 PM

More functional art at it’s finest Jeff. Your mix of woods is outstanding. Wow!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 12-06-2010 04:19 PM

Very nice indeed. I especially like the handled ones from Woodsmith. Where can I get a set of these plans. I would like to add this design to my inventory for next year. Love the color combinations. The one with the lace wood is very nice.

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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JL7

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#10 posted 12-06-2010 04:31 PM

Hey Jim,

The Woodsmith Plans are here. Click on Episode 208. Lots of good stuff on this page!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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WoodArtbyJR

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#11 posted 12-06-2010 04:41 PM

Jeff, is that a brand? The underscore JL. If so, how about a little info. I need to start branding/marking mine.

Jim

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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JL7

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#12 posted 12-06-2010 04:48 PM

Hey Jim – I have a friend with a CNC mill so did I little hoarse trading for the branding iron. I traded the bowling lane board I posted a few weeks ago. Without spending tons of programming time, he can only do basic block letters so it’s kind of plain, but what the heck!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Mary Anne

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#13 posted 12-06-2010 04:49 PM

Wow! You have been busy! I love ‘em all.

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rowdy

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#14 posted 12-06-2010 05:29 PM

Number two could be described as a “harlequin” board, given the array of colors. It is is truly unique. I too made the three Shopsmith boards a couple of years ago ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/20122 ), and I agree about calling the dado cuts on the ends “extreme”. If you look at my boards you will notice that the large one does not have a spline on the bottom end. I was unable to make that cut with my six inch dado set, so I simply rounded off the corners and called it good. Did you use an eight inch dado set or did you somehow make a six inch one work?

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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JL7

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#15 posted 12-06-2010 05:47 PM

Hey Rowdy – I have an 8” dado so I could make the cut, but I had to do it in multiple passes because I don’t have enough horsepower to make a 2” deep dado…........

BTW – those walnut and cherry boards look excellent – beautiful contrast!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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