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Project by Grantman posted 12-08-2010 06:54 AM 1874 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeah, I joined the Spagnuolo club. WTF, it’s a fun project and I get better with every one I make. The other one…I like the design but I have to work on it a bit more to make it a bit better. They’re fun to make…especially if one has a friend with a wide-belt sander.

Both are maple and walnut.





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wseand

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 07:27 AM

Very nice design. And what does this board have to do with the S.L. Rams.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 12:55 PM

Well done you have done it now!

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

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Grant Davis

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 01:45 PM

love the simple design, it is very eye appealing. I might have to borrow this one.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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grosa

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 02:40 PM

That looks cool. I never made a cutting board. It looks like fun.

-- Have a great day.

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Firefighter

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 03:34 PM

I wish I had a friend with a belt sander! Cutting boards have lost their appeal to me until I can buy one. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a bunch to make for Christmas gifts. Just means I am not nearly as excited about it.

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 04:24 PM

I really like this design and the workmanship is great.

On cutting boards like this I always wonder about the integrity of end grain to end grain gluing. Did you add any biscuits or dowels or are you comfortable with the integrity of the board without them?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Grantman

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 05:59 PM

Rich – I don’t think too much about the gluing. I use Titebond II and make sure both sides are covered well. Then I clamp the hell out of them. No biscuits or dowels.

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deon

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 06:57 PM

Cool design

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 12-09-2010 04:22 AM

That’s a really nice design! did you use some kind of ratio on the first one?

-- Jim, Nebraska

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Grantman

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#10 posted 12-09-2010 04:28 AM

Jim – no ratio. Just fractions. I think it was 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2” etc. for both colors until I got to under 13 inches, the max width of my DeWalt planer.

Next one will be 1/8”, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, etc. More pieces and smaller relationships.

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#11 posted 12-11-2010 07:44 AM

Beautiful and I like that you kept the grain oriented : )

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

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