1st cutting boards

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Project by RKW posted 12-23-2010 02:18 AM 1597 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these boards as last minute christmas gifts for my mother and mother-in-law. I saw the Wood Whisperer’s video and for the most part followed his plans.(thanks Marc).

I managed to get them done in 3 days. Very simple project other than all the sanding. My table saw left some deep burns in the end grain(blade is starting to dull) This gave me an excuse to buy a new sander. I purchased my first ros which worked great but somewhat slow.(very happy with it kent)

Wood is hard maple and purple heart.

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 12-23-2010 03:56 AM

Very nice job, wish I had time to make some.

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#2 posted 12-23-2010 01:11 PM

Nice work. Looking good.

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

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#3 posted 12-23-2010 03:14 PM

Yea! New tools!
A guy I work with says that the only reason for a project is to have an excuse to buy new tools.

You done good. They look great.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 12-23-2010 04:09 PM

Nice sanding job Randy!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone should buy a new tool for every project.

The boards look great. I like the contrast of the wood upi chose.



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#5 posted 12-23-2010 04:52 PM

Nice boards and I agree, every project is an excuse to buy at least one new tool!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 12-24-2010 04:55 AM

Nice boards, I made the same ones… It’s a nice design… I already had a ROS, but this project made me convince myself I need a drum sander! LOL.

Looks good…


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