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Brother's X-mas Gift...yet another WW cutting board

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Project by lclashley posted 12-28-2007 03:59 AM 1826 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother Lyles is a hard-corps barbecue cook. In fact he competes in those outdoor barbecue cook-off shindigs. So, I thought a cutting board would be an appropriate gift. This is of coarse a Marc Spag design made of hard maple and purpleheart. I found that both of these species burned fairly easily, even though my TS blade was clean and sharp. Any ideas on how to prevent this would be helpful. Thanks for looking.





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TomFran

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#1 posted 12-28-2007 04:01 AM

Very nice board! Should last for centuries. I’m sure your brother loved it.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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jerryw

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#2 posted 12-28-2007 04:15 AM

I use my 14 in. bandsaw to do most of my ripping. it don’ t burn while ripping hard woods. I use a 3/4” 3tpi timberwolf blade.
nice cutting board.

-- jerryw-wva.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 12-28-2007 05:08 AM

Looks great! I keep thinking about making one of these…..just don’t know if I’ve got the patience.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jiri Parkman

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#4 posted 12-28-2007 12:38 PM

Nice board.

-- Jiri

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mrtrim

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#5 posted 12-28-2007 03:22 PM

very nice board !

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Bill

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#6 posted 12-28-2007 08:15 PM

Great board.

You should make sure your table saw blade is clean and sharp. I have noticed burning when the blade gets dull, or if it is covered with pitch (like when finished cutting pine boards). Both should help reduce or eliminate the burning.

Also, you can check to make sure your saw blade and fence are parallel. Also, check the guard as well. If they are off, it can cause the wood to pinch and then burn. This can also happen depending on the grain of the board, and how it releases under pressure.

You could also leave your board slightly wider than the finished size, and then use the jointer for edge and face planing. As for endgrain burns, a sander will usually take care of that easily.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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lclashley

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#7 posted 01-02-2008 06:50 AM

Thanks all.

Great points, Bill. I ran the board through my planer with VERY light cuts. It did a nice job of removing the burns.

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Andy

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#8 posted 01-13-2008 01:26 PM

Very striking contrast.This is an eye catching design too.Nice job!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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rikkor

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#9 posted 01-13-2008 01:33 PM

Looks massive. I’ll bet bro was pleased to no end.

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Freddo

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#10 posted 04-17-2008 06:20 PM

The board is great. Nice work! My son like checkers and chess so one day I’ll get to try this type of work. The bottom line is you mentioning BBQ and now I want a rack-o-ribs (yum)! Thanks fr sharing!

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 08-06-2008 02:07 AM

yet another WW board is correct …got to wonder just how many ppl have made this one to date….Hopefully your Brother appreciated his wonderful gift !

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

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 09-09-2009 07:45 PM

I’m in the process of making 4 of these, after the 2nd glue-up & 2nd cuts my blade was very dull. My table saw receives alot of work but I was very surprised on how fast it dulled my Frued Blade.

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

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 09-09-2009 07:45 PM

I’m in the process of making 4 of these, after the 2nd glue-up & 2nd cuts my blade was very dull. My table saw receives alot of work but I was very surprised on how fast it dulled my Frued Blade.

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

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lclashley

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#14 posted 09-09-2009 08:34 PM

Have you cleaned your blades recently, Ken? Its surprising how a much dirty blade can affect cut quality.

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