cutting board SR

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Project by NJK posted 01-07-2011 08:21 PM 1647 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cutting board was made with several types of wood. Some woods used were walnut, cherry, oak, and other hard woods. It took me a lot of gluing and sanding to finish this project. I first glued the original strips together, then put it through a planner to make it flat, cut the strips with a radial arm saw, then flipped every other strip to make the pattern. After the strips are done gluing i put the cutting board through an intense series of sanding, it took me maybe three days of just sanding. When making this project you can never use enough glue, or sanding. When i was finished sanding i routed the edges top and bottem, then put on many coats of mineral oil to protect the board.

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Joe Weaver

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#1 posted 01-07-2011 10:29 PM

great looking board

-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 12:32 AM

I like your pattern here.

The first one of these I made, I also spend many, many hours sanding… No fun! Since then, I have invested in a drum sander and wouldn’t get rid of that tool now. I use it on most projects anymore.

Is that router burn along the edge, or a “design feature”? :-)

-- 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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#3 posted 01-08-2011 01:32 AM

Real nice design for sure. Too much sanding. Did you sand with a belt sander?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 01:58 AM

Nice board design : )
I have to wonder why your Teacher didn’t show you how to prevent the router burns from happening.
Of course , finding a sharp router bit in a school shop is probably next to impossible : (
This is how I like to prevent “the burn”.

#1 New or freshly sharpened router bit (easily done)

#2 Router speed control or Variable speed router…..Slow it down to match your feed speed , with practice , you will be routing faster in no time at all : )

#3 Make several light passes versus 1 full depth profile cut….the end results will be worth the little extra time and effort it takes : )

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