Cutting Boards

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Project by nchlsmccarron posted 01-13-2011 10:44 PM 1878 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the first two cutting boards i have tried, the first with a handle was intended to be a rectangle board how ever after i planed the board down to size i notice multiple cracks in the wood, so i decided to change the shape. over all it went well. The second board went well just a bit of a long waiting process between each gluing.

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 10:59 PM

Nice looking boards, love the stark contrast in the wood types…

Sometimes what we plan for isn’t what we end up with :o)

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 11:20 PM

very striking! What is the dark wood?

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 11:21 PM

Both very cool looking boards and really nicely made too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 01:00 AM

I am not a big fan of cutting boards because everyone is making them. The boards I like are those that stand out from the others, and the first one does that. The colors and the design really work for me.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 01:13 AM

Very nice boards…..... I am a fan of cutting boards

-- Ed Port Republic

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#6 posted 01-14-2011 01:16 AM

Both boards came out real nice. Well done.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 05:58 AM

I really like the first one the best. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 09:04 PM

Good boards. I like the first one especially, pattern looks familiar somehow. Excellent post.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 01-22-2011 04:19 PM

Very nice.

I’ve done some boards like your first board. You’re forced to do some end grain to end grain gluing. I added some biscuits because end grain to end grain worries me. Did you feel a need to add biscuits or anything else to further strengthen the glue joint?

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

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#10 posted 01-23-2011 04:20 PM

Actually I didnt, I find the end grain to end grain with glue seems to hold well, Just made sure i had the glue on heavy, even and on both surfaces that come together. Also I leave the boards in clamps for 24 hours. Have you had issues with the end grain glue before?

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