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Project by KnotCurser posted 1309 days ago 1473 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A week or so ago, my Brother asked me to make him a small cutting board strictly to be able to cut limes and lemons on. The larger board I gave him was simply too bulky to “drag out” every time he wanted to cut a lime in half.

“Just make something simple and small” Sure…........sure….....

Small he got. Simple? You be the judge.

The board is mainly figured walnut. It has two stripes going all the way through the board. One out of mahogany and the other is maple.

Also running through the board are three circles – the bigger of the three is cherry, the middle is red oak and the final one is maple.

Overall dimensions are around 5×10 inches, with the thickness of the board at 3/4 of an inch.

Oh yeah – since my Brother hasn’t yet seen this and since he also reads LJ’s…....... SURPRISE, BRO! ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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huff

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#1 posted 1309 days ago

Bob, Really like the design of the cutting board you did for your brother. How did you do the stripes? Is that an inlay in the walnut or cut all the way through? I really like the design, as I’m sure he will.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 1309 days ago

John,

The stripes go all the way through – after I got a very rough shape for the board, I used my scrollsaw and basically free-formed a wavy line. I inserted one of the strips of wood and glued it back. After that one dried, I did the second one, being sure to line up where the first one intersected.

The holes were done on the drill press. I used a plug hammered in from each side, which made for six plugs altogether. I did this because I didn’t think they would totally fill the gap if I hammered a single plug all the way through the board.

Only after all of the above was done, I then shaped the board the rest of the way and routed to edges.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 1309 days ago

Some of us just can’t do simple!! That is a nice design and worth doing, as opposed to just another board. Thanks for showing us.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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kcrandy

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#4 posted 1309 days ago

One big problem: it’s too pretty to cut on.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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degoose

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#5 posted 1309 days ago

I like… I call these bar boards for use at the bar

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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ShopTinker

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#6 posted 1309 days ago

That’s very cool. You turned ordinary into unique.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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sras

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#7 posted 1309 days ago

Sure it’s simple – if simple means “not confusing”!! Very nice.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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tyskkvinna

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#8 posted 1309 days ago

I LOVE this! The design works really well. You have a keen eye for composition. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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lumberdustjohn

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#9 posted 1309 days ago

Looks great!
Nice gift
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 1308 days ago

Beautifully put together. Nice post, Bob.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BarbS

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#11 posted 1308 days ago

Nice little board!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Scott Rhoades

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#12 posted 1270 days ago

I used the board last night to cut the lime for my vodka & tonic. Seems to make it taste better.

-- Scott Rhoades

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