Tumbling block chopping board

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Project by cannondale posted 1291 days ago 1714 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like so many others on this site, I have been inspired to give things a go. Thanks to Degoose’s blog on how to do this, and many other project postings, I can finally post a project too.

Interestingly I have modified a radial arm saw to fit a router for surfacing ( a wanabe TWC) and also built a drum sander (idea from Lj’s projects again) to help with this project. That means that future projects will be easier to complete and that means more fun.

The timbers are New Zealand natives, Rimu (redish), Totara (dark) and Kahikatea (Light). The Rimu is recycled from an old house framing, the Totara was an old tree buried in a river for many years that my father in law discovered, retrieved and had milled. The Kahikatea is also from the in laws farm that was milled quite some time back. Finished with mineral oil.

Size 365×330 x 30 mm

Thanks again for the inspiration.

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#1 posted 1291 days ago

Glad my blog was of help… you have made a wonderful job of this board… I think it is a real bugger to glue up… and get right… you have ….well done…
Very cool Bro…

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1291 days ago

This is certainly a nice looking cutter. I am going to have to try one of these as well as they not only look good but appear to be a fun project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 1291 days ago

Very nice indeed, the grain just add so much to the cube 3D effect…nice work and thanks for posting…BC

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#4 posted 1291 days ago

Great work just made one myself thx to the boys on here.

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

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#5 posted 1291 days ago

Looks great
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#6 posted 1291 days ago

Great board. I like the grain.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 1290 days ago

Another inspiring piece. A few more of these and I will start my own. Great contrasts on the wood.

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

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#8 posted 1290 days ago

Thank you all for your encouraging remarks.

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#9 posted 1287 days ago

It’s so well done, I’d be reluctant to cut on it!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 1272 days ago

My Father in law has been having a bit of fun with this board. he showed it to the driver of the digger that pulled the Totara tree out of the river. ( This was over 20 years ago, so it brings much pleasure to them to see something made out of their labours) It is nice to have a bit of history in the wood that is used for a project.

Thanks for looking

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#11 posted 1103 days ago

The grain really sets this board apart from all the others …fantastic 3 D effect : )

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

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