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Project by ous posted 02-20-2011 11:32 PM 1622 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make my cutting boards differently then most people. Having worked in the plywood industry all my life I understand bonding, stress, warping and moisture that causes most of problems with bonding woods of different densities, chemical and fiber content. The cutting boards I make always have at least 3 to 5 plies depending on the thickness I desire. I always use hard maple on the backs or cutting side. The front being used solely for display. The back and other inner plies using cross layering are glued and pressed on a home made hydraulic press that will attain about 50 lbs per square in. The face being applied in separate pressing. The sides and ends are tongue and grooved in place and then left set for three days before trimming sanding and routing the edges. I realize the press is the advantage in this method and if enough people are interested I will post a picture of it with explanation.

-- Roy Montana

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 11:57 PM

Oh oh oh! me me! I am interested! I love the designs… reminds me of how things are decorated back in my home of Colorado… :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 11:58 PM

Those are gorgeous looking boards Roy.

Seems like you have a method all your own and I applaud that!

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#3 posted 02-21-2011 12:07 AM

I would also like to see The press, and as the others have said, the cutting boards are awesome.


-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 12:09 AM

Nice board with outstanding color, thanks for posting…BC

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#5 posted 02-21-2011 12:25 AM

Very pretty cutting boards. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 02-21-2011 01:37 AM

These are very well made and the colours pop…. and having a nice face and a face for using… cool

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

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 03:42 AM

Tell us more about the press!!! My wife thinks the boards are pretty cool & is wondering when I’ll start…

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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