|Project by arudson||posted 02-21-2011 08:44 AM||5405 views||37 times favorited||20 comments|
This is the sequel to my earlier posting (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44585 ) displaying cutting boards I’ve made from the fabulous designs others have posted on LumberJocks.
As indicated in my earlier posting, I don’t think there is anything new here that hasn’t already been seen on LumberJocks. I’m posting these on the premise that forgery is the highest form of flattery and I submit my renditions to honour the original designers and encourage others to try these projects. Based on the feedback from my earlier log, everyone, including several of the original posters, seems to agree that this is indeed the spirit of LumberJocks.
The first board is Degoose’s Tumbling Blocks cutting board (http://lumberjocks.com/degoose/blog/10460 ). I needed to clean up the edges of the sausages before cross cutting which resulted in many of pieces being less then true making for a tricky and unsatisfying glue up.
I had planned on making two tight weave boards, one walnut with maple stripings, and the other maple with walnut stripings. These two boards turned out great and I ended with enough leftover blocks that I assembled this smaller mixed board which turned out to be my favourite. There are several good posts on tight weaves including (http://lumberjocks.com/dustbunny/blog/17316 ) and (http://lumberjocks.com/degoose/blog/16062 ).
The third board is my version of KnotCurser’s Random CB (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37436 ). This type of board is great as it uses all those scrap pieces that are filling up the wood bin. The next time I make one of these I’ll probably go a full 2” thick.
The fifth is a bricks style cutting board. This one wasn’t specifically modeled after any particular board on LumberJocks but is a combination of different ideas from other boards on LumberJocks. The bricks (maple) measure 2” x 1-1/4” and the mortar (walnut) is a full 3/8” wide. If I make another one of these I may play with the dimensions a bit to get a better bricks motif but this is kind of nice too.
The final board is Patron’s did it my way board (http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/20399 ). I was blown away when I first saw this and knew I needed to make one for myself. Using the big router bits was a bit scary and my cuts weren’t as perfect as they could have been but it glued up ok. I’m confident that I can and will do better next time.
LumberJocks has given me many designs to replicate and has shared knowledge and know-how that is allowing me to try some different variations that ‘have not been seen on LumberJocks’, I look forward to posting some of these ‘hybrid’ designs as they are completed in the weeks, months and years to come.