Second Cutting Board, My Version

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Project by Bearpie posted 1272 days ago 1535 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Britboxmaker for encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone and make this design! It wasn’t easy and I went through several discards while making this. The rings had to fit perfectly so I made them slightly larger and sanded them down on my drum sander and my belt sander little by little till they fit snugly then I had to cut each piece so I can have the effect of the wood going over and under the other rings. This part was not as difficult as I had thought it would be as I had the thickness of the other rings to play with where they “crossed”. It was also tricky not to forget to keep all the grains in the rings running in the same direction! I also put splines on the edge of the board in the corresponding color of the rings as shown in picture 2, 3 and 6. I decided to use splines on the side of this board to keep it from splitting. I used a butt joint on the splines instead of a mitre joint so the wood of each side is carried over to the next instead of being just on one side. Picture 4 shows the circle cutter that I used for this project and picture 5 shows the “working side” of this board. This cutting board is Maple and the rings and splines are Purple Heart, Yellow Heart, Padauk and Brazilian Cherry. I used a Salad Bowl Finish on this and a coat of Bee’s wax.

As usual comments and critiques are welcomed!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 1272 days ago

very well done there erwin

welcome out to the wilds
of new woodworking

to be proud of
for sure

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1272 days ago

VERY nice.

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1272 days ago

It is truly beautiful, Erwin! You did a splendid job on it! ;)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 1272 days ago

Nice, Erwin. It’s making my head spin and my eyes cross. That is the desired effect, right?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 1271 days ago

Put another ring in Erwin & your at the Olympics going for the gold medal, nice job :)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 1271 days ago

Very cool!

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

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#7 posted 1271 days ago

sweetness, Great job!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 1271 days ago

Excellent and truly a result of so much patience and inspiration. You have lot of accuracy and perfection on the joints. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 1271 days ago

That is a brilliant board, Erwin. You should be very proud both of the achievement and sticking with the idea. I knew you could do it. Very well done.

Thanks for the mention but you did all the work.

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

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#11 posted 1271 days ago

Well done. You did a great job on those rings.

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#12 posted 1125 days ago

I blanch at the thought of recreating this and yet I will try. You rose to your challenge well. thanks, gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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