A few new boards

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Project by robert triplett posted 03-07-2011 12:33 AM 2259 views 18 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had to shovel through a few feet of snow, but I have been having fun in my shop. I have made of few cutting boards for a show. The first is African Mahogany, Hard Maple and Purpleheart, 1 and 1/2’ thick by 13’ BY 18”. I have another one in the first glue up stage, but went on to something else. The next two are sets of ‘S’ boards made of Birdseye Maple and Lacewood. The next is Big Leaf Maple and Walnut. The Walnut has a lot of nice color to match the Maple. The fifth one is Purpleheart and Curly Maple. The last photo is some of the Bagette Boards of various hardwoods- Maple, Walnut, Mahogany, and others. 22” by 7” I used Mineral Oil and wax as a finish. When I finish making 20 of these, I appreciate my day job with 8 year old kids a lot!! Of course, the wood doesn’t usually argue with me. Now back to sanding a bunch of boxes.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 12:39 AM

Beautiful work! I like them all!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 12:43 AM

Robert, these are BEAUTIFUL. The end grain pattern is OUTSTANDING. It paid off tramping thru the snow.


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 12:44 AM

Wow, these are great. I’m going to have to try making one of those ‘S’ style boards some time. :-)

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 01:00 AM

The “S” style boards took me a minute to focus on how they were done but they’re awesome and you’ve really made some cool stuff.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 01:38 AM

Wow. Crank ‘em out Robert.
Those look great. You really have this down.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 02:25 AM

Nice group of boards. I like the addition of the maple strips in the first board, helps break up the pattern a little bit. I have to start making a few boards! nice work.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#7 posted 03-07-2011 04:07 AM

Awesome boards Robert. They really came out well. Your endgrain board in the first photo is really cool. I love the piping between the segments.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#8 posted 03-07-2011 05:01 AM

Nice bunch of boards! They should go like gang busters at the show. I still plan to take a crack at an “S” board, but it has just been too cold here to do much in the shop.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#9 posted 03-07-2011 05:12 AM

Nice job! I especially like the first board with the end grain and the extra strips of maple between the columns.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 03-07-2011 06:03 AM

Thanks everyone. I thought the end grain board was too plain, so I added the Maple strips. I thought it might also add to the glue bond. A retired shop teacher told me how to do the S’ boards. If anyone wants the cutting dimensions, let me know. They are pretty easy with a band saw and a spindle sander. And a drum sander!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#11 posted 03-07-2011 01:58 PM

All of them are nice… but that first one is really quite striking. Great effect!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 03-07-2011 03:16 PM

What a great collection of boards! Keep ‘em coming!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#13 posted 03-07-2011 09:34 PM

They are all really beautiful! Great work thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 03-08-2011 01:50 AM

The first one is off the chart so rich looking. Nice production run, I bet your a favorite in the family…lol , thanks for posting great work…BC

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#15 posted 03-08-2011 06:14 AM

Rob your boards are sexier than that fat girl on the other pAge

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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