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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 1230 days ago 2789 views 16 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another cutting board of Spalm’s design. This one was a bit trickier than the last. At first I thought it was going so well I started thinking I could bang out a bunch of them in a few days production style. But then when I started the dry fit I realized that the tiny imperfections I couldn’t see had multiplied through the entire board.

I almost threw it out multiple times. I sanded, did partial glue-ups, created elaborate jigs for the table saw to straighten sides out and it got worse and worse of course.
I would work on it, get frustrated, and put it aside to work on something else. Finally I just decided to go ahead and finish it off and see what came out. I’m glad I did, but man was it a lot of work. So much sanding and filling in gaps with saw dust or slivers. It came out a little darker than I expected too, you can’t see the contrast between the purple heart and the walnut as much as I would like.
The triangles are purple heart, maple and walnut and the frame is sapele. I made it for a friend back in Hawaii. I’m sure he won’t judge it too harshly.

Also, does anybody know where I can get some little rubber feet to put on the bottom to keep it from sliding? Something with stainless screws maybe?

Pic 1: Board with butcher block oil
Pic 2: Board before oil was applied
Pic 3: Before the frame was added

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rmoore

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#1 posted 1230 days ago

Looks like you could walk right down in to it! Love the splines on the corners, too.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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dub560

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#2 posted 1230 days ago

Handsome boards

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1230 days ago

That looks really great. Love the frame.
I bet your friend will be just thrilled.

And like you said, with a design like this, every issue is carried forward and seems to multiply.
You recovered well.

Good job Sir,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jeepturner

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#4 posted 1230 days ago

I bought the local hardware store out of shower door bumpers, and used them on some of my boards. On other boards I used cork strips that I bonded on with white glue.
It would be nice to find a source for the clear silicon bumpers. I was thinking about cabinet shops where they have the smaller door and drawer bumpers also. I think the board only has to be high enough to not sit in any water left on the counter.
Nice board too. I think that the choice if woods will work as wood gets some sunlight. The purple heart will go towards a more purple and the walnut could get darker.

-- Mel,

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1230 days ago

Great looking board reminds of woodmosaics work too.
http://lumberjocks.com/WoodMosaics/projects

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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GaryD

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#6 posted 1229 days ago

Looks good!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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degoose

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#7 posted 1229 days ago

I feel for you… I know the frustration of the ugly glue up…lol… as Steve said.. well saved… and I like the splined border.

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

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58j35bonanza

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#8 posted 1229 days ago

My wife has been wanting me to make one of these, but I haven’t gotten the nerve up yet. I can only hope it turns out as nice as yours. But of course without all the frustration. lol

-- Chuck

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MountianWilliam

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#9 posted 1226 days ago

Very good!! It is one that I would like to try as well…........................Some day.

-- Acts 2:36--38

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GerryMurray

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#10 posted 1220 days ago

Great look Love the design cutting boards, what reference or intruction did you use to follow the design?
nice work, way to stick with it!

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