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Project by pickpapa posted 04-22-2011 06:49 PM 1250 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift I made for my wife for Christmas. Her first comment was, “Where did you buy this?” LOL She was completely surprised because I made it at work during my ten minute break at 9:20, during the last half of lunch, which gave me only about 15 to 20 minutes then, and some mornings when I would show up a little early. Needless to say, I’m glad I started way ahead of time.
The board is all maple which is saturated with mineral oil. The feet are a rosewood of sometype. The inlay on the edge is mahogany, maple, sinker cypress, maple and mahagany. I don’t believe I could have done this nice a job at my own shop at home due to the lack of alot of needed tools which I have readily available at work. After all, I work in a mill with all the tools I need. I hope this isn’t considered cheating. These pictures were taken today after I re-treated the board. Some stains are already in the wood from previous use.
I have to give credit to the Wood Whisperer, master Mark, for not only the tips on treating the board, but for me finding this site. On Christmas morning, after the presents were opened, my son filmed me giving a discription of the board to put on Youtube so my mother in Kentucky could see it too. One day in February, I was watching it on Youtube and stumbled across Mark’s video on treating cutting boards. This lead me to Lumber Jocks and I am very greatful.
All comments are welcome and thanks for looking.
Pickpapa (Chuck)

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3





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#1 posted 04-22-2011 07:02 PM

Very nice. love the weave effect; is that done with grain orientation?

-- Tom

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pickpapa

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 07:14 PM

Thanks Tom. Yes it is. I started off ripping 8/4 stock and turning alternate pieces 1/4 turn and glued back together. I ran it through the sander and ripped again. At the second glue up, I turn end to end alternate pieces and that was it. I actually saw this technique on The New Yankee Workshop years ago. Always wanted to try it. I only used maple because I never thought of using other species until I found this site.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 08:58 PM

Nice job Chuck. I’m gonna do one in all one wood, but I don’t think I can do that inlay work you did. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 09:44 PM

Love the inlay. I have a couple of boards in pure maple – it’s amazing how the grain orientation works out.

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 09:55 PM

I love your edge treatment,it really compliments the already good looking board. I may have to steal this idea, as I do a lot of cutting boards.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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pickpapa

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 10:25 PM

Thanks for the incouragement! The inlay was very easy. It is 1/2 deep. I glued the pieces together, Cut the plow in the edge, and let the excess stick out. After the glue dried, I used a flush cutting bit in the router and that’s it. I guess sanding to the proper thickness to match the plow was the most nerve racking part. OH, I forgot, I did use Titebond III, because it’s water proof, and has a little longer work time. Also it is 21”x19 1/2” and 1 1/2” thick.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 11:47 PM

Come on Chuck this could not possibly be your first board :) great job ,looks super.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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pickpapa

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#8 posted 04-23-2011 04:13 AM

Thanks Jim. Honestly, it is the very first one I ever built. I have been a carpenter for 27 years, but I have never attempted one until this past Christmas. Thanks all the same.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#9 posted 04-23-2011 05:32 AM

Looks great Chuck 27 years cutting wood can’t hurt :)))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 04-30-2011 03:46 PM

Nice project. I think the legs are a great idea. Great choice of woods for the inlay too!

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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