Yikes!! More cutting Boards

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Project by Rockbuster posted 1217 days ago 1337 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Can’t help but notice the many beautiful cutting boards posted here in LJ. This is one of my favorite things to make also.Here are a few samples of my few meager try’s I do things a little different in my boards, I take a 1 1/8” X 1 ” strip and cut out a 1/2’X1/2” piece from it I then glue and screw it with 6 or 8 countersunk stainless #4X3/4” screws to the ends and put on four 7/8” bumpers Nip the corners on a 45 degree angle then round on a 12 ” disk sander. The pictures aren’t too good but if you look close, you can see the bottom and end details. These boards set fairly level on an uneven surface with the bumpers, and they are raised up off of the surface that they are set on. This is a great way to use up a lot of good small piexces from the scrap bin. Most of the boards measure about 11 ” X 16 ” The darker board is made from 3/4’ Jatoba flooring. They all are finished with mineral oil. To get a shinier finish, I sometimes use a couple of coats of mineral oil, covered over with a couple of coats of Butcher Block finish.

-- 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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#1 posted 1217 days ago

Pretty elaborate cutting boards and rolling pins, wow! You’re being modest. I grew up in NW Ohio \, near Defiance and Napoleon. I wish I could get the hardwoods down here that I can find up there.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 1217 days ago

Very Tribal…

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

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#3 posted 1217 days ago

Simply gorgeous!! thanks for sharing

-- Psalm19:1

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 1217 days ago

Thanks for posting some different types of boards. It’s nice to see another approach to making them. I like the rolling pins. Do the handles turn? I have made a few in the past. I should glue up a few blanks and do some more. This site gives me more ideas than I can do. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Joe Weaver

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#5 posted 1217 days ago

Very nice, How do you do the arrow ones?

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 1217 days ago

Cool board..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 1216 days ago

I try to start my boards with a nice straight solid piece of wood. The next row is simply nipping off a bunch of triangles, short pieces cut on various angles, or some longer ones. glue these on to suite yourself it dosen’t matter if one piece sticks out further then some others, after the glue is dry, take it back to the table saw and using the straight edge against the fence, rip off just enough of the second piece to make it straight again Then start the process again. Sometimes it may be necessary to apply a clamp across the board if a piece is a little wild. I try to avoid these altogether Continue until you have your desired width, and try to make the last row another full straight board. I think that I explained how to do the bottom and ends above.
After it is all glued and dried, I run it thru the planer The handles on all of the rolling pins Roll

Schwieb: I get a lot of my hardwood over in Ohio,at a sawmill called Seifkert located between Elida & Delphos on Rt. 309 this is about 11 miles west of Lima,Ohio.

Joe Weaver: Hope that I explained how I do it well enough

-- 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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#8 posted 1216 days ago

Nice looking boards, well done!!!!!!

-- 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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Steve Kreins

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#9 posted 35 days ago

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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