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Project by NBeener posted 05-30-2011 04:07 PM 2724 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I built another cutting board.

I might have a problem ;-)

Quartersawn RED oak, quartersawn WHITE oak, black walnut breadboard ends.
Pegged the ends, using wallowed out holes in the walnut tongue.

Whipped up another batch of mineral oil/beeswax for the finish.

I don’t believe I’m truly addicted. I think I can stop any time I want to. I’ll find out shortly, though.

I’m going to pick up some more lumber, this morning—found a new local source, supposed to be reasonably priced.

If I begin to build something other than a cutting board, I’m going to assume I’m okay.

But …. if my will-power weakens, and I being unwittingly ripping the lumber into equal strips … then I’ll know I might be in trouble.

There may have to be a forum added for those of us …. who have this problem ;-)

-- -- Neil

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Pete Jansen

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 04:20 PM

Lumber store is closed today, I already checked =)

You’ll just have to build something from scrap today =(

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 04:43 PM

I like this one EVEN BETTER, Neil! There’s a whole lot to like about this one; I like how the business surface is “captured” by the walnut. The walnut figure is a no-brainer; if you don’t like it, schedule the CT scan. It’s very handsome, indeed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 04:51 PM

Neil, that forum would be “CBA”.

Love the QSWO and the pegged ends, nice detail!

-- Smitty

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 05:02 PM

The Walnut figure is fantastic , Neil , and the colors of the Oak go well with it : )

It’s not just about ripping equal sized pieces unwittingly , my friend.
For me , this one was about having a nice piece of Maple and seeing what I could add to it.
You’ll get the fever if it hasn’t already got you !! LOL
Have a great day : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 05:38 PM

Holy Smokes, nice board….........”boardering” on the subtle. That a way to sublimate your free floaters!.....(-:

I like this one a lot, real class.

Sneaking through call, and actually getting in some shop time, which is hard to do unless it is very, very quiet. Tomorrow, I may blog a thing or two, since it will be my post weekend day of rest…..............


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 06:31 PM

Nice looking cutting board, Neil.

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 06:46 PM

Let’s bring this meeting of Cutting Boards Anonymous to order….we have a new member today…..everyone say hello to Neil… we have any other newcomers today? LOL

Honestly though, that is a nicely crafted board…love that dark walnut.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 07:12 PM

I know I have a similar problem, all my cutting boards keep turning into bowls. I can not stop, so I am
going to try segmented bowls, I mean cutting boards now. The heck with it, I am just going to go play
in the shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 05-30-2011 07:16 PM


That board you linked to is art. I mean … okay … mine looks nice, but … the colors and thicknesses you used are just beautiful. That sort of board is now my goal for the next one.

Got a thoughtful PM. Somebody noticed, from the pictures, what I couldn’t see in my shop: the milling marks left on the walnut breadboard ends.

D’OH !

All the boards were 4/4. I didn’t want to do … what I SHOULD have done … which is: use my smoothing plane on everything, and bring it all down to 7/8” thickness.

Lesson learned.

I AM surprised, though, that the milling marks survived … since I sanded from 120 grit all the way through 1000 grit.

You really can’t see them, when you eyeball the cutting board, but … to me … they NOW look like the “whoop-de-doo’s” on a motocross track ;-)

Otherwise … I really DID get lucky, with the couple of walnut cutoffs that I bought. Needed to find a good home for them. Glad they wound up where they did.

Thanks, all !

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 05-30-2011 07:22 PM

I refrained from commenting on the milling marks. It appears that you might have used a drum sander and the coarser grits leave their mark especially when sanding cross grain. Ask me how I know ! LOL
Thanks for the nice comment on my board : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 05-30-2011 07:47 PM

Ayup. Planer AND drum sander.

I need to learn that—particularly with my crappy vision—I have to put the project between a bright light source and me—at an angle—and/or … just know that milling marks will be there, and just develop a habit of using a cabinet scraper/smoothing plane on my stock.

It’s one of the notes I took, watching Tommy MacDonald (“Rough Cut”). Using a smoothing plane is just part of his process, specifically TO remove milling marks.

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 05-30-2011 08:12 PM

Really nice board, Neil.
Addiction is a painful thing… ask me how I know (wood, that is!)
If it isn’t a box, it’s a board…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#13 posted 05-30-2011 08:27 PM

nice board Neil
and I want to say thankĀ“s for the time here
may the force be with you on the darkside …. now you are lost for ever
take care

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#14 posted 05-30-2011 09:16 PM

I have just a few more to make today…More you say.. yes more…
BTW I like the way you have crafted this one…!!!!

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

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#15 posted 05-30-2011 10:08 PM

Well done Neil my very good friend well done indeed young man. Alistair P S I can call you young man now I’m sixty. LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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