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Project by BertFlores58 posted 06-12-2011 05:09 AM 1615 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I followed Larry’s tutorial and it turned out as a nice exercise for me. I used portables and handtools. The pattern was a combination of Larrys 30 degrees and straight brickwork however I added a square by making a 90 degree bevels on the midsection.

As far as the wood is concern… they are all scraps from 2×3 used partition frames. I assume: yellow-teak, paduak for the orange and brown Philippine mahogany. The black squares are iron wood.

This is a good experience specially when doing manual flattening of the board. It took me 2 hours of sanding using different portable sander and grinder. So much dust. Luckily the wood are heavy and dense …. dust will not fly high

I would like to thank Larry (Degoose) for inspiring me to make this cutting board. I have a lot of scraps (photo 5) and I think it would suit this kind of project.

-- Bert





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lilredweldingrod

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#1 posted 06-12-2011 05:15 AM

When I look at the stack of wood in the last photo, it is difficult to imagine the colors that come from them. This cutting board will look nice in Agnes kitchen. hint hint. lol

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 06:51 AM

I hope that there will be other projects posted when the class finishes … thanks Bert… great board and great explanation…

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 06-12-2011 11:55 AM

It is beautiful, Bert. Wonderful job on it. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 06-12-2011 03:08 PM

Bert, very nice job.

I especially like your small, but noticeable addition of the ironwood squares.

-- 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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TurnTurnTurn

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#5 posted 06-12-2011 03:30 PM

Great looking board!!! Does Larry give extra credit for jumping ahead of the rest of your classmates? :-)

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#6 posted 06-12-2011 03:50 PM

Nice timber choice on this one Bert, before you know it you’ll have more board than you can uses…lol…BC

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BertFlores58

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#7 posted 06-12-2011 04:23 PM

Thanks to all of you.
Larry, What’s going on with the class? I will enrol on the next grade level…

By the way the finish is just medical mineral oil. It perks the color when absorbed by the wood.

Rand, Agnes doesnt want to use it as cutting board. She doesnt want to make scratches on it. Then what are cutting boards for…

-- Bert

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shipwright

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#8 posted 06-12-2011 04:48 PM

Nice Bert. I like the way you used the stain in the teak.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 06-12-2011 05:10 PM

Paul, I was also surprised with that green spots on the teak. It added some color blending pattern. I looked today on the board and found some heart-shaped teak with those darkgreen (seldom I can found a green colored wood… Mango is one) becoming the veins of the heart. I knew you are so keen on those patterns of grains and color of timber being a marquetry master. I have sorted out some special wood here varying in colors and grain pattern. How I wish I could share it with you? How can I saw it to veneer when some are only 3 inches width or less? Some are brittle and so hard. Anyway, I just let it stay in my stocks and if by chance I picked it up for a project then that is the only time it will be used.
Thanks,

-- Bert

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shipwright

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#10 posted 06-13-2011 02:23 AM

It takes a good blade top saw veneer out of really hard wood and then it doesn’t stay a really good blade for long. You’re doing just fine using it the way you do now.
Nice job.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#11 posted 06-13-2011 07:46 AM

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#12 posted 06-13-2011 11:23 PM

Nice job, Bert. This is a good looking cutter that looks like a excellent way to get rid of the ever growing pile of scraps that we just can’t seem to part with.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 12-08-2011 08:43 AM

Great job on this cutting board. Absolutely amazing. Do you have any more pics from the process? I’d love to see more of the details.

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BertFlores58

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#14 posted 12-08-2011 09:52 AM

Thanks Dan,
I think what is lacking in the pictures is the time when I inlayed the black ebony triangles. I will look for some and will post it when I found one. I am still at office and my original photos are at home.
Next opportunity, I will add more photos.
God bless.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 12-08-2011 01:00 PM

Thanks Bert, looking forward to them.

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