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Project by blackivory69 posted 06-18-2011 09:32 AM 2914 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my entries to the cutting board community. I’m hoping that even just one of them will pass the qualifications of LJ’s Cutting Board Society. :)

The 1st photo was made of Maple and Walnut. 2nd one I believe was my 1st cutting board and was made of Walnut, Maple, and Cherry. The 3rd photo was lots of cutting board that I gave away as gift last mothers day (neighbors and friends).

I had fun doing them eventhough I don’t have a drum sander. I actually use my Delta planer, yes, I know some people had bad experience using the planer for end grain cutting board. But I found out that as long as I cut a VERY light pass and a VERY sharp knife, it works. As usual any kind of comments are welcome and will be appreciated. Thanks for looking.

-- blackivory69





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-18-2011 11:03 AM

Well welcome to the Cutting Board club! You have done it now… The secret handshake will be sent LOL… They become addicting thats for sure. I have made over 100 of them. I used my dewalt planer as well. Your correct very light passes and it works well. Once I built my Drum sander I stopped, being I didnt like the tear out I was getting when I used the planer.

Well done, look fwd to seeing more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 06-18-2011 02:14 PM

Let me add my welcome as well. These are great looking boards that I am sure were enjoyable, both to make and to receive. As Ken said there undoubtedly will be more. These projects are not only practical but are quite a bit of fun as well.

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

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#3 posted 06-18-2011 03:41 PM

Hey BI, very nice.
I especially like the gridded walnut and maple one.
And a blood groove too. Nice.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 06-18-2011 04:24 PM

Nice going, BI. Like Steve I like the first one best.

Hmmmmm blood groove, now how can I incorporate that into a box?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#5 posted 06-19-2011 01:17 AM

Nice that groove one is cool
I use my belt sandder to flatten em out. I’m scared to try the planer

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#6 posted 06-19-2011 05:44 AM

Hey Blackivory, I really like that basket weave cutting board you have in the back left on that last picture. Would you mind posting a full pic of that? Thanks!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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blackivory69

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 09:25 AM

mochoa: I would love to but I forgot to take a solo photo of that one. And all of them are all gone. Sorry. If I can remember I believe that one is made of Maple and Mahogany. To tell you the truth I can’t decide either if that one (the one you’re talking about) or the one in the first photo is my favorite. Thanks. :)

PS: All of them were finish with mineral oil.

-- blackivory69

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#8 posted 06-19-2011 06:47 PM

Well I would say that you’ve exceeded all expectations for your first entries into the CB world !!
You have some awesome designs here and the woods that you chose really compliment the designs : )

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

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blackivory69

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#9 posted 06-19-2011 08:15 PM

Thanks Dusty and to everybody. You guys are really an inspiration. I tried not to spend a lot of time here in the computer so that I have more time in the shop but you guys are incredible (in a nice way). That’s why I can spend a lot of time by just lurking here. You guys are the best. :)

-- blackivory69

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#10 posted 06-20-2011 03:54 PM

I’m working on a Basket Weave cutting board now. I’m halfway done. I will post when complete.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#11 posted 06-24-2011 11:08 AM

Sorry I missed this first time round… I was away in Sydney for a timber show… just catching up on all the posts…
Welcome to the club… and may you continue to enjoy making boards…

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

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#12 posted 06-24-2011 12:21 PM

These are very nice and I would say that you are well on your way.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 07-04-2011 04:54 PM

Hey blackivory, I made one based on your pic. Thanks for the idea.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/50637

Sorry those pics are too big.

Can you tell me how you did the Groove around the board? Did you
use a template or did you free hand it with an edge guide?

Thanks for the inspiration,

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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blackivory69

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#14 posted 07-05-2011 04:27 AM

Mauricio / Mochoa – Are you sure that’s your first cutting board? My first one will look like firewood if it’s sitting next to yours. That’s a fine looking cutting board. About the groove, I used my router table to make it. If you don’t have a router table yet but have a router you can still do it. Just be careful not to go over the corner. Do light passes only on the router.

-- blackivory69

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