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Project by KnotCurser posted 1171 days ago 1153 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yup, Yet Another Cutting Board – My 14th, but who’s counting…....... ;-)

About a year ago, I made a board for my Sister and while she loves it, she wishes that I had added a “Juice Moat”. She lives a couple of hours away, so I can’t just take the board back and cut a well into it.

So, I did the next best thing – built her another board – this time with a juice well.

I’ll either trade her outright or let her borrow this one for a while and modify hers. Either way, I end up with a nice board out of it and she gets her Juice Moat. :-)

Board measures roughly 12×15 1/2 inches and is just shy of 1 1/4 inches thick.

As the title says, I used Cherry and Walnut for the entire pattern.

Oh – if anyone’s wondering there are 247 pieces to this board.

It already has one coating of Mineral Oil and will get two more before it’s considered “Done”.

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1171 days ago

Nice end-grain cutting board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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smitty22

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#2 posted 1171 days ago

Very classy, great combination of wood.

-- Smitty

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Pete Jansen

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#3 posted 1171 days ago

Nice, how did you make the “Juice Moat” like that? Was it just router stops or a CNC?

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1171 days ago

Are you saying that you glued 247 separate pieces together ?

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 1170 days ago

You’re addicted, aren’t you, Bob?

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

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1170 days ago

Sweet. Terrible disease you have.

Board looks great. Nice design. That took some planning.
Pretty fancy blood moat. Any tips on how you cut it?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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KnotCurser

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#7 posted 1170 days ago

Pete and Steve,

The Moat was done on a router table with simple pencil line “stops” – I used a 1/4” round nose bit and ran it around two times so I could get the little ridge down the center of the cut. Maybe I’ll do a quick blog on this as I don’t really see much in the way of how-to’s on routing evenly spaced grooves…............ That way I can get some of the experts to comment on the proper way to do this. :-)

Dusty56,

If you wish to believe that I glued up 247 separate pieces you may certainly do so. ;-)
I’m crazy, but I’m not THAT crazy…...... Take a look here:
http://woodworkerszone.com/wiki/index.php?title=End_Grain_Cutting_Boards

Martyn,

Of COURSE I’m addicted – aren’t we all? BTW, how many boxes have you made just in the last month, my friend? ;-) If this is an addiction, it’s one I’m happy to have!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 1170 days ago

Very nice, Bob! I love the detail around the edge. Nice combination of wood, too. I love both cherry and walnut.

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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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 1170 days ago

True, Bob, true. I’m addicted to boxes.

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

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 1170 days ago

LOL, No , I was going to suggest a much easier method than single pieces…..
I was just wondering why you stated how many pieces were involved if you hadn’t done them individually, and why you counted them as individual pieces.
You might be leading newbies down the wrong path if they wanted to make a similar board.
I was wondering if my eyes were seeing double grooves or not…thanks for clarifying it for me.

Keep up the nice work and thanks for the how-to link : )
Happy Father’s Day if it applies to you.

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

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degoose

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#11 posted 1165 days ago

Keep going and you will catch up…
Like the juice groove~!

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

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KnotCurser

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#12 posted 1165 days ago

Larry, I could start building a board per day and I STILL would never catch up with you. :-)

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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