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Project by BertFlores58 posted 07-05-2011 06:34 AM 1247 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From scraps and turning out to be really good.
Destiny of these pieces is to stick together in one piece… and so be it. The materials I used had been a division framings in the office.. 2×3. I did rip it. glue together, cut again then sand to finish a nice cutting board. This is my second cutting board.

Photo 5 is small block… I made two boards of the same stocks.

I finished with miniral oil. However please take caution because the miniral oil tends to expand the glue (pva) that I used.. you need to sand again when dry.

Hope you will like the grain orientation as I love the those grains.

-- Bert





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-05-2011 11:31 AM

Very beautiful, Bert! Another awesome project which give the wood a second life. Great job!

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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#2 posted 07-05-2011 03:08 PM

Nice board. I let my cutting board glue ups dry for a month before any branding or finishing. That solved any problems I had.

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 04:56 AM

bert, very nice work. love the grain orientation. how thick is this board? also how large are the pieces, i am guessing 2×2. thanks

-- wiser1934, new york

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 05:08 AM

Wiser, Thickness – 1-14” (30mm) , pieces L x W = 1” x 1-1/8” (25×28 mm). I thought at first that it will be plain white and brown, but after coat of miniral oil, the grain orientation came out and each wood type changed its color. The violet part was also surprising. It would be better next time to have all the wood type be coated first of mineral oil prior final glueing and arranging the orientation.. this is important.

Thanks to all.

-- Bert

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