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Project by moshel posted 08-01-2011 06:30 AM 2772 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this board, like most of the stuff i do, started from a mistake. I wanted to make a cutting board for my nephew’s new son (he is going to be circumcised, so a cutting board is appropriate, i guess). so, I decided to make a cafe illusion one but glued the strips the wrong orientation, so cafe illusion was out of the question. So, i thought to make it wave like, to remind him of the good times before he had children and used to surf :-)

I made a template from mdf based on sine wave print out and used it to align the glueup and afterward to trim to the template with router with a long flush trim bit.

I like it! timber is heart Rimu and silver beech, finished with paraffin oil (sorry its still a bit oily in the pictures).

EDIT: i bandsawed 2mm from the routing line. I am sure you all know that but just in case.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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matai

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 06:57 AM

Looks really funky Moshe. I’m not sure if I would trust myself with a sharp knife on that board though. I think I might go cross-eyed and cut myself.

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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degoose

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 09:15 AM

Reasonable under the circumstances…over all a nice board..

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

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moshel

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#3 posted 08-01-2011 09:40 AM

you don’t like it???? baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waaawawawa!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#4 posted 08-01-2011 12:17 PM

Moshe, That is a striking item…. have you tried that Zinsser Bulls Eye shellac that is found in Miter 10? Speeds up finishes, great as an undercoat for cat laquer, great for anything wood.

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moshel

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 12:25 PM

i always look at it an wonder if i should buy it. most of the time i don’t like the exp date too much. i’ll give it a try on my next fallingwater lamp

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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philip marcou

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 12:30 PM

Moshe, it isn’t a finish as such-it just makes things much better-like an extra good under coat. And if you spray catalysed furniture lacquers it is magic as an undercoat.

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daltxguy

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#7 posted 08-01-2011 03:28 PM

Ouch! Very appropriate gift in both respects,for the father and the son. Painful memories!

It’s very cool! I can just see the USA-ians now trying to figure out how to get the stars into the upper left hand corner on their version.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#8 posted 08-01-2011 03:47 PM

I think you would really have something if you worked some stars into the upper left corner…. it would look like a flag in the wind!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-01-2011 04:06 PM

A cutting board for a circumcision is cleaver. Very nice looking project.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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Arthouse

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#10 posted 08-01-2011 07:53 PM

It looks great . Looks like it’s waving right off the counter. As for the finish you can use any finish for cutting boards just so long as it’s dry before you use it. I use a pure tung oil it absorbs better . Have you tried end grain bamboo for cutting boards it is the finest I ‘ve found for countertops and cutting boards . Shellac is a great product even if it is exspired it better because it’s thicker . I even take the lid off and let it sit for days because the thicker it is the better finish I found.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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Tim Kindrick

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#11 posted 08-01-2011 09:36 PM

OUCH!! Cutting boards and penile snipping? Oh the irony is killing me!!! Nice work tho!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#12 posted 08-02-2011 03:17 AM

So the board was made to guide the circumcision procedure. Interesting. This could be a lucrative business: designer circumcisions made possible by the CB design, and they get to keep the CB after. I love variation designing, and yours is right up there. Nice work!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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moshel

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#13 posted 08-02-2011 09:24 AM

Philip, I don’t spray…. no room for a spray booth. anyways, on cutting boards you want the finish to be soft, not hard like shellac. do you apply it with brush? My Fallingwater lamp is walnut and I never managed to get smooth finish from walnut (well i managed once, with tung oil and multiple layers of wet sanding but i am not going to repeat this anytime soon. took almost six months to finish)

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#14 posted 08-02-2011 09:53 AM

Moshe, you can spray, brush or wipe it on.

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#15 posted 08-02-2011 10:52 PM

really unusual purposes, but extremely beautiful creation!
great, Moshe

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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