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Project by Willie1031 posted 08-28-2011 08:44 PM 1094 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given some cherry, and walnut from a nice guy downtown (edged by oak). I am really not happy that I couldn’t get it planed before I was finshed, but I learned some valuable lessons. I used butcher block oil for the finish, and titebond III for the glue. It’s very sturdy, and I can’t wait to start another one.

Please feel free to comment.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 08-28-2011 10:59 PM

You have done it now. Nice start to learning to master these. Look fwd to seeing more.

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

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Chefdavid

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 12:13 AM

Great first board!! Looks a lot better than my first board! If you going to do more of these… Get a good planer, it helps and a lot. My first board I did all by hand, and about 30 hours or so later it was done..

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 12:54 AM

Nice first CB. very rustic looking, I agree, get a good planer, it will save you hours of sanding. I also noticed some burn marks from the tablesaw. I just got a good ripsaw blade from Woodcraft (Freud thin kerf rip blade 24T) and it eliminates those burn marks, even ripping 2 1/2 thick hardwoods. Hope this helps.

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

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#4 posted 08-29-2011 01:41 AM

Nice Block I would buy a belt or wide drum sander instead of a planer. I purchased planers first and wish i had bought a sander.

-- Robert, Mississippi, http://www.lunberjocks.com

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Willie1031

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#5 posted 08-29-2011 04:18 PM

Ken, thank you…I really enjoyed this project.

Chef, I went and priced them out before I completed this, but they are too pricey right now. But, I will one day.

Ama, that’s a good eye…I did have a few burn marks and I tried to sand them out. Thank you for the advice…I will really check on that new blade.

Robert, thank you. That is an option I will try when I start my new one.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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Heatmaker79

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#6 posted 08-29-2011 04:29 PM

Here is a great video how-to on cutting boards, There is also a 2nd part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B8oAJs3sik

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JoeinDE

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#7 posted 08-29-2011 07:28 PM

Looks a lot better than my first CB.

I’ve found that trying to sand out burn marks is very time-consuming. Using card scrapers is much more effective.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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tinman_362

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#8 posted 08-30-2011 04:28 PM

Good job on the cutting board.

As far as the planer, look on craigslist or at estate sales (estatesales.net). That’s where i got mine for a really good price, as a matter of fact that’s where I have gotten most of my expensive tools. Make sure to do your homework and take a board to run through before you buy it.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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Willie1031

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#9 posted 08-30-2011 04:42 PM

Thank you Heatmaker. I’ll watch it.

Joe, I’m not sure what a card scrapper is, unless you’re talking about using your driver’s license to get the frost off of your windshield. Could you explain?

Tinman, that’s a fantastic idea.

Thanks guys…I mean it.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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itsmic

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#10 posted 08-30-2011 06:38 PM

Sharp looking Cutting Board, Sturdy is Good, depending if any bounding is going to be done on it, I can tell You from personal experience, the stronger the better, I have to repair one, for the second time, I made for my Cindy’s daughter, she was chopping and bounding with a meat cleaver, think I will put biscuits in this time, Yours is very nice, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Willie1031

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#11 posted 08-30-2011 09:01 PM

Thanks mic, I only slice. Since I do the cooking for the family (my wife could burn water, but I love her to death) I’ll be the one using it.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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Willie1031

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#12 posted 08-30-2011 09:08 PM

Quick question for everyone…I watched the wood whisperer make a cutting board before I started this one. He recommended using Titebond III and when it dried it just chipped right off…now I’m wondering why mine didn’t. Has anyone else ever dealt with Titebond III and had the same results?

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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