A few boards from a newbie

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Project by DetroitReds posted 09-10-2011 03:47 PM 942 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,
I’ve been lurking on LJ’s for too long without posting anything…just another newbie here sinking too much money into a new hobby and working through the obligatory cutting board projects before graduating onto the big stuff. #1 walnut/cherry/maple #2 rehabbed oak #3 tigerwood and bloodwood, because why not?!? #4 another rehabbed oak board

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 04:09 PM

Nice work. This is a very satisfying project that impresses virtually everyone who sees them. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 04:10 PM

Very nice boards! I really like the 3rd one with the tiger and blood!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 04:21 PM

Nice looking cutting board.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 04:40 PM

Welcome and nice job on the boards. Spending money on woodworking is so much fun though right? LOL

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

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 06:48 PM

nice looking, keep it up

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#6 posted 09-10-2011 07:25 PM

Although I love how they look, I was wondering about the longevity when you have the wood grain all going the same direction.
I’ve made a few boards and learned many years ago that I was to keep the end grain alternating or that the swell/shrink cycle would eventually pull the glue joints apart.
Can you tell us how this works?

And I really do agree that those boards look exceptional… keep up the good work.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 09-10-2011 10:35 PM

I like the third CB(Tigerwood/bloodwood) the best.

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

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