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Project by DarrylJN posted 09-12-2011 02:52 AM 1165 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the latest cutting board that I’ve made, the species are Padauk, Yellowhear, Walnut, and Maple Ambrosia. The size is 17-1/2×12-1/4×3/4 with the hole being 1-1/2 in diameter. This board was cut with a jigsaw and “fine-tuned” with a belt sander (120 grit). I applied 5 coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl Finishing Mix with sanding in between using #0000 steel wool.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC





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maddawg308

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#1 posted 09-12-2011 03:30 AM

Nice! I like how you show the progression of how you made it….

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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DarrylJN

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#2 posted 09-12-2011 03:47 AM

Thanks! I think this might be my nicest one yet!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#3 posted 09-12-2011 05:08 AM

Looks like you spent some time sanding this one to perfection !
Nice layout photos…did you use French curves or what ?

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

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DarrylJN

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#4 posted 09-12-2011 05:40 AM

Thanks! Yeah, I spent a lot of time sanding on this one because I’m not the greatest with the jigsaw so I had to go back and really contour/smooth the curves with the belt sander. I did pick up a set of french curves over at woodcraft and they worked out pretty well!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#5 posted 09-12-2011 07:45 AM

Kind of a snappy lookin’ board. I like it…....

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 09-12-2011 12:31 PM

Good looking board, Darryl. I particularly like the effect of the different wood stripes.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 09-12-2011 01:08 PM

I love colorful CB’s. Nicely done. I tried using a belt sander on a CB but I just had uneven valley’s.

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

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DarrylJN

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#8 posted 09-12-2011 05:14 PM

Thanks Guys! I only used the belt on sides where the curvy parts are. For the surface, I ran it through my planer of course!!!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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pickpapa

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#9 posted 09-13-2011 12:36 AM

I really like this piece. It has a very classy look to it because of the bold, varying colors. Great job.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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DarrylJN

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#10 posted 09-13-2011 01:34 AM

Thanks! I was telling my wife that this one is definitely different than the previous ones that I have made.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 09-13-2011 01:51 AM

What kind of belt sander are we talking about here ? If it’s a 3×21 or so , you’ve got more skill than I’ll ever have !

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

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DarrylJN

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#12 posted 09-13-2011 02:28 AM

I have a Makita 9910X which has a 3×18 belt and a lock mechanism which is very helpful. After I cut the curves with the jigsaw, I through some 120 grit on the Makita and held it sideways and used the curved portion of belt to get in there and kinda contour the side until it looked good. I think the key is to kind of feather it, keeping consistent pressure as you run it around the curve. I also had the board clamped down to my workbench as I was sanding. I used the same idea on the pizza peel that I made as well. Keep in mind that I haven’t even been doing this for a year yet so my technique might not be normal but I am working with what I have in my shop. If I had a drum sander, I would be using that instead!!! I hope that helps.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 09-13-2011 02:33 AM

O’k , you win , Newbie : (
LOL

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

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DarrylJN

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#14 posted 09-13-2011 03:28 AM

LOL! I feel like I know nothing compared to what I could know about woodworking, the technology, the wood species, it’s all good stuff! :) BTW… A site that I visit quite frequently is The Wood Whisperer, this is a really good place to pick up some tips and the dude (aka the wood whisperer) is pretty funny in some of his videos too!

http://thewoodwhisperer.com/

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 09-13-2011 04:53 AM

Yup , Marc and his wife are also LJ’s : )

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

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