Two Striped Cutting Boards

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Project by DarrylJN posted 11-16-2011 03:27 AM 1701 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two more cutting boards that are made from Cherry, Maple, and Bloodwood. The left cutting board is 10×9 x 5/8 and is coated with mineral oil. The right cutting board is 12×9 x 5/8 and is coated with Salad Bowl Finishing Mix/Mineral Spirits (2/1 ratio). The curved parts on both boards were cut with a jig saw and the holes with a 1-1/4 forstner bit. These cutting boards were not from same plank of woods so the contrast is partly due to that and the fact that they were coated with different solutions.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#1 posted 11-16-2011 04:23 AM

I will love seeing your future projects when you do get a bandsaw! Again, a beautiful job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 11-16-2011 04:24 AM

Nice work. You finish using the SBF and spirits appears to have a satin finish sheen, when I use that combination I am getting more of a flat finish. How many coats did you use?

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 11-16-2011 05:37 AM

TurnTurnTurn, i believe i did about 5 to 6 coats. I generally put one coat on, then use 320 grit sandpaper, then two more coats with no sanding in between followed by 400 grit sanding, then a forth coat with 400 grit sandpaper, and finally a fifth and/or sixth coat with #0000 steel wool. After that I generally buff it up with a 100% cotton towel. I have noticed that sometimes it’s flat on some projects that I have made and sometimes it’s a bit shiny. I’m not quite sure what I am doing different to get those results, I need to figure that out!!!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 05:38 AM

Thanks jaykaypur, I have been keeping an eye on craigslist for a decent band saw, I’m hoping to pick up a closed cabinet Jet if I can but I’m trying to keep my options open.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#5 posted 11-16-2011 09:08 AM

You will amaze a lot of folks when you have some decent equipment.. you are amazing now with a limited workshop…keep them coming..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 11-16-2011 01:06 PM

Great job, I use a mixture of 50/50 and after about 6 it really shines! Keep them coming.

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

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 03:56 PM

Darryl, this is a great set of boards. I like both boards for different reasons. The one on the left, I like the contrasts of color, and the framing on the outside, while the one on the right is so symmetrical that it makes it easy to look out.

It is nice to have the simple option of changing the colors of the board slightly, simply by going with mineral oil to darken things up a bit, compared to the SBF, which as you’ve shown here, tends to leave the wood looking more like what you start with before applying a finish.

Nice job on these. Keep up the good work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 11-16-2011 04:18 PM

Great job!! I will be making several of these for Christmas.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 04:47 PM

Degoose, thanks man! That means a lot coming from you, I do hope get more equipment as soon as I can but this stuff is so expensive.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#10 posted 11-16-2011 04:48 PM

Thanks again to everyone, I know some of these boards are simple to make and I question myself when posting them on LJ but I figured that even the simple stuff gives people ideas on what they can do in there shop! Now… i’m working a remote control caddie that I will be giving as a house warming gift, I will post that as soon as I am done.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 11:57 PM

Darryl: Nice job on the boards. You can have the best tools made and not be able to build a square box, so keep doing what you are doing..

-- It has been deemed bad for you hence there for it is illegal.

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#12 posted 11-17-2011 03:02 AM

Thanks Saucer! I will definitely try and stay on the same path.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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