Oak Cutting Board

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Project by Sagan posted 12-09-2011 08:39 PM 1538 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tried building another cutting board using available hardwood from Menards on the cheap. Board was built using oak strips laminated together, with some other hardwood inlays.

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 09:50 PM

Welcome to the site. Nice board. Takes time to learn but you’re doing well.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 11:35 PM

Good work so far. I think all of us have had those “gap” issues which bother us so then its a matter of learning how to deal with them. Can the gap be repaired or hidden or can you recut your piece? There are usually a handful of different ways to deal with the problems which surface in every project. I have found that for tiny gaps, filling it in with a white glue/sawdust mixture or epoxy works quite well. Give it a shot and I think your “bother” will go away.

-- Carpe Diem

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 11:43 PM

Fair enough, I did use the glue/sawdust trick. I think it’s just getting used to the idea that things won’t come out as well smoothly as you hope. The surface is solid, just flawed.

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#4 posted 12-10-2011 12:44 AM

There is nothing more educational then experimenting with different designs, and don’t hesitate to ask questions. We have all been there and are still learning new technigues.

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

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#5 posted 12-10-2011 01:04 PM

keep at it, it gets easier. Practice does make perfect. I do have a concern on the construction. You have grain running north/south and east/west. Over time as wood expands & contracts with moisture, the glue joints most likely will fail. For the next one you make, try to keep the grain in mind. live & learn

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#6 posted 12-10-2011 01:37 PM

Welcome to LJ, and the world of cutting boards.
I see that you’re using the 1 handed squeeze clamps. I think that you’d get tighter joints using stronger clamps like pipe clamps…and you have to cut all the pieces the same exact length.

-- Steve--

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