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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
#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. -Don
-- 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-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz
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