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My attempt at the drunken cutting board

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Project by RLindberry posted 12-26-2011 08:43 AM 2693 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after reading poroskywood's blog article on the drunken cutting board, I decided to give it a go for this Christmas. It looked easy enough, and I suppose it should have been. However, I started off by only figuring for half of the wood needed, which forced me to scrounge for scraps of other woods. In the end, that ended up being a plus, as I got two completely different looks.

The second part of the learning curve was definitely pressing them up. The strips in between acted like springs trying to force everything apart, and making it difficult to get everything lined up properly. It might have helped to press them up individually, rather than two at a time. So while they weren’t perfect, I was pretty happy and the recipients were quite pleased.

The ones on the left are Brazilian Walnut and Hickory with Eastern Hard Maple strips and the ones on the left are Hard Maple and Red Oak with Claro Walnut strips. They have a tung oil finish on them which is one of my favorites.

Thanks for looking. Comments welcome.





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#1 posted 12-26-2011 09:13 AM

I must say that these are very nice indeed…

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 12:08 PM

You have created two nice looking CB’s.

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 03:57 PM

Well done.

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 06:41 PM

I like all four of them , but I like the lighter boards the best. : )

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 07:49 PM

Thanks guys.

Dusty, I have to agree, though the lighter ones were the “afterthoughts” when I realized I didn’t have enough wood. I like the color combination better, but they also have more alignment issues than the others.

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 09:06 PM

Only you know that the “issues” aren’t supposed to be there…Ssssshhhh , don’t tell anybody : )

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 11:51 PM

I think they look great! I was wanting to try this type out…I would say it would be easier to glue them up one at a time!

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 06:40 AM

Great boards.

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#9 posted 12-27-2011 09:04 AM

thanks for the how to blog.your boards look great. by the way; how much beer or whiskey do you have to consume to be able to make “drunken cutting board” ?

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RLindberry

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#10 posted 12-27-2011 07:15 PM

doordude: Just a quick note…the blog article wasn’t mine. It was a fellow lumberjock from whom I got the idea.

As to how much you need to consume….well I did it with no alcohol. I think the theory is that when the lines start to look straight then you’ve had too much.

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#11 posted 12-27-2011 07:35 PM

Looks great good job.

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 07:05 PM

Nice looking boards
Thanks for posting

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