Sushi Serving Boards

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Project by blackcherry posted 01-03-2012 08:52 PM 3386 views 22 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s, hope all had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the snow free days thus far. Today post is a couple of sushi serving boards for a client to view here soon hopping to get to make a run for his business. These are made with the help of the Incra’s super system for the snug fit of the dovetail splines and accent pieces. The woods are Tiger Maple, B.E. Maple and Black Walnut , finish of with Watco’s Butcher Block Oil. Thanks for viewing and a Happy New Years to all….Blkcherry

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 09:00 PM

Hi Blkcherry,

I love these boards, as I’m sure your client will as well.

I do have a question, as I’m new to this, or I should say inexperienced. I noticed in the first picture that the butterflies doen’t actually connect. Are they more display than functional, or is there simply a lot more that I have to learn?

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 09:05 PM

Hey Wilson. The holidays were great thanks. Perhaps too great in terms of eating. I feel as if I have visited more restaurants the past two weeks than in the past two years! Speaking of eating, these are wonderful sushi boards. As always, your birdseye maple is gorgeous and it contrasts so well with the walnut. This is a great use of the Incra system. It sure is a remarkable tool to use and the dovetails are so clean and crisp. Is the foot a sliding dovetail that runs the width of the board? Great work!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 09:12 PM

Same question as airfieldman… are the butterflies decorative only, or functional? Nice work!

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 09:12 PM

Airfieldman, when making this style board I router the dovetail void before I glue the lenghts together adding the long accent piece in this case the 1/8” strip of blk.walnut. Next I cut a length of dovetail to slide into the dovetail void and glue in on each side. The over all illision is a bow tie apperance which is in two parts, hope this answer your question. It purely a accent design…BC

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 09:18 PM

Very elaborate…. I like the accents..and of course the timbers…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 09:23 PM

Hey Lenny thanks for viewing and I know what you mean by the over indulgence of the holiday season. I been going to the gym to try and counter act the festive intake. The super system is a great tool in my shop and has so many uses, its by far one of my fav. over the years. Oh yes the foot is a sliding dove tail, if in the future you decide to use this method with the supersystem clean out most of the joint using the TS and then use the dovetail bit to make the profile. So let say you are using a 1/2 dove tail, clear out 1/4” of the profile with the table saw, this reduces the chance of tear out and make a nice crisp profile cut…thanks for viewing Wilson

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 09:34 PM

Nice timbers Wilson!
The overall effect is very nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 09:35 PM

Wow this is a wonderful board.

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 09:35 PM

Oh, you gotta like these…..especially the one with the curly and BE maple alternating strips.
The bowties are a nice touch, too and they do look functional. I like the sliding dovetail feet, as well

-- jbschutz

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#10 posted 01-03-2012 09:40 PM

Beautiful boards… just beautiful.
The wood, the design, the decoration… all just beautiful!

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

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#11 posted 01-03-2012 09:51 PM

I would love to eat my sushi of that!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 01-03-2012 10:47 PM

Great work.
Love the shot in pic 5.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 01-03-2012 11:20 PM

really fantastic boards

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 11:32 PM

Those are fantastic! and you said sushi… great.. now I have a craving! :)

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#15 posted 01-03-2012 11:42 PM

Wow, these are fantastic Sushi boards Wilson….... love that birdseye and the elegant touch of the “bow tie”, functional or not, it a perfect touch!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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