My second ever cutting board

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Project by Daren Nelson posted 03-13-2008 09:33 PM 3841 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made my first yesterday, this is my second and probably last for awhile. The weather is getting nice and I have some beauty logs to mill. No real story, maple board with walnut dovetail splines. I inlayed a walnut band around it, then cut smaller maple dovetail splines into the walnut ones.

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#1 posted 03-13-2008 09:36 PM

That is also a very nice looking board.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#2 posted 03-13-2008 09:37 PM

impressive, great design.

-- Stuart, North Dakota

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#3 posted 03-13-2008 10:11 PM

I like it a lot. I really like the way it is framed in walnut – especially the way it continues around the splines. The splines add a lot of bling as my daughter would say… thanks for sharing your projects.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 03-13-2008 10:14 PM

very nice and eye appealing effects with the maple and walnut

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 03-13-2008 10:19 PM

Nice looking board. Great combination of woods.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-13-2008 11:20 PM

wow thats impressive. i love the look of inlayed dovetails and the woods match beautifully too. Keep up the great work.

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 12:15 AM

You are getting some mileage out of the dovetail spline jig. This curring board is really nice and the dovetails add an unusual detail to the piece.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-14-2008 01:21 AM

I like the look of this one. your last was nice as well, but I like the spacing you gave the dovetails on this one better. The inlay steps it up another notch as well. great job!

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Daren Nelson

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#9 posted 03-14-2008 01:35 AM

Scott, I am afraid I may be addicted to this tool. I swear I tried to put it down.
darryl, yea the first one was really my first cutting board ever and only the second project with the jig, this cutting board being the 3rd. I am learning I guess ?

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#10 posted 03-14-2008 06:20 AM

Better and better.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 03-14-2008 09:12 AM

Wow Daren, that is outstanding. I ordered one of the Kehoe jigs last night, I can’t wait to get it and give it a go.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 03-14-2008 10:49 AM

Very nice. The ‘tails really highlight the board.

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#13 posted 03-14-2008 06:36 PM

The last one was cool, but this is even better. You’ve perfected a very cool design. Great idea!

-- Happy woodworking!

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