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Project by Daren Nelson posted 2310 days ago 3061 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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Kevin

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#1 posted 2310 days ago

That is also a very nice looking board.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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NDwoodworker

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#2 posted 2310 days ago

impressive, great design.

-- Stuart, North Dakota

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jm82435

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#3 posted 2310 days ago

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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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 2310 days ago

very nice and eye appealing effects with the maple and walnut

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2310 days ago

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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teenagewoodworker

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#6 posted 2310 days ago

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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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2310 days ago

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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darryl

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#8 posted 2310 days ago

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 2310 days ago

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 ?

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 2309 days ago

Better and better.

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

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 2309 days ago

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." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#12 posted 2309 days ago

Very nice. The ‘tails really highlight the board.

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Blake

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#13 posted 2309 days ago

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

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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