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Project by robert triplett posted 01-12-2012 08:44 AM 1394 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a big face grain tumbling block board that had so many errors that I didn’t want to overload DeGoose with finding all of them!! I was wanting to do one and saw Mr. Budsters post just after I ripped the wood. That led to woodmosiacs blogs and I was off. I made his jig and did a lot of adjusting cuts. I think I made all of the possible mistakes. I had this box made and needed a top. I thought a smaller version of a Tumbling Blocks pattern would work. I know I saw someone do this here last year. Thanks to whoever that was. The box is Padauk and curly Maple. 8”x6”x6” The top is Padayk, Sapelle, and Maple with a border of Jotoba. Watco Natural Danish Oil. I put little arrows on each piece to keep the correct grain orientation. Had to fill a few gaps. Okay Larry, here is the board too. Can you find the 9 mistakes?? I always enjoy your observations, so have at it!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!





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#1 posted 01-12-2012 09:26 AM

That is really cool. Nice job on the joinery Robert. I really like the pic from the edge, it shows the 3D look the best.

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 10:34 AM

I looked really hard and could not find fault with this… well done.. you have learnt your craft well…

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#3 posted 01-12-2012 02:25 PM

Nice box. I couldn’t see anything wrong.

-- Mel,

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

It’s a very nice box and a very nice Tumbling block cutting board. Who says all of the grain needs to run the same direction.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 03:41 PM

If could keep it from changing directions I might could see some of them. Kool and verry good job.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 01-12-2012 03:54 PM

Great looking board. I am new to the cutting board craze and would love to try this. How?

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#7 posted 01-12-2012 04:29 PM

I really like the tumbling block pattern this a wonderful board

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#8 posted 01-12-2012 05:25 PM

Larry, you are just being nice! Have some more coffee! Dan, I thought I was getting the grain right and then my son pointed out how much I goofed. The second time was better. Thanks for the comments. These are fun. Indianawoodbutcher. Search Tumbleblocks and you will find a lot of info. A big part of this was having wood with some nice color and grain.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 05:39 PM

It looks pretty good for having tripped over itself and gotten all mixed up. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#10 posted 01-12-2012 06:31 PM

Whatever the mistakes it gives it character and uniqueness. You have done a great job.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 11:15 PM

That looks like some fine craftsmanship to me! Great job!

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#12 posted 01-13-2012 01:08 AM

Wow…......that is a fantastic!!!!!!!!..........Jim

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#13 posted 01-13-2012 01:25 AM

Very impressive!

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#14 posted 01-13-2012 03:12 AM

Very nice Robert

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#15 posted 01-13-2012 03:26 AM

I am ready to make the second cuts on my first end grain TB board. Hope it looks as good as yours.

Will post it in a few days.

Every time I look at yours it is different. Must be grain switch. I think? i have mine lied up.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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