Nimbus Cloud Cutting Board

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Project by roundtabledesign posted 02-07-2012 07:29 PM 2867 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project that I recently finished. Since I’m new to lumberjocks, I thought I would show this off as my first contribution to the community. I’ve been following lumberjocks for a while, but now with the help of a local woodworking studio, I can be a true participant.

The cutting board was made out of hard maple and glued up in strips. The project was put together as a regular rectangular cutting board. I cut out the cloud shape from that and with the remaining scraps, I made up raindrop coasters/serving plates.

The construction went surprisingly smooth. The part that was difficult was sanding in between the cloud humps where the router couldn’t get to.

After it was sanded down with 120 grit paper, I applied Boos mystery oil and board cream to protect the surface. I loved building these boards, they’re a lot of fun!

-- Jeff - Fargo, ND

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 07:39 PM

Hi Jeff
This is a very cool design,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 09:01 PM

Very nice design! I like the way the grain pattern also resembles clouds. Nicely built and welcome to LJ.

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 09:23 PM

Welcome to LJ’s first off and great work on the board. The secret handshake will be sent! LOL Very cool design.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 11:33 PM

I like the design..where did you find the board cream? I love to do cutting boards also and I use butcher block oil, but want to find something to “seal” up the wood after it is soaked in the oil. Any info will be appreciated.

-- Punish the deed..not the breed

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 12:30 AM

very nice cutting board.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 07:03 PM

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! Ben, I used Boos board cream. I think you could probably get it at most woodworking studios, but I ordered mine online from an Amazon retailer ((

I applied a generous amount of the cream on the board and left it sitting overnight. Then I wiped up the access in the morning. Hope that helps!

-- Jeff - Fargo, ND

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 06:19 PM

Nice design and welcome to the CB club.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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