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Project by Andy posted 03-14-2012 04:42 PM 3174 views 14 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of laminated bamboo left from a job we did a few years ago and decided to make another serving board.
Bamboo is pretty nice to work with, kind of waxxy fealing, fairly hard, burns a little but not hard to sand out, slivers a little but not a problem, sands very nice, stinks like someone is frying cow pies when you rip it on the table saw…whew doggy!
It make great boards and spoons, I love this stuff, it has the perfect weight, density and feeling.
The inlays are bloodwood, walnut, wenge, maple.
I did my bent inlays by very smoothly making a sweeping cut on the bandsaw without slowing or correcting. Then I slipped in a thin strip of bloodwood.
Make sure the strips are longer than the board because the bends add to the length needed.
Its about 9×15
Mineral oil.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 04:47 PM

I am always wowed by your creativity. I love this this piece! Very cool….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 04:48 PM

Fun and creative, Andy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 04:54 PM

That would be an awesome inspiration for a bowling alley..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 04:54 PM

Beautiful Andy is all I can say.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 04:54 PM

Hey guy!

You’re back in the Saddle Again!

Super COOL board!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 05:01 PM

Looks good Andy – very creative…....I have a few bamboo scraps laying around….hmmmm…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 05:03 PM

Very nice … I like the banding on the edges and your you use of some great looking plugs.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#9 posted 03-14-2012 05:17 PM

Very nice Andy. I like the way it looks….Is has a nice eye appeal to it. I have not worked with bamboo before with the exception of round bamboo poles.

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#10 posted 03-14-2012 05:18 PM

This is really nice Andy, it looks like a “happy board”, it just makes you smile!

How do you make your “plugs”? Do you sand each one to fit or do you have a secret “plug jig” LOL

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 03-14-2012 05:53 PM

I like your work. You seem to think a lot further outside the norm when it comes to boards and boxes.
Your boards are actually easy on the eye.

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#12 posted 03-14-2012 06:03 PM

I was expecting to see a box. I see that you brought your box art skills and creativity to the serving boards. They look excellent.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#13 posted 03-14-2012 06:49 PM

Very nice design Andy. That bamboo has a great very smooth look to it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 03-14-2012 07:16 PM

Thanks everyone!
Boards are a great way to try new ideas and can utilize scraps.

@Majeagle- I use plug cutters and the corresponding forstner bit to get a nice fit.
Most often I use 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8. I have a new box about ready to post that features some 1/8 plugs that I had to figure out how to make on my own.
Stay tuned.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#15 posted 03-14-2012 07:57 PM

Andy, that is a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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