• Advertise with us
Project by Andy posted 763 days ago 2166 views 13 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.

31 comments so far

View cathyb's profile


757 posts in 1743 days

#1 posted 763 days ago

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

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

View CharlieM1958's profile


15542 posts in 2717 days

#2 posted 763 days ago

Fun and creative, Andy!

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

View superstretch's profile


1482 posts in 1192 days

#3 posted 763 days ago

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

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

View Dale J Struhar Sr's profile

Dale J Struhar Sr

302 posts in 1629 days

#4 posted 763 days ago

Beautiful Andy is all I can say.

-- Dale, Ohio

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

7439 posts in 2551 days

#5 posted 763 days ago

Hey guy!

You’re back in the Saddle Again!

Super COOL board!

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

View JL7's profile


5979 posts in 1463 days

#6 posted 763 days ago

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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

View whitedog's profile


650 posts in 1956 days

#7 posted 763 days ago

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

-- Paul , Calfornia

View nadabula's profile


136 posts in 974 days

#8 posted 763 days ago

View Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor's profile

Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4735 posts in 1807 days

#9 posted 763 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

View majeagle1's profile


1411 posts in 1995 days

#10 posted 763 days ago

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,,

View gavinzagreb's profile


209 posts in 818 days

#11 posted 763 days ago

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.

View MShort's profile


1706 posts in 1917 days

#12 posted 763 days ago

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.” ---

View stefang's profile


11812 posts in 1833 days

#13 posted 763 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Andy's profile


1496 posts in 2407 days

#14 posted 763 days ago

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.

View helluvawreck's profile


14571 posts in 1365 days

#15 posted 763 days ago

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

showing 1 through 15 of 31 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase