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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 08-03-2012 05:37 AM 2722 views 22 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This board is made from Hard Maple for the weave, Cherry for the contrast strips for the weave pieces and Purple Heart for the background. I was going to assemble it into a square but I didn’t like it that way so I re-arranged the pieces into a rectangle. The finished dimension is 19” X 14” X 1 9/16” thick. The weave pieces are made from hard maple stock that’s 1” wide X 24” length. I then ripped cherry stock into 3/16” thick X 24” length X a little greater than desired board thickness. I then laminated the cherry strips to the side edges of the maple. I then ran the laminated assembly through the drum sander until I had achieved the board thickness + 1/8”. I then ripped 1/16” off each cherry strip to obtain a finished width of 1 1/4” I then cross cut the assembly into 3 3/4” length pieces. I drum sanded the Purple Heart to the same thickness as the weave pieces. I then ripped my Purple Heart stock to 1 1/4” width X 24”and then cross cut them into 1 1/4” blocks. I then dry fit all pieces and if there were any gaps I lightly trimmed to close any gaps. Glued all the pieces then after cured ran the board through the drum sander until both surfaces were true. I then sanded sides and both faces with my ROS starting at 100 grit through to 320 grit until the board was glass smooth. The finish is General salad bowl finish mixed with mineral spirits at 40% x 60%. I’ll be applying 3 more coats over the next few days. This board was inspired by Degoose AKA Lazy Larry who provides excellent instructions for this pattern.
http://lumberjocks.com/degoose/blog/series/4167 .
Thanks Larry I hope I did your pattern justice!
Thanks for viewing!

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 05:42 AM

Looks fantastic! You did a nice job on it. Where would we be without Lazy Larry? ;-) Diminished for sure!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 07:29 AM

Coastie, another success. Looks fantastic and it sure oiled up nicely. :-)

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 12:22 PM

Hey Mike, good job.
That looks great, and I love the wood choices.

Aren’t drum sanders great?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 01:23 PM

Echo previous comments. Love the basket weave, and you did a really good job on this. The cherry edging on the maple is just beautiful. I actually have some purple heart stock, but that’s the only suitable cutting board wood I have. I don’t think plywood would look good with purple heart on a cutting board. I might just have to invest in some maple and cherry and see if I can make as nice a board as you did here.

Do you have any pics of the glue up? I would like to see how you placed the cauls and the clamps. Thanks.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 02:40 PM

Thanks guys!

I have to say in some ways this board was more difficult than the 3D stair step board. Next time I’ll use multiple bands on the weave as Degoose used in his blog. On this one I wanted to keep it simple until I had the process down.

Steve I wouldn’t trade my drum sander for anything. It makes these boards 100 times easier and faster.

Don the glue up is the same as in the video provided by Degoose in the link I provided. Here’s a pic of the clamped up board.

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 03:11 PM

Very nice!

Thanks for posting

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 05:00 PM

Why are all the bolts sticking out of assembly board?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 08-03-2012 05:01 PM

You have done the design proud…...Fabulous … really fabulous…it is all in the attention to detail…and thanks for the plug

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 08-03-2012 05:52 PM

Thank you Larry!

Topo that’s a clamping jig I built for my 3D stair step board. The bolts were used to clamp the sub assemblies and it allowed me to apply pressure to the individual pieces to close any gaps and align the pattern. Heres a link to the blog for it. http://lumberjocks.com/RetiredCoastie/blog/27568

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#10 posted 08-03-2012 06:42 PM

Love it! neat design! Purple heart is my favorite :-)

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Don Broussard

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#11 posted 08-03-2012 11:06 PM

Mike—Thanks for directing me to Lazy Larry’s blog (more like his class). I really expected to see 6 or 8 clamps on each edge, but the caul distributes the pressure.

Again, very nice work!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#12 posted 08-03-2012 11:07 PM

Excellent project!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 08-04-2012 01:33 AM

W O W !

Beautiful job. This board just POPS in the 2nd and 3rd pics.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 08-04-2012 04:25 AM

Super nice cutting board !

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#15 posted 08-24-2012 02:48 AM

Thanks folks! sorry for the late reply but been busy with other issues. Thanks again for viewing. This was a fun project but for me it was labor intensive getting everything lined up.

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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