Feeling A Little "Sinister"

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Project by blackcherry posted 09-16-2012 09:49 PM 3714 views 24 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ ’s hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Today post is one of those LJ’ s classic cutting board designs name after Lumberjock member Sinister. The cut off bin has been brimming at its seams lately so we put some to good uses. Using some nice re-sawn Walnut and Maple along with some sapwood Cherry I came up with these two boards. Finish off with Watco Cutting board oil. The last pic show how I clamp these board together to get a tight squeeze from both direction. If you ever try this one out dry fit the piece together first releasing pressure from one direction at a time allowing the opposite direction to conform into the joining piece. Once you have the feel for a tight fit your ready to glue….thanks for viewing Blkcherry

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 10:09 PM

Great use of cutoffs.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 10:12 PM

Wow Wilson, what a great design. They truly look three dimensional, especially the photo where they are lying flat. These are gorgeous. You did a fantastic job.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 10:29 PM

That is wildly, krazilee, awesome. I think I seen it move. Very kool bc

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 10:31 PM

Wow – another cool variation…..these turned out great!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 10:31 PM

Really cool work.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 09-16-2012 11:06 PM

Nice adaptation Wilson.
I have never tried one of these. You sparked my interest.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 09-16-2012 11:19 PM

Wow!! BC You have hit another one out of the part!! Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 09-16-2012 11:47 PM

Wilson, I have seen a lot of cutting boards on this website, but these are about the coolest yet. Any chance you could elaborate on the process of cutting the components? Beautiful wood combination and craftsmanship.

-- jbschutz

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#9 posted 09-17-2012 01:35 AM

Beautiful cutting board.

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#10 posted 09-17-2012 01:48 AM

Awesome job …....

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#11 posted 09-17-2012 04:16 AM

For those that are curious “Sinister” was kind enough to blog this cutting board build
these make beautiful boards and i have gotten many compliments on mine

take the time to make sure youre glue up is square—it will go together much better


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#12 posted 09-17-2012 04:23 AM

Wilson, I think that your rendition is my favourite… I know just how much fun this is…and how difficult…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#13 posted 09-17-2012 08:48 AM

Fantastic job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 09-17-2012 12:09 PM

Wilson, this has real depth to it. A wonderful version of the ‘Sinister’ board.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 09-17-2012 12:17 PM

I have seen some really awesome work on lumberjocks. But sometimes my jaw drops. These boards did that to me. I had no idea what I was seeing at first. I HAD to see the side profile to believe it was not 3 dimensional. It took the choices of wood and the design to accomplish this.

I’m amazed. Well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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