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Project by Bob A in NJ posted 669 days ago 3761 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, just had to try one of these.

This one is maple, walnut and cherry. Not bad but not great for my 1st one.

The main lesson , DO NOT use wood with blemishes in them like on a few pieces of the maple. It distracts from the design.

The cutting of the tapezoids was not that tough but I did learn my tablesaw is a few thousands off for parallelism the blade and fence. Have that fixed now.

The glue up is in fact tricky when gluing the 3 long pieces. I’ve since developed a new method which I will show on the next once.

I glue up the rows, one at a time and did not try to glue the whole board up at the same time. Took extra time but still had some unlevel pieces and had to do a ton of sanding on the drum sander to get in flat on both sides.

The next one I’ll use purpleheart, paduak and white oak.

Thanks again to SPalm for the idea!!!!

Bob A Oct 22, 2012

-- Bob A in NJ





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 669 days ago

Great idea. What better than to get dizzy while holding a sharp knife!
Great job on the cutting board.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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StevenAntonucci

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#2 posted 669 days ago

awesome

-- Steven

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Hacksaw007

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#3 posted 669 days ago

I am being,,,,,,,,,,,,,hypnotized….......can’t look away…........ Great looking board, way out of my league.

-Mike

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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MisterBill

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#4 posted 669 days ago

I’m envious of your skills!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 669 days ago

Very cool,love this pattern.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jap

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#6 posted 669 days ago

i actually like the “blemishes in the wood” and think it look cooler that way

-- Joel

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#7 posted 669 days ago

Nice and tight it came out grand Bob…thanks for showing…BC

#8 posted 669 days ago

Very nice job

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matt garcia

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#9 posted 669 days ago

AWESOME!!! LOVE IT!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 669 days ago

Outta sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ptkaster

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#11 posted 669 days ago

I’m little bit of a newbie but how did you flatten it? with a thickness sander?

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#12 posted 669 days ago

Incredible job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 669 days ago

Very well done , Bob !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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lanwater

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#14 posted 669 days ago

Great cutting board.

You did really well; It’s pretty complex.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Bob A in NJ

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#15 posted 669 days ago

Ptkaster. Yes, used a 18” drum sander, a flatmaster, then a 6” orbital sander up to 400 grit. Takes about 3 hours to sand one of these. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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