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Project by jaykaypur posted 11-18-2012 11:15 PM 999 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as an end-grain cutting board attempt but….alas, I just couldnt get the wood/glue-up to where I liked it so I made it into a serving and/or cutting board instead. Made out of cherry, maple, and red oak. It measures 17’’ x 12’’ and is 3/4’’ thick. While it was a rectangle, I 45’d the ends and then rounded the corners. Did a LOT of hand-sanding on this and am here to report it is the smoothest board I have made to date. It’s just nice to pick up and hold. Thanks for the looks and comments.

PS—-could I have run this board, as it looks above, through a planer? It consists of 9 pieces of face grain. I have never done it before but was tempted to this time. Thanks.

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





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Tokolosi

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 11:24 PM

Nice board Jay. And yes you could have run it through your planer. If your planer is wide enough for the 17 inches. Mine only takes 13 inches. When I do my boards I always run the initial lamination through before I cross cut it for the second glue up. Once you do that you can’t. I have before and it was disastrous.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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grizzman

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 11:25 PM

very nice board, and i have become a sand by hand guy also, i still use my electric sanders, but i always go over my pieces by hand at the end, as i have now seen that things feel much smoother this way, and i just like it, it makes me feel more connected to what i have made…and i think you could have sent this through your planer, yea its possible you will get tear out, but what the heck, do another one and try it…dare to be different…lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 11:32 PM

Looks good to me. I plane mine length wise. Tried it once on end grain, won’t do that again :-0

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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grizzman

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 12:00 AM

this board here does not look like end grain to me, am i wrong…but as to end grain, i know you cant plane it, as monte has alluded to, ive heard it to be a real big no no..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 12:19 AM

I do like the wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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kiefer

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 12:56 AM

Nice and useful board as is .
I would like to see a pic of how you shaped the ends ,I am always interested in the grip/handle solution .

-- Kiefer 松

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prattman

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#7 posted 11-19-2012 02:32 AM

No need to repeat what Monte and grizz already said. Great looking board

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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jjw5858

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#8 posted 11-19-2012 03:09 AM

Some great woods in this one….....wow…...nice job!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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bowtie

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#9 posted 11-19-2012 10:55 AM

good looking board, a final hand sanding makes a lot of improvement.
I use cedar for a lot of projects and usually round or soften all edges by hand sanding to eliminate splinters.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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koog

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#10 posted 11-19-2012 10:06 PM

great looking board
as you know , i haven’t had much luck using my planer

it seems to hang up
belt sand , orbital then hand works every time

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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