Board for the weekend

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Project by ZLSBOARDWORKS posted 606 days ago 1707 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a board over the weekend. first time Ive taken different slabs and mixed them together. Makes for a nice random yet pattern look. This block is also probably one of the thickest boards that I have made 19 1/4×13 1/2×2 3/4 its made from maple cherry mahogany and black walnut. Im gonna start making some templates so that I can route handles into some of the boards that I make. Oh yeah I almost forgot I also used a drum sander on this piece. I just purchased a used shop pro 25 and boy does it cut down the sanding time on end grain. Ill be sure to post a review as it is sometimes hard to find out about these machines prior to purchase.

-- Zach @

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#1 posted 606 days ago

i counted 541 pieces ;)

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#2 posted 606 days ago

Nice cutting board Zach.

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#3 posted 606 days ago

That sure looks awesome and makes me ashame to think of putting any of my boards here with all the great ones already posted..

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#4 posted 606 days ago

541 pieces @ .125 kerf = 67 5/8” wasted wood. Lots of cuts but I like the small pattern. looks like tile.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#5 posted 606 days ago

What I want to know is when are you gonna step out of your comfort zone and do something with a little more pazzaz to it? LOL

Dude…I dont care what anyone says or what board projects they post… are at the top of the cuttin’ board game!

Rock on !

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#6 posted 606 days ago

Wonderful board ,so beautiful.

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#7 posted 606 days ago

Very nice chopping block !

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#8 posted 606 days ago

Love it.

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#10 posted 606 days ago

Nice CB pattern. It must weigh alot. A lot of work cutting and piecing together but it was well worth it.

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#11 posted 606 days ago

Awesome board. Great work.

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#12 posted 606 days ago

You realy got bored to make such board during weekend. It’s outstanding. Never saw such thiny pieces board.

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#13 posted 606 days ago

Looks great

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#14 posted 604 days ago

Very nice work on the CB. I’d like to learn a little about your technique, since I want to make a crossword puzzle CB for my Mom for Christmas. I’d appreciate it if you could provide a few details of the process. Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.

Based on 29 or so rows on 19”, it looks like the individual pieces are roughly 5/8” x 5/8” x 2-3/4”. Did you do the glue up in one session, or did you do it in stages?

What kind and brand of glue did you use. With so many individual pieces, I’m guessing you used something with a long open time.

Do you have a gluing frame set up, or did you use clamps and cauls for the glue up?

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#15 posted 604 days ago

Thanks everyone for the comments, Much appreciated. The way this board came about, was from a bunch of other boards. What I do is I make 4 foot slabs that are as wide as my planer for all the boards that I make. I had only used half of about 4-5 slabs and wanted to do something different so I cut all the slabs into a bunch of 2 3/4 inch strips and glued it together like any other end grain board. I used titebond2 and bar clamps for construction. I am in the process of making a jig for the clamping of the 4 foot slabs. Downward pressure is key at this step of the process.

-- Zach @

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