A Baker's Dozen Cutting Boards

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Project by NedB posted 11-30-2012 01:53 PM 2292 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi gang, gearing up for some craft shows, and I recently finished this batch of cutting boards. All done wood whisperer style (except the walnut one which is bubba style)... Maple, Walnut and Cherry boards.
They range in size from 6×7 to 12×24… mostly 3/4” thick thought the largest is 1.25” thick

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 02:42 PM

Beautiful cutting board.

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 02:58 PM

Man, those are some pretty boards.

How long does it take you to crank out that many? That would take me a week (says the guy who’s made 3.)

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 04:43 PM

Nice boards Ned, good job and good luck at the shows.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#4 posted 11-30-2012 04:50 PM

Nice job, good luck on your show! I have 4 more to drop off today for customers today.
well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-30-2012 04:55 PM

Thanks CJ!
Flint (can I call you flint?)
I’d say it takes 3 days per board, but I do several glue ups at a time… so call it a week (leaving them glued up overnight at two stages) working a couple of hours at a time. The big ‘delay’ is that i leave them in the clamps overnight normally. ie, I prepare all of the stock once, then glue them up and leav them to dry overnight. Next day, plane to thickness, cut, glue up again, wait overnight… day 3, final planing, routing, sanding, apply mineral oil, leave to dry, repeat 2x. I probably had two, perhaps three ‘sets’ going at any one time.

Thanks Kevin, funny thing, I posted these on facebook, and I’ve already sold three and gotten a request for another custom sized board!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 05:26 PM

Wow Ned these are all beautiful,very fine work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 11-30-2012 10:04 PM

kunk, that’s pretty close to what I do, I use a crosscut sled, but if you kept your tolerances close you would be fine. The ‘trick’ in any case will be to be very carefully keep the second glue up as flat as possible… using a caul or simply glueing up on a flat surface both help in that regard. post when you get them done! look for a recent thread on cutting board process check out this thread for a discussion on end grain planing use (pro’s and cons discussed there)

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 03:17 AM

You did a really nice job on these

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 07:22 AM

great looking boards,looks like you’ve been busy

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#10 posted 12-01-2012 01:31 PM

Great project for the Holiday season!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#11 posted 12-01-2012 02:01 PM

Cool, thanks for the clarification. That’s pretty much what I do. My work throughput is entirely bottlenecked by the number of clamps I own; something friends of mine just don’t quite understand. “You can’t possibly need MORE!”

Kunk: Yep. That’s essentially what I’ve done the few times. Seems to work well. Make a primary lamination, then cut strips crossways. I didn’t have a planer for my first board and whenever I visit it at Mom’s, I wince at some of the flaws. It’s in heavy use though, best compliment ever.

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#12 posted 12-01-2012 04:19 PM

Thanks Monte, they’re not quite ‘fun’, but certainly projects I enjoy making! Kunk, that maple and walnut board is quite handsome. Thankfully my wife Uses the board I made her several years ago, almost daily! Your vacuum system sounds quite effective… I’m going to stick with basic clamps (having just invested in them over the summer) for the moment though. I’ll drop you a PM when finances change a bit though!

Doordude, thanks for checking in, glad you liked them!

Jerry, they sure are!

MWF, I’ve only got 6 ‘big’ parallel jaw clamps the rest are simple F clamps. Another thing, If I’m on a ‘run’ I only leave them in the clamps for 2 or three hours, by then the TBIII has set up enough that they’re not going to move, but I generally do leave them overnight for full cure. Time it right though on a good day you can get 3 or 4 glue ups done (I generally get about 2 in)

Kunk, think you meant MWF, but I agree. My mother has several boards that I’ve done over the years. Her favorite is a little side grain board I did… it is only about 5×7 1/2” thick. Scarred up from years of use, but she prefers it to the larger end grain boards I made her, says the big boards (about 10×10” and 1.5” thick) are ‘too heavy’. Same thing with a board I made for friends of mine as a wedding gift. It was a massive 2.5” thick 12×18 board, I bumped into them recently & in the discussion asked about the board. She said ‘its so heavy, I never use it!’ (mind you she’s a tiny little thing; about 90 lbs soaking wet with a brick in each hand…) That is one reason this set of boards are mostly 3/4” thick, still good & strong, but they’re not so heavy that folks won’t use them.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#13 posted 12-01-2012 10:56 PM

That’s one bunch of COOL cutting boards!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 01-21-2015 08:16 PM

I was thinking of using up all my cutoffs to make a half-dozen boards. I haven’t tested the local market, but there wouldn’t be much net cost in trying to make and sell them. Do you mind if I ask what you charge for end grain boards?

-- I make great sawdust. -Jon in Warsaw, IN

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