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Project by Mark Smith posted 12-05-2012 01:54 AM 951 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another cutting board made from walnut and cut out on the CNC machine. I put a drip channel in this one and at first I thought I cut too deep, but after the board was done it came out just right. I used a Barley Twist router bit so the channel has a unique shape to it, versus using just a core box bit.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com





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#1 posted 12-05-2012 02:15 AM

Nice work.

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 02:24 AM

Love the tray. Really like the channel.

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

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 04:50 AM

Edge grain or face grain? Love the walnut and was wondering when you were going to get around to using that CNC to cut a kick arse blood groove!

I am very familiar with the Barley Twist bit you used for the blood groove as I own that bit myself. Did you have any concerns about those additional edges in the groove catching food particles? For some reason, I was under the impression you generally want the blood groove to be as smooth as possible, but I am always open to learning something new.

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 01:19 PM

Beautiful cutting board. It looks so elegant with handles on both sides and the “juice groove” all around it!

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

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 02:48 PM

Nice job! Every time I see a cutting board I keep reminding myself to build one myself. Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Mark Smith

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 03:34 PM

PRG, one of the reasons I used the Barley Twist bit is because it doesn’t leave the sharp corners so I thought it would actually be cleaner. I looked at some of these at Williams-Sonoma and all of their boards with the drip channel were cut with either just a straight bit or with a core box cutter so all had 90 degree angles in them. The Barley twist gives you the rounded bottom and then the sides curve up to the surface. So unless I’m missing something, I thought the would be easier to keep clean.

And this is a face grain board. I haven’t tried the edge grain yet. I’m trying to turn out a bunch of items to stock my Etsy store. Once I get a dozen or so of these made I’ll try some different things.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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PRGDesigns

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 08:52 PM

Thank you for once again restoring my faith in this site. The Barley Twist router bit for the juice groove is brilliant. I will use that on my next juice groove this afternoon. I was also concerned with sharp edges left by the 1/2” ball nose end mill at the top of the board. This bit resolves those issues for me. Thanks again for the information and the wonderful conversation.

For those others of you following this thread that would like to know more about the bit we are discussing – it is a Magnate 7554, 1-1/2” Barley Twist bit, typically used for turning on an indexing lathe.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 10:10 PM

Stunning and elegant!

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 02:40 AM

Jerry, shortly after I got off the phone with you today I went out and fired up the CNC machine and started the warmup for the spindle. While it was warming up I decided to use the shop vac to clean the sawdust up from yesterdays cutting. Dummy me with the vacuum running I couldn’t hear the spindle and stuck my hand right under it and let it get my finger. It had the 3/8” two flute cutter bit in it. And even though I hit the bit pretty hard, the damage wasn’t all that bad. As soon as I realized what I had done I was expecting to see half a finger, but it really didn’t get me too deep at all. If I’m dumb enough to stick my hand into a spinning router I sure am glad now that I bought the Saw Stop Table saw. At least the table saw will protect me from my own stupidity.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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PRGDesigns

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#10 posted 12-06-2012 04:05 PM

Oh NO! Stitches, or did you just rub some dirt on it? Did it get to into the bone? Which digit? Assuming you were by yourself in the shop? Did you have first aid supplies available or did you grab the first absorbent item available, such as an old stain rag or something similar that shouldn’t be involved with bleeding? Is typing difficult? If so, I will keep asking questions…... HA!

Back in September, I managed to be in a hurry and let myself be distracted by my hurry list while I was routing with chamfer bit on my router table. I managed to cut a perfect chamfer through the nail of my middle finger of my left hand. Woohoo! Did I feel stupid. First accident that drew blood with a router. If your up for more shop horror stories, go read Monte P’s post about his finger issues.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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Mark Smith

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#11 posted 12-06-2012 04:19 PM

No stitches and it was not as bad as I would have thought it would be. I mean it was do nick, I stuck the vacuum hose under there and ran my finger right into the bit but it didn’t go in that deep at all. And guess what, no I didn’t have a first aid kit. But I’ll get one today. I wrapped a paper towel around it and put some duct tape around that and it worked just fine while I finished with the cutting board. I thing a wider bit like the Barley Twist would have probably done a lot more damage. Well anyway, now that I’ve done that hopefully I’ve learned my lesson and don’t do it again.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#12 posted 12-06-2012 05:23 PM

You cut it on a CNC??? Hey now, Isnt that cheating? :-)

Love the board by the way! (insert applauding smily face here)

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Mark Smith

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#13 posted 12-06-2012 05:37 PM

Yeah, it’s cheating, but I did have to push the start button!

And I don’t think it’s cheating if you confess to it. I see people on Etsy selling carvings and describing them in such a way to lead you to believe they are one of a kind works of art, when I own the same carving graphic and bought it from the same place they did. Now in my opinion, that’s cheating.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#14 posted 12-06-2012 11:11 PM

Oh, so you had to push your own start button? Well then, it must not be a Union SHop! LOL

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