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Project by Mikee posted 12-12-2012 at 04:01 PM 976 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Happy Holidays All,

Time to get rid of some scrap lumber in the basement. Put the circles in with forstner bits and large plug cutters.

Mike

-- Mike





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sink_tinkler

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 at 04:29 PM

The circles are a really cool enhancement. Can’t say I’ve seen that before…

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 at 04:36 PM

Are all those circles inlays?

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Mikee

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 at 05:12 PM

Inlays? I’ve always thought of inlays as tedious and very small pieces. But I suppose they’ve been in-laid. I use a forstner bit that matches the same size as the plug cutter and they fit beautifully, too easy….

I purchased the plug cutters from:
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/index.aspx
They have top notch plug cutters.

Thanks for your comments/questions,
Mikee

-- Mike

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 at 06:46 PM

Slick. I like the circles too, nice unusual touch. Makes these cutting boards quite unique.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 at 10:18 PM

I agree with the circles. very cool. Nice looking boards.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 at 05:34 AM

really cool circles, nice idea. What kind of finish did you use?

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Mikee

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 at 09:22 AM

Because they’re cutting boards, I always use Mineral Oil. It’s hard to find at the grocery store, I had to ask and they said it’s by the alcohol (rubbing not drinking), which it was, on the very bottom shelf. It really brings out the colors and won’t get rancid. I apply one heavy coating of the oil and come back in a half hour and wipe them well with paper towels.

Mike

-- Mike

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 at 04:58 PM

Nice enhancement. Nice boards.

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