Cutting Board - Second Attempt

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Project by GaryK posted 05-14-2008 10:34 PM 4995 views 20 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I had a lot of glued up pieces left over from the first board, that I thought that I would make another one.

On this one I decided to make the diamonds 1/4 size to highlight the weave pattern. This time I used canarywood instead of oak. I also use pieces with a lot more variation on color.

Here’s a picture showing the last clamping operation. I did this probably like 20 times to glue it up.

Red wood is Santos Mahogany and the dark is Peruvian Walnut.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 05-14-2008 10:40 PM

Really cool, Gary! You have a lot more patience then me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-14-2008 10:45 PM

looks amazeing. Are all those peices separate?

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#3 posted 05-14-2008 10:48 PM

Jiminy Crickets Gary, that’s some serious glue-up. Makes me dizzy just looking at those clamps. How do you know when to stop adding pieces?

The board turned out nice, though.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-14-2008 10:53 PM

Way cool board Gary…

I love the 3-D quality of the basket weave with the canary wood “field” that seems to give it the depth.

Are you using mineral oil or some such finish?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 05-14-2008 11:04 PM

Tyler – The mahogany and walnut is glued together in advance and then cut into pieces. If my count is right
there are 70 pieces for the final glue-up.

Chris – The finish is 4 caots of water based poly.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-14-2008 11:19 PM

Alright Gary!....I guess I’m going to have to make one of these now.
I love a challenge, I think that definately fits as such.
Smokin job.
One question….How do you think the finish will hold up? But then again Who the heck would use such a beautiful board.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#7 posted 05-14-2008 11:20 PM

WOW – Most excellent Gary. That waterbased poly sure made it pop.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#8 posted 05-14-2008 11:25 PM

Jim – My wife won’t use it or the first one. She thinks they’re too pretty so I am not worried about the finish.
I think I would use mineral oil if she were actually going to use it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-14-2008 11:49 PM

Nice board. I like to see what you’ve made next. I knew the second I saw the board that it was yours. I only had to read the name to confirm. Thanks for keeping us inspired.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 05-15-2008 12:10 AM

Gary Another great board. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 05-15-2008 12:16 AM

Great job Gary! I like this one even better than the first.

Was this one any easier/harder to glue up compared to the first? In other words, did the smaller diamonds make a difference in that regard?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 05-15-2008 12:29 AM

__spectacular as always…
—-can you get a photo of them side by side so we can see difference in the two???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 05-15-2008 12:44 AM

Wow! That is superb.That’s all I am going to say, so as not to diminish it.

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#14 posted 05-15-2008 12:54 AM

Very Nice!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#15 posted 05-15-2008 01:21 AM

yer Bad!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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