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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 12-24-2012 10:22 PM 2423 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s my finished board, maple, cherry, walnut, Bloodwood frame. I learned a lot during its build and came up with a few ideas for jigs. The few things that come to mind are wood moisture and wood color, grain, orientation. It’s now a wall hanging, but a very cool one. Finished with 4 coats of poly and then buffed to a shine. I will be more selective of wood consistency and color as any imperfections jump out and in my opinion take away and distract from the board.

Maybe next year I will tackle another one of these with the above learnings incorporated.

Merry Christmas.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.





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MShort

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 10:24 PM

Great looking board. How much time do you have in this project? Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 10:36 PM

Super job
Merry Christmas

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lew

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 11:01 PM

Nice board, Jeff!

Just finished a couple of “lazy Larry” style. Like you, it was a tremendous learning experience!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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DavidIN

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 11:10 PM

cool effect

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 12:07 AM

Really nice job

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

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Snookie

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 01:30 AM

Beautiful Board!! I would like to learn to make one like that!!!!!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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SPalm

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 01:56 AM

Sweet. Fun glue up, huh?

Good job Geoff, you made a Daddy proud.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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amagineer

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 02:08 AM

Nice 3D affect CB. Look forward to more project designs.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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lanwater

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#9 posted 12-25-2012 02:21 AM

Well done!

You framed it well.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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spud72

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#10 posted 12-25-2012 02:31 AM

Wow, Nice Job!

-- Guy,PEI

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Hamlinwoodshop

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#11 posted 12-25-2012 03:55 AM

Outstanding..Merry Christmas!

-- Terry, Hamlin, NY, http://www.hamlinwoodshop.com

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bobasaurus

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#12 posted 12-25-2012 04:06 AM

Excellent looking board. You got everything to line up really well. You might want to avoid poly on cutting board surfaces, though, since it’s not food safe. Most people use mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 12-25-2012 08:38 AM

What a lovely looking cutting board. I have seen several post with one of these boards…does anyone know if there is a blog showing just how they are made? Would love to learn.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Dan Krager

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#14 posted 12-25-2012 02:09 PM

This blog comes close Hawaiilad,

http://lumberjocks.com/degoose/blog/10460

but CalgaryGeoff’s board is slightly different. I really like these designs and there are thousands of variations possible. CG has done an excellent job patiently fitting all these together! Way to go man!
Merry Christmas!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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Dubb

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#15 posted 12-25-2012 02:43 PM

Great job , this has been on my to do list , I hope my first one is this nice.

-- Dubb , WV

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