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Project by BinghamtonEd posted 01-03-2013 02:59 PM 1119 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year’s Christmas gifts. I made 8 edge-grain cutting boards for family and a couple neighbors. I was going to to do end-grain, but ran out of time. Woods used are maple, black walnut, and cherry. I tried to do a few different styles, so people got to unwrap a board that was different from the others (we did Christmas at multiple houses so I didn’t need 8 unique designs). Finish was mineral oil and beeswax.

Also made a wine rack using the plans from Wood magazine. Tiger maple and Black walnut. Finish was a couple coats of BLO and paste wax.

I made my father a golf ball rack out fo Black Walnut and Tiger Maple with a nice book-matched back, but failed to get a picture of it before my wife wrapped it up. Finish was a couple coats of BLO and paste wax.

Last picture is a project that started about 4 months ago. My daughter may not appreciate my woodworking right now, but she sure liked the bow that was on one of the boards, so I say she helped. Finish was the bow.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-03-2013 03:56 PM

These are wonderful projects,but the last one is the cutest and best.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 08:00 PM

You are a legend!

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 01:44 PM

I want the plans for the last one! No, come to think of it, we can skip the plans, I already made 6 of these, but none that cute!

This is the next to last project, her name is Beth, they all got better with practice.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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BinghamtonEd

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#4 posted 03-21-2014 01:56 PM

The plans are free, but its the most expensive and rewarding project you’ll ever tackle.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Rob

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 03:20 PM

Nicely done Ed! I like the contrasting of the Walnut against the Maple?
In the wine rack; what is your method for scalloping the cross beams in the frame? Is that the right word for that? Scalloping?....Or are they just contours or curves? Hard to tell from the pic, but they look great. I build quite a few cutting boards myself. I only have one up on here though. I do them end grain style though. Pain to complete, but look nice, and apparently don’t dull your knives, or show cut marks. I wouldn’t know though, bc the only one I made for myself, my wife refuses to use bc she likes it too much. So it just sits there…

-- Rob, Middletown NJ

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BinghamtonEd

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#6 posted 04-21-2014 11:31 AM

Rob, thanks for the kind words. All of the pieces on the wine rack are just curves cut on the bandsaw and smoothed with a spokeshave and sandpaper. If I had more than one to make, I’d probably have made a template and routed them instead. The cross pieces have tenons to fit into the legs, and the arms that hold the bottles have a dado to fit around the legs. Legs are screwed into the bases from underneath.

Here's a link to the plan. I haven’t ordered from them online, though, I just used the plan in the actual magazine.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Rob

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 02:57 PM

Spokeshave…So I guess I really do have to but one. I have been researching them for awhile now, putting off actually getting one, but I think it’s obvious now, I have to get a few…Stanley is pretty much the popular choice for spkoes it seems.

-- Rob, Middletown NJ

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BinghamtonEd

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 05:40 PM

I believe mine is a Stanley 52, don’t remember off-hand. You could just as easily use a drum sander attachment in a drill press for these parts. I just happened to have a spokeshave, so I opted for that because I get smoother curves.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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