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Project by MikeB posted 03-17-2007 06:05 AM 8570 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t remember what magazine I got the plans for this, but it’s the second one I made. The first one, well, let’s just say that was a “proto-type”. Actually, I’ll confess, I learned after making the first one that Cauls are important during the glue up phase. :)

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon





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scottb

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#1 posted 03-17-2007 06:07 AM

I like the grain of the walnut and khaya (thanks for ID in the second pix!) It reminds me brush strokes, a nice artsy touch!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 03-17-2007 06:21 AM

I just love the end grain cutting boards. You did an excellent job on you choice of woods and pattern, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Don

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#3 posted 03-17-2007 09:51 AM

I like this very much.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 03-17-2007 01:18 PM

Beautiful pattern!

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 03-17-2007 01:35 PM

Beautiful colors. That thing will last forever. Really like the woods. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Bill

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#6 posted 03-17-2007 05:50 PM

Very nice. I wonder if anyone will actually use it as a cutting board, since it is so nice?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Chip

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#7 posted 03-17-2007 06:22 PM

That’s beautiful Mike. Did you finish sand it, run it through a planer, hand plane it? If you put it through a planer I’m wondering if you ran into any problems because of the end grain.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Karson

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#8 posted 03-17-2007 06:30 PM

Beautiful. What is the finished size?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bill

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#9 posted 03-17-2007 06:34 PM

You know you must be a lumberjock when you always want to know as much about how a project was done as how it looked when finished.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Karson

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#10 posted 03-18-2007 12:58 AM

Yes Bill Were not asking what his selling points are, Everyone here is asking themselves how can “I” make that.

We all know that ares is going to be beautiful,

By the way yours is beautiful also and the wood has a nice contrast.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MikeB

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#11 posted 03-18-2007 07:40 PM

First, thank you all for the compliments, makes me want to do more.

Second, I didn’t mention that I made this project to donate to a fundraising auction last night. It was paired with a bowl I turned from pecan. Together, the pieces secured $190. Btw, the auction was for a non-profit sanctuary for captive-born wild cats. These include bobcats, servals, linx, and cougars to name a few. You see, people get duped into thinking these wildcats can make good pets, but they soon find out they are not pets at all, but by this time the animals cannot be released into the wild as they were likely de-clawed and de-fanged, and the sanctuary provides a home for them to live out the rest of their lives. Here’s the link to their website in case you’re interested in finding out more:
http://www.wildcathaven.org/”.

Lastly, per questions above, here’s some more information about the cutting board:
- the idea came from Wood magazine (Oct 2006 issue)
- I didn’t follow the dimensions exactly, but the final product measured ~ 17×12”
- the glue up was done in segments, and I was able to plane these segments without too much tear-out, though there was some. These segments were then glued together, but were now too wide to fit through the planer, so I used my Performax drum sander (this took a while). This was not enough and required sanding further through increasing grits with my orbital sander. Then I finished it with 4 coats of a 50/50 blend of General Finish Salad Bowl Finish & mineral spirits (as recommended by The Woodwhisperer podcast).

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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fred

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#12 posted 03-19-2007 07:53 PM

Great job MikeB -

I think we were reading the same magazine.

More Cutting Boards

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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Drew1House

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#13 posted 03-19-2007 08:59 PM

Dang… he (Marc The Wood Whisperer) is great… Particularly his wife and the time she spends working through scripts and making the cue cards etc… and then editing it all. I bet it costs a lot of money in sacrificial time. I hope he ends up making a mint from his endeavors… they are super fun and well done… Like your board. What do you think you put into it in time and materials. It does look fantastic.

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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MikeB

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#14 posted 03-20-2007 06:04 AM

Fred, yup, same article! Your’s is cool! Wasn’t it fun to make? I picked up some more wood 7 days ago to start some more.

Drew,
Wow, not sure what I put into it time & materials-wise. I should probably start tracking that sort of thing. All I know is that I was under pressure from my wife to get it done for the auction. Don’t get me wrong, she’d say things like, “don’t worry about it, the bowls are enough”, but we’ve been married long enough for me to know better. :)
And I really enjoy The WoodWhisperer, they do a great job on the podcast.

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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Ryan Corrigan

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#15 posted 03-26-2007 04:06 AM

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY http://www.CelticCrossWood.com

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