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Project by Fridgecritter posted 491 days ago 1537 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this after looking on this site for a while, and buying a CRAP load of clamps. I routed a reservoir for juice, and put legs on this one. The next one will have wood handle extensions on the ends of it. This one is made from Poplar and Birch, and coated with mineral oil.

The board is 21 inches by 12 inches… mainly because of constraints on my clamp sizes, and the size of my planer (13 inches max). It weighs about 4 or 5 pounds, and is about 1.5 inches thick.

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Dallas

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#1 posted 491 days ago

Outstanding work!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 491 days ago

That is a fine looking cutting board. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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kdc68

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#3 posted 491 days ago

Nice work for sure !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 491 days ago

I wonder who may be just as proud of their Dad’s work as well!

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 491 days ago

Nice work on first board,,,, Looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TheeWoodShed

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#6 posted 491 days ago

Great board!!!! Was it easy to put the juice groove in it?

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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Charles Maxwell

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#7 posted 491 days ago

You are a talented young man! Keep charging! I expect great things from you.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Fridgecritter

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#8 posted 491 days ago

@TheeWoodShed: It wasn’t hard at all. I put a piece of tape on the top of the cutting board and marked a line where I wanted the groove to stop, set my fence on the router table, and stopped the groove when the bit line was on that pen mark.

Thanks for the feedback everyone, and yeah, that’s my boy Joshua. He LOVES to go out in the garage and “work” on pieces of scrap wood while I am working.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 491 days ago

Nice work. I love the various wood colors.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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indgreg

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#10 posted 491 days ago

very sharp i like it

-- greg indiana

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 491 days ago

Great work. Great helper.

-- 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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#12 posted 491 days ago

Hello

Great work for a first try

A father happy, a son happy, what else ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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AJswoodshop

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#13 posted 490 days ago

Outstanding work! Looks great!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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