Obligatory Cutting Boards

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Project by Jerbone posted 04-02-2013 03:45 PM 1326 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to join the club and create a couple cutting boards. One is Purple Heart and Hard Maple, and the other is Jatoba and Hard Maple. Cutting these thick woods on a small portable contractor table saw is a pulse rasing experience. Happy with the finished project and it made the wife forget about all the new tools that keep appearing for awhile.


-- Joining two of my passions, beer and woodworking,

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 04:21 PM

very sharp they turned out great

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 05:27 PM

Great work!

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 08:43 PM

great… I have my 2nd and 3rd on the way…

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 10:35 PM

great job on those boards! Which board was better to work with, Purple Heart or Jatoba? I have
Purple Heart. I was thinking about getting some Jatoba.
My wife wants me to start selling mine once I made a few. Maybe one day. For now, Christmas,and
wedding gifts.
Thanks for sharing

Bud in Louisiana

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 11:04 PM

Great board and always fun to make….

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

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 12:33 AM

Thanks for the input guys.

Arcola, I have to say Jatoba was my most trying wood to deal with. It burned so easily. However this could of been just me doing a million different things wrong though. However the hard maple did kick back on the table saw hitting me in the hip. Brought me to my knees, just thankful it was a learning incident and not an accident.

When I get a table saw I do see lots of my family getting one of these as gifts for sure.

-- Joining two of my passions, beer and woodworking,

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 03:01 PM

Great looking and well made boards! Like the colors. They are great gift ideas.

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