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Bowling Pin Cutting Board (Project 300)

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 455 days ago 1034 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry cutting board with a bowling pin inserted in it. Actually I made 2 of them. It took about the same time. This was made for an order but I did not tell them what the final product would look like.

I started with 1” cherry board that was in a bunch of wood I was going to burn . I had the pattern for the pin made and thought this would be a good contrasting color for the board. This was the first job I started with the inlay kit but the last one to finish. I made the bowling pin insert out of 5 pieces of maple and some real red box elder. Good thing I did not need much red wood!! I made a plywood pattern for router bushing. Most of the time, the patterns are double faced taped on but I don’t trust it so I make provisions to screw the pattern down. The last 2 shots show the pattern on the pin and then on the center section of the board. I scabbed on 4 pieces of wood to the center section so I could hit them with the far out screw pattern. Then I cut off the extra pieces and finished the board. There are two strips or maple inserted in the cherry. They should stand out more as the cherry darkens with age.
I finished them with Behandla Salad Bowl Finish….................................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 455 days ago

Jim!

Great!

Now, you’re going to have to roll a Turkey to make them work! LOL

(For you non-bowling people, a Turkey is three Strikes in a row… Oh, and a Strike is knocking all of the pins (10 of’em) down with One roll of a ball).

COOL cutting board… and procedure of making the templates, etc. to Make & inlay the Inlay!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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stefang

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#2 posted 455 days ago

Great work Jim and really nice looking boards. A wonderful gift to a bowler!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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jack1

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#3 posted 455 days ago

You picked up a split with this one! ;0)
Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 455 days ago

7…10 Split? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 455 days ago

Well I don’t know about bowling – but I know what I like and I like your cutting boards. Well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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peteg

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#6 posted 455 days ago

Well who said cutting boards have to be boring, not Jim for sure.
Great idea mate, you could go to town with a whole sport theme :)
well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 455 days ago

Neat idea Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Mark

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#8 posted 455 days ago

very cool, great creativity.

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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Roger

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#9 posted 455 days ago

Steeee-rike… Nice board Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 455 days ago

Great job

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 455 days ago

Nice to see something new for a change : ) Nice job , Jim.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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HillbillyShooter

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#12 posted 455 days ago

Very nicely done—looks like you’re on a roll.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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majuvla

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#13 posted 454 days ago

Very usefull ’’how to make’’ tips.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 454 days ago

What a great looking cutting board Jim

Ok well I see right now I’m going to have to make an how too blog for photo booths, I’m tired of looking at that chair :) they are made to sit in not take pictures on :) looks like I need to put up a blog on how I made my photo booth for alot of you LJ’s :) it’s quick and simple.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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scrollingmom

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#15 posted 454 days ago

Those are nice looking cutting boards.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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