Mixed cutting board

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 06-26-2013 04:51 PM 995 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!
This last time I embarked on several ideas. One of them was to make a cutting board that was as interesting as I see hundreds of works published here.
So I was cutting small pieces without any particular goal. Are cedar and algarrobo.
Hesitated to make end grain, because of the possibility of breakage, so I decided to do something mixed.
Playing with the pieces I found a way I like it, and I see similar to helmet.
So I started to hit in parts, then once all together to sanding, finishing with wax work.
A fun and interesting project, I hope to repeat soon.
Thanks for looking!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#1 posted 06-26-2013 04:59 PM

Looks good ! I think it was a good idea to arrange the pieces so that the weakness of end grain joints, especially end grain to end grain, is considered. What glue did you use ?

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#2 posted 06-26-2013 06:38 PM

That’s really cool looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 07:46 PM

A striking combination of patterns! Looks great.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 08:17 PM

Color wise it’s kind of plain but it sure does look like you did a fine job on it. The pattern is really nice. If you made another one just like it with some contrasting wood that made it pop it would be a whole lot nicer. Don’t get me wrong; you did a fine job on it but if you’re like me you ain’t got a whole lot of money to spend on the right wood. You really did a nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 08:22 PM

That´s nice, really good looking board. I may try something like this.

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#6 posted 06-26-2013 09:55 PM

Man you did a great job on this. Love the before pics!

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#7 posted 06-26-2013 10:13 PM

Muy linda, yo las lustro con Vaselina liquida, y cera de abeja, 60% y 40% de cada una, la precalentas, y le das.
un abrazo

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#8 posted 06-27-2013 12:17 AM

The combination of woods looks great. Do you have to oil it ?

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#9 posted 06-27-2013 12:23 AM

Thanks Guys! Really was a happy proyect. And more easy like I´think, is more time and (of course) some work.
Dwight, I´use only wood glue. Do not use anything else. I have to admit that I really do not try to get another type of glue and so far I have a good result. I have local brands, and some of Titebond, but not notice little difference in the use. Just tell the difference in price!
Yes Helluvawreck, understand your point. But here we have much hardwood, and is principally dark colours. If we add that the idea is to use only wood parings and scrap, without having to buy it specifically. It gives you that use that combination. Anyway before the termination had more contrast, and I deceived. But perhaps the next try combining light colored soft woods, to see how it is then to use.
David: Una nueva forma de manejar la cera de abeja. En la traduccion me olvide de agregar que use cera de abeja para la terminacion. Pero tengo preparada cera con trementina (que realmente no me gusto mucho el resultado) tambien un amigo me dio cera con aceite de cocina, asi que a seguir probando. Comprare un poco de vaselina para hacer una nueva prueba. Queda tipo pomada o para pasar con pincel?

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#10 posted 06-27-2013 08:40 AM

Nice work, Boards are fun and addicting.

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

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