Cutting Board

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 07-05-2013 12:01 AM 2417 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First of all I want to thank JoesBetterHalf, for the inspiration.
Slope had always trying to make some of the intricate cutting boards that I saw posted on LJ. Finally I decided to see the project and got down to work.
First put all the parts and cut more or less as to which union is easier. After gluing and press by joining go around. So get to the end where sand at the same level throughout, apply beeswax and take the usual photos to share with you.
A fun project, maybe a little long for the time it takes the glue dries, but very interesting and I hope to continue making more models.
Thanks for looking and I appreciate any feedback.
It Eliotis pine and algarrobo. Measures is 40 cm x 30 cm.
Another detail is that you use a small wooden nails to secure external union. Gradually I want to be learning new techniques!
Greetings for all.

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

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 12:09 AM

Nice job ! How thick is it ? Since your joints don’t involve end grain, I think the glue might have been good enough on its own (ie. don’t need the dowels). But the dowels won’t hurt . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 12:16 AM

Very original design. Like the dowels too. Great job.

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

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 12:37 AM

Is that beetle kill pine? Love the look.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 01:29 AM

Looks nice. Thanks for giving me credit. ‘

There is a much easier way to make this. I will post next time I make one.


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#5 posted 07-05-2013 04:55 AM

Man…very cool board… JBH is right though, there are much easier ways to do it for sure…

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 04:59 AM

Great looking board. Yes I would be interested in learning how to make this board a easier way…please share with us

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 07-05-2013 08:19 AM

Very nice piece of work. The grain patterns are quite unusual.

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

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#8 posted 07-05-2013 08:40 AM

Looks good, may I see what the small wooden nails are please?

Opp s just saw what you mean, they are wooden dowels!!

Watch out for timber changing dimensions and trying to ruin all your good work.

I would be interested to get an update in a few months time.

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 07-05-2013 09:50 AM

Great job thank you sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#10 posted 07-05-2013 12:09 PM

Thank you all for your comments!
Dwight, I am 2 cm thick, maybe would have to have made it a little thicker. Nor do I think the dowels necessary, but I wanted to practice this technique also.
Monte, do not think it’s the same species, is that I use is “Pinus elliottii” its scientific name.
JBH, your work was the first time I saw this system very useful and thanks for showing it. I hope to see the system easier. I’m thinking some press system that allows me to gluing and pressing all at once, you will see that I can think of.
Jim, once finished watching it I saw a representation seems crazy! Here in the cartoon, the crazy eyes are drawn in the form of spirals. heh heh heh.
Robcastle, you’re right, not a nail but a dowel. But I said so by their thickness because it has only 3 mm. Use pinches for brochettes that I cut into pieces, cheap and simple really.

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

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#11 posted 07-05-2013 01:23 PM

Nice job.

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

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#12 posted 07-05-2013 03:04 PM

Looks super cool.

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#13 posted 07-05-2013 05:13 PM

That is pretty cool. like it. my idea is to someday build a concrete countertop with an inset cut out for a cutting board to fit into. saw someone who did that once and it looks really cool.

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