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This is my second cutting board using the plans from the Wood Whisperer. I changed some of the dimensions this time and ended up with a smaller board 11 1/2 ” square by 1 ” thick. Wood is hickory and walnut. Finish is Danish oil.

While making my first cutting board, I struggled with glue-up, so this time I built a simple jig out of melamine scraps I had in my bin. The jig is fastened to three off cuts of a 2×4, keeping the whole thing high enough off my bench so that I can put clamps underneath. I used cauls to keep the board flat, and found this glue up much easier.

There may be more cutting boards in my future, but I think I feel confident enough to try my own pattern.

Last year at this time I didn’t even know what end grain was. Thanks Lumberjocks!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 401 days ago

Your efforts continue to inspire as well.

Good job

-- 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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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 401 days ago

very nice,i like the jig you made.great thinking.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 401 days ago

Gettin’ jiggy & cuttin’ a rug….
Is what you should do….
To celebrate the successful completion of a great board!!!

I think LJs has created a monster!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 401 days ago

The cutting board looks good, and the jig looks like it would come in handy for more than just cutting boards too. Nice work :)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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kdc68

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#5 posted 401 days ago

+1

The cutting board looks good, and the jig looks like it would come in handy for more than just cutting boards too. Nice work :)

your new jig will come in handy for anything that needs to remain square at glue up…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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eddie

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#6 posted 401 days ago

Great jig and board , you have been bite by the board bug :) look forward to some other of diffrent design ,i want to make one just hate to get started and cant stop , that bench is really paying for itself

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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lew

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#7 posted 401 days ago

Nice board and a great design on the jig!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 401 days ago

Another nice board and a clever jig. And I couldn’t help but notice the pics were taken on your recently completed bench! You have come a long ways in a short time.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 401 days ago

I’m on board with everyone else. Now you have knowledge of woodworking! Looking forward to the next step in your journey. How’s the hand?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Sandra

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#10 posted 401 days ago

Thanks for all the kind comments.
The hand is all healed up, except for the white patch on my nail as a reminder.

And yes, Eddie that bench has been great. I can’t remember how I did anything before having it.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Mike

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#11 posted 401 days ago

Sweet lookin board man! They are addicting

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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Sandra

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#12 posted 401 days ago

Thanks, Mike. I can see the addiction potential already. I was finishing this last one and already planning my next one.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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JL7

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#13 posted 401 days ago

Nice looking board Sandra….good thinking on the jig, looks quite handy. As I’m sure you’ve discovered, the better job you do on the glueup means less sanding….and these end grain boards are a challenge to sand!

And, that bench is looking sweet….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 401 days ago

I think I see a shop made drum sander in your future.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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aussiedave

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#15 posted 400 days ago

Another nice cutting board Sandra….doing great…:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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