(More) Cutting board

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 07-22-2013 10:55 PM 1084 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!
Taking advantage had to spend hours at my job waiting, I decided to lay hands on the work and prepare new cutting boards.
So one day I decided to cut many pieces without a particular purpose. After, reminiscing childhood, and go the puzzle which went something like 8 boards. From then on more everything is sand, glueing and pressing. Back sanding and finishing with bee wax.
Everything seems so simple, but:
The press I made for cutting boards had to be modified and adjusted a couple of times.
The sizing of many parts at once is complicated when the parties are not perfect in their actions.
Finally several of them use filler to cover defects that were me.
Anyway stay happy with the result (I’m still running, since only three boards finished), and wanted to show it.
More images soon!
Use Algarrobo, Pine and cedar.
Thanks for looking and any comments or suggestions are accepted.

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

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#1 posted 07-22-2013 11:12 PM

Very cool!

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

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#2 posted 07-22-2013 11:14 PM

Like this “new” design you have come up with. Unique !!

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

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#3 posted 07-22-2013 11:54 PM

Very handsome. The joints should be durable too, but I guess time will show if that is so.

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 07:50 AM

I really like these patterns you have created. especially the 3D effects.

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

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 03:37 PM

You asked for suggestion and comments. Please don’t take my comments personally.

Pine isn’t a great choice for a cutting board due to the softness of the wood and very open pore configuration. Makes it very hard to clean and sanitize. Cedar isn’t a good choice either. The oils in the wood, which repels insects, will work its way into the food cut on it and will result in an off taste. The pith in the center of the pine is extremely soft and will rot very quickly. The blue coloration of the pine is caused by a fungus. Might be wise to avoid that in the future. Also looks like you are using a combination of end and edge grain in the boards. You might see a problem in the future as the woods expand with humidity changes in diffeent directiuons.

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 04:26 PM

Those are pretty cool looking.

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 06:42 PM

Very unusual design, great work

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 07-23-2013 08:22 PM

Like other comments Very Cool boards. Like the unique designs.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#10 posted 07-25-2013 02:51 PM

Lovely cutting boards! The designs are creative, have very nice patterns and wood combo. Great job!

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