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Dan Nolan

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 01:23 PM

Nice looking board, but as I have learned, mahogany shouldn’t be in a cutting board. It is an open grained hardwood. Stick with the traditional tight grained woods for cutting boards: maple, cherry, etc. But I love the design and finish.

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 02:30 PM

Very nice and elegant board.

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 04:25 PM

Thanks and your right, I probably should have used a harder hardwood but I just had some mahogany scraps that I wanted to use up.

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 05:11 PM

Nicely done Aaron.
I use about any type of wood for cutting and serving boards, though some are better suited as mentioned by Dan, they look better longer and are more sanitary.
When using softer woods, and porous ones like mahogany, just use them for serving such things like cheese and crackers and be diligent about keeping them wiped clean and constantly oiled.
Keep making sawdust.

Here is my mahogany duo

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#5 posted 09-18-2013 06:21 PM

Looks awesome! Here is a tip for the next one. It didn’t go together well because once you add material bigger than the kerf you made, the curves don’t line up exactly anymore.

Here is an instructable I did on how I make mine:


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#6 posted 09-18-2013 10:42 PM


The glue up as lumberjoe posted may be due to the profile changing upon adding the intermediate strip section.
You can glue the intermediate strip onto any of the sections and it will conform to that edge.

And for simplicity you could used the other section to clamp it up But do not apply any glue to that section yet.

Then unclamp it and re profile the second half with a fine pencil then alter the shape accordingly to match the “new” profile, do a dry fit up check and if its looking good then continue with the glue up.

Its a bit like the lanes in a multi lane highway.

Lane 1s outer profile will match lanes 2s inner profile but lane 3s inner profile will not match lane 1s outer profile.

Overall you have produced a great board it looks very good.

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 09-23-2013 02:13 PM

Good looking board! The wave makes a great accent to the simple design. Well done!

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