Cutting board by order

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 09-18-2013 07:05 PM 1415 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!
This is the first cutting board I make by order. I had some freedom in the design and choice of wood. Just some tips were specifically asked.
Most of the wood is algarrobo. Separators are Lapacho and cedar the sides.
To Reinforce the union sides with glue and some small dowels of 3 mm. Everything else is just stuck with glue.
It was not easy jigsaw figures originally working as an inch in thickness, and algarrobo is hardwood.
A while ago bought a second-hand router mainly had in mind to use it as I saw several on LJ. So I made a lateral support system, a tray slide which ran the router …. and use it as a planer. Really valuable investment and am very happy with it. Thereby achieving a uniform thickness bonded timber.
Sanding to 240 and finished with beeswax.
The system handles it with old horseshoes, I did not like but was a specific request. As wil not bet on there and also make more space needed to store the board.
Thanks for looking!
Greeting for all.

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

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 07:14 PM

Hola Gerardo. Buenísima la tabla, muy original. Lo del sistema de router y guías para cepillarla es un proceso lento pero da buenos resultados, además podés cepillar el ancho que quieras!
Respecto de las herraduras, coincido con vos: no me gustan… jajaja.
Un abrazo.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 07:17 PM

Nice job ! Actually, the horseshoes are not bad ! Is Lapacho also a hardwood ?

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 07:43 PM

That’s really nice! The grain patterns in those woods are eye catching. How did you make the cut outs for the horse? A scroll saw?

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

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 07:59 PM

Nice work…

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#5 posted 09-18-2013 08:15 PM

Nice job. Great looking wood also.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 09-18-2013 09:53 PM

I really like this project ! Very nice looking timbers and quite a clever design. Love the Horse !
Very creative work and finnished well.. I like the Horse shoes as well makes it really interesting well done Gerardo…

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#7 posted 09-18-2013 10:46 PM

Very nice build and I also like the horseshoes.

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#8 posted 09-19-2013 04:26 AM

Looks great!

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#9 posted 09-19-2013 07:51 AM

Great job. I really like the horse cut out and the horse shoe handles

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#10 posted 09-19-2013 01:31 PM

Thanks guys for the comments.
SI Martin…el tema del cepillado es todo un problema. Los filos y regulado de las cepilladoras se que no es nada sencillo. Tambien hay que aclarar que si vas con una tabla de 30 cm de ancho no es facil conseguir una maquina que alcance a pasar. Por todo ello me decidio el router. Lo tenia en la mira hace tiempo, y me salio uno de segunda mano, asi que aproveche!
Yes Dwight, Lapacho is hardwood.
Yes Jim, I have a scroll saw. B & D BT1650. The buy some time and use primarily to achieve a straight cut. Wood is a challenge of an inch. But perhaps best this, that those who have the soft wood and hard streaks.
Well … it seems that everyone likes the look of the horseshoes. But the question is: how to grab the wood so reliable and will last over time and use?
Greetings to all from Argentina!

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

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