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Project by Picken5 posted 10-01-2013 03:59 AM 2978 views 20 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted to try building one of those cutting boards with the curved inside sections – so I did. Of course, mine was simpler than other designs as this only has one curved section inside it. I would have done more, but this was also to be a gift for someone and my deadline was getting too close to risk doing another section. This one was tricky enough given my limited equipment and experience. The materials are curly maple, walnut, makore, purple heart, and sycamore. The curved center “line” is made from laminates of maple, cherry & rosewood.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb





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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 04:18 AM

Very pretty. Love the curved line.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 04:31 AM

Very nice, I really like the design.
Mike

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 04:54 AM

Nicely done. I don’t think I could carve on that beauty…......................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 12:39 PM

Really great work

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

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 01:18 PM

Simple doesn’t always mean not nice, it looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 02:54 PM

I love this board! It is gorgeous! I have a question for you: I’ve always heard that end grain to long grain glue joints are weak and I’ve always been too worried to do one. How did you glue it up?

-- Logan www.NewmanSpecials.com

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#7 posted 10-01-2013 05:40 PM

I really like your board – well designed and the finish really stands out.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Picken5

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#8 posted 10-01-2013 06:53 PM

Logan — I’ve heard the same about end grain glue joints. I’ve built about 20 of these with the same type ends and never had one break. I just use plenty of Tite-Bond and make sure I’ve covered every bit of the joint surfaces. My guess is that the longer than usual surface of the end grain helps quite a bit. I’ve read that you can pre-seal the end grain by coating with glue and letting it dry. The idea is to seal up the end grain so the glue doesn’t just soak in. Then glue it up normally — i.e. apply glue to both surfaces of the joint. (I only recall doing that once — and that board was fine, too.) While I’m not an expert by any means, I’m also guessing that end grain soaking up glue is less of an issue in closed-grain hardwoods as opposed to open-grain hardwoods.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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Joe Weaver

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#9 posted 10-01-2013 08:10 PM

beautiful board

-- Joe, Ga

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#10 posted 10-01-2013 08:46 PM

A real beauty…. Love the design…..

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

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maplerock

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#11 posted 10-01-2013 09:02 PM

I think the curved lines is a fad. They’re OK… but your work is splendid with or without the curve. I don’t think it adds or detracts from your fine work. I know it adds several steps and considerable time though.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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prospector45

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#12 posted 10-01-2013 11:43 PM

The curve line flows very smoothly. Adds lots of style to the board. People always want to know how you accomplished such a feat. Usually very carefully. Nice work.

-- Skilled craftsman are not cheap, cheap craftsman are not skilled. Bert, Wooster

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LoganN

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#13 posted 10-02-2013 12:16 AM

Picken5 – Thanks for the feedback and idea! Now I might take the plunge and try it out on mine! Thanks again!

-- Logan www.NewmanSpecials.com

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JReed3

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#14 posted 10-02-2013 12:37 PM

Did you use Tite Bond on the curved section? I’ve been reading on laminations and most people use something such as Unibond 800. However this product has formelihide in it which is not good for a cutting board.

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#15 posted 10-02-2013 02:01 PM

I think it is far from simple. You created a wonderful CB. Nice wood combination and design.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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