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Project by jcastle posted 2187 days ago 1398 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some 1×6 maple and walnut boards that had cupped a bit and had some oil stains from being stored improperly. They’ve been in my garage for probably about 5 years. About time I did something with them. I recently moved back home after living in Germany for a year and had inherited my fathers shop. I’m re-familiarizing myself with the tools and the shop so decided to build this simple project.
Cut Pieces:
Cut Pieces

Glue Up
Gluing up the strips of maple and walnut

Ready for planing
They don’t line up to well because they were cupped pretty bad so they didn’t cut evenly.

First Run vs 2.0
Made with the first run, thinner than the others because I didn’t turn the strips, and planed by hand

Grandfather's Plane
Thing is an old beast, and works really well. Though once I got my 12” electric planer ruinning, I cheated and used that.

Different Stages
3 boards after their first oiling. 1 Board drying after the grain was raised.</div>

Before / After Oil
The bottom board has just had it’s grain raised, then sanded down with 400. The top one has recieved its first coat of mineral oil.

-- John Castle - Johncastle.org





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 2187 days ago

looks very nice

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#2 posted 2187 days ago

very beautiful work

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Zuki

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#3 posted 2187 days ago

You make it look easy. Nice work

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YorkshireStewart

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#4 posted 2186 days ago

I really must find the time to do some of these.

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TedM

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#5 posted 2186 days ago

They look great!

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2186 days ago

Nice! I’m with Stewart….I keep saying I’m going to get around to doing some.

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motthunter

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#7 posted 2186 days ago

look good to me

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brianinpa

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#8 posted 2186 days ago

Very nice. Add my name to the list of jocks that need to make one of these.

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 2184 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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trifern

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#10 posted 2184 days ago

Nice looking boards. Thank you for sharing.

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#11 posted 2183 days ago

Welcome to LJs. Lots of good info and some pretty good people too. Have fun!!

Nice cutting boards. Thanks for sharing.

Gary

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#12 posted 2170 days ago

Wonderfull Job!!! I really like the detail in explaining the steps of the project!! I want to make some cutting boards for Christmas presents this year and you have given me some basic idea of the process in making one. Thanks and Good Luck in all of your future projects.
David

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