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Project by BusterB posted 11-12-2013 01:37 AM 1038 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to make some cutting boards for various folks for Christmas. In an effort to expand my skills, I tried a few new combinations. Thought it was funny that my buddy whitebeast posted some beautiful boards last night and I had done one simular. Well you know what they say about great minds and all that…lol Not sure that applies in this case. Both boards are walnut and white oak. I sanded into the sap wood on one and it sort of ruined the effect some. Since it was a larger board, I cut the finger slots to make lifting it easier. The checkerboard one was coming along very nicely but one of the pieces of white oak cracked during the final cutting and glue-up. Decided to scrap the idea of using it as a cutting board and will convert it to a lazy susan for the center of the mother-in-laws dining room table. Speaking of the in-laws, the father-in-law gave me a big ol block of wood he has had sitting in his basement for about 30 years. Based on the weight, believe it is probably poplar but should be able to tell as I start sanding on it. Decided to turn it into a end table to sit beside his favorite chair…stay tuned.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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BurninBush

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 01:40 AM

Looks good

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!! https://m.facebook.com/BurninBushPyrography

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 02:55 AM

Great job buddy. Love the checker board pattern

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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larryw

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 02:56 AM

Beautiful cutting board, I really like the wood combo.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 03:00 AM

Good job, Buster!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 03:21 AM

Burninbush- Thanks buddy.

Hoss- was fun to make…well right up until it cracked…lol Thanks buddy

Larry- Thank you sir. Maple would have been better but all I had was the white oak to contrast the walnut. Once it was together and the first coat of oil was on… have to admit I really liked the grain.

Jim- Thank you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 11-12-2013 05:02 AM

Buster, those finger slots are great, why didn’t I think of that. Great boards, rotating or not.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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CFrye

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 05:37 AM

Great job Buster! Turn the striped one so the walnut is on the bottom and it looks like waves rolling on to the beach at sunset! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 08:58 AM

Nice Board Buster
I would have cheated and glued the bit back :)
But I’m a “Lazy Jamie”.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BusterB

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#9 posted 11-12-2013 01:55 PM

Dave- Thanks buddy. Was much simplier than I had first thought it was gonna be.

Candy- Interesting thought. Wonder what I should call that effect??? had thought water boarding but think someone is already using that name…lol Thanks friend

Jamie- Dont think I didnt considered glue…lol But how can I ever achieve guru status if I cheat??? Also, really scares me to think where you mounted your swivel base…rofl Thank you for the comments buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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CFrye

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#10 posted 11-12-2013 02:07 PM

Buster, yeah, completely different vibe from water boarding. And IF you ‘cheat’ and no one spots it THAT IS guru status!

-- God bless, Candy

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bluekingfisher

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#11 posted 11-12-2013 02:41 PM

Good work B. very nice

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 11-12-2013 02:42 PM

Buster if thats your chess board? It looks as if someone
is bumping off the players or are they on the Bench? LoL

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 11-12-2013 04:04 PM

Buster, you did a fantastic job on those cutting boards. I have never made one but I can imagine it is a time consuming endeavor.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Carbide

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#14 posted 11-12-2013 08:00 PM

Great job! I don’t think anyone would have noticed the sap wood if you had not said anything. Only you would have known it was there.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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BusterB

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#15 posted 11-12-2013 08:29 PM

Candy- Ahhhhh I see now….lol I will have to work on my “creative” repair.

Dubba- Thanks buddy. You pull the trigger on that new TS yet?

Jamie- Ahhh crud, I knew something was missing….cant get anything past you my friend…lol

L2L- For a fellow who built a knock down storage cabinet for his wood lathe in 28 minutes flat (hear it was a new land speed record)...these would be no problem for you Lee. Just be warned, they are slightly addictive.

Carbide- You may have a point buddy. I saw a article in one of the woodworking magazines warning about pointing out defects that no one else would notice…I think I get it now. Thanks a bunch

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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