The End of the Freestyle Build + Recap....

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Project by JL7 posted 11-24-2013 07:16 PM 3339 views 34 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last of the 11 boards I built in this project. It is the “leftovers” board. Just took everything I had cut and put this together… leftover blocks. The border is unique….I glued together a bunch of the leftovers from the rip cuts and built the plank in Photo 5. I was pretty happy with the results and managed to route the edges with no tear-out….

Here’s a little re-cap on the overall project:

- 11 boards built (photo 6)
- Roughly 700 individual blocks (blocks are built from 2 pieces of 3/4” stock and finished size is ~1.5” x 2” x 1.25” thick)
- Average board is made up of 63 individual blocks.
- Primary woods are Hard Maple, Cherry and Walnut
- Secondary woods are Purlpheart, Padauk, Yellowheart, Wenge, Lacewood, Tigerwood, Cocobolo and Sepele
- Build time: on and off for 7 weeks.
- WAY too much sanding…...
- About a quart of Titebond III

The shape library is now extinct:

Some building tips HERE

I really appreciate all the comments you folks have left along the way here. All the inspiration to build stuff like this was found here on LJ’s from all of you…..

Thanks for looking…...

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 07:19 PM

You have done great things with these boards.

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 08:06 PM

Glad that I was responsible for a tad bit of inspiration. (very little, I’m sure!)
Although, you do realize that I will be taking full credit!!! ;^)

Great boards and thanks for taking us on the journey!!!

Carry on…..

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 08:09 PM

you sure done good jeff

all these boards are fantastic
and your builds are very clear

thanks for them

i do like this ‘scrap’ one the best

keep ‘em coming

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 08:26 PM

Thanks Shane....

Randy – you get full credit….that laminated beam build was truly inspirational! And as a side note – there is a miracle taking place as I speak, the Vikings are beating Green Bay 23-7 in the 4th…..

Hey David – I like the scrap builds too…..sometimes a little extra work, but they always turn out unique…..thanks.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 08:26 PM

Hi Jeff. You’ve done a terrific work during the last seven weeks. Wasnt unable to comment but I’m in the road again.
So the blog on how to build this last one will start : You’ll need first to build 10 fancy boards. OMG.
The blog progress were great.and indeed creative. Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 11-24-2013 08:29 PM

Hey Fernando – thanks for stopping by! I’m patiently waiting to see what you’ve been building…...appreciate the comments!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#7 posted 11-24-2013 09:02 PM

Way too cool…on prep and finished products,nice.

-- we stand behind our work but never under it...(love seeing the look in customers eyes when they hear it)

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#8 posted 11-24-2013 10:16 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 11-24-2013 10:53 PM

WOW! Amazing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 12:51 AM

Jeff, You are the CB man! These are all inspired and unique but the last one is my favorite. I am envious of your ability to ‘visualize’ these creations.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 11-25-2013 01:00 AM

Beautiful. These are well beyond my comprehension. I do love them

-- Ron Campbell

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 01:02 AM

The first photo and the top row the piece on the far right is just fascinating. How was that cut

-- Ron Campbell

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#13 posted 11-25-2013 01:17 AM

awesome boards Jeff , and happy thanksgiving

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 11-25-2013 01:28 AM

Thanks folks…..much appreciated…...

Andy - still have some cut-offs with you name on them….if you want them…..thanks.

Ronald - I think you are reffering to the Yin-Yang shape…..there is some more info HERE

Eddie – Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend…...thanks for stopping….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 11-25-2013 01:45 AM

You are the new king of cuttin boards.
Now what are you going to do with all these boards?
oh no

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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