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This one turned out real nice. made of walnut and silver beech (false beech), glued with titebond II, finished with 2 coats of warm tung oil.
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#1 posted 08-28-2008 01:27 AM
Very Nice! I really like the mellow color of the Beech.
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#2 posted 08-28-2008 02:49 AM
i really like this…I may have to borrow this design…!!!
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#3 posted 08-28-2008 02:59 AM
Very nice board
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#4 posted 08-28-2008 03:04 AM
A great looking board. Not overpowering but very bold
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#5 posted 08-28-2008 03:08 AM
Very cool design. Thanks for sharing.
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#6 posted 08-28-2008 05:07 AM
Sweet. At first I thought, `poor guy, look what happened to his chessboard.’ JKThat’s a design to be borrowed. ;-P
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#7 posted 08-28-2008 05:08 AM
sweet board !! what size is it ?
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#8 posted 08-28-2008 05:19 AM
Thanks for all your comments. as for those who wish to borrow the design, its really simple. glue together strips of the same thickness and in the end glue one half width. as for the size, this one is quite small – 11”x9”. word of caution – sanding walnut endgrain is really tedious work.
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#9 posted 08-28-2008 06:13 AM
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#10 posted 08-28-2008 10:20 AM
just finished my first cutting board from scrap. Not even as close to as nice as yours. Yours shows great attention to detail, Mine was just lots of cutting & I got bored . . .
#11 posted 08-28-2008 11:38 AM
the cutting is the easy part on this one, although (like any cutting board) it requires very precise cutting. the sanding, on the other hand, is the really exciting part! 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 240, 320, 400, 600 grit
#12 posted 08-28-2008 01:09 PM
I admit it, I am a hack, a butcher a bodger and a cad. I went 80, 150, 220, oil, knife, dinner. I wasn’t happy with the layout, so I called it a prototype.
Yours has a 3D luminescence to it, assisted by the exacting layout.
I can’t stop staring at it . . .
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#13 posted 08-28-2008 04:25 PM
I can’t help to note that you said warm tung oil. Does that help it to absorb into the wood? And is tong oil exceptable to use on a cutting board? Nice project.
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#14 posted 08-28-2008 09:34 PM
Thanks for the post
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#15 posted 08-28-2008 09:36 PM
Far too good to cut meat and vegatables on! otherwise beautiful ! My eyes are going a bit squiggly.Alistair
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