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Forum topic by lazyoakfarm posted 729 days ago 891 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lazyoakfarm

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729 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: walnut maple

I have some 4/4 rough hard maple and walnut but want to make my cutting boards 1 1/4 thick. is there anything wrong with laminating 2 boards together to get the desired thickness? Otherwise its a $500 order from Florida Southern or Hood in Jacksonville.


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jmos

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#1 posted 729 days ago

Cut 1 1/4” strips and flip them on edge to make either a long grain or an end grain board, no need to laminate. Just depends on how you cut the strips for each style of board.

-- John

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knotheadswoodshed

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#2 posted 729 days ago

cut your strips 1 1/4” wide, stand them on edge and glue

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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lazyoakfarm

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#3 posted 729 days ago

Thought of that, I should have stated that the design requires wider strips than the width of the 4/4 boards.

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jmos

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#4 posted 729 days ago

No problem, do your laminating there, in the design for the board (you can always plane down some of the strips to whatever thickness you need so when you glue them up you get whatever width you want.) It will look better than laminating the thickness of the board IMHO.

However, to directly answer your question, I don’t see why you couldn’t laminate in the ‘thickness’ of the board (glue up, say, two 3/4” thick boards before cutting into strips). I’d do it before cutting the strips and gluing the entire thing up to avoid any issues with expansion/contraction, but in principle it should work.

-- John

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lazyoakfarm

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#5 posted 729 days ago

Hmmm. Only some of the strips need to be wider than the 4/4 board. This could still work, I would just have to use 2 strips instead of one and cut it down to size. I will be attempting one of 3D cutting boards. I thought I had it in my favorites, but now discovered its not there. I was going to look at the actual cut list.

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lazyoakfarm

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#6 posted 729 days ago

Many thanks. I have a shop full of tool and I have done very little with them. I stay very busy, but I really need to start learning how to use them.

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Surfside

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#7 posted 729 days ago

What are the tools in your shop? And what do you think you can use to cut those strips?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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lazyoakfarm

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#8 posted 728 days ago

Tools. Yes Im a tool junkie.
The error I made is getting all these tools without being really really good at using any of them. Sure, I can build a house from the ground up and have several rental houses where I do all my own work, but furniture and cabinets are very different. I have so much respect for all of you that can actually come up with these projects. I found I can build just about anything from a plan. I have zero talent for coming up with a plan and it is very frustrating. I have been designing a plywood storage area for 6 months…

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 728 days ago

I should put some photo’s of the cutting board I made. Ok, cut your pieces to 2’ wide, then use glue and lots of clamps. You should wait 24 hours before you take the clamps off, remember that the cutting board is going to get wet, you do not want it falling apart. Once the glue-up is done, you can round the edges over with a round over router bit, and router. Put a food safe protection all around the cutting board, and then your done! MAKE SURE YOU DO A LOT OF SANDING!

Thanks
Aj

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Gerald Thompson

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#10 posted 728 days ago

Lazt;
I have been buying lumber @ Hood in Jacksonville one or two pieces at a time.

-- Jerry

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