Sandwich Boards

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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 08-07-2013 03:05 AM 1909 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the middle of all the negative comments I got from posting something on Reddit, some guy commented with “You should make sandwich boards.” I thought I’d give it a shot. I had a nice 20” long piece of maple sitting around already planed and ready to go. I cut four 5/8” strips from it. Then cut three 1/4” pieces of bloodwood and two 1/4” pieces of purpleheart. I glued up the alternating bloodwood and purpleheart and let it set up overnight (for no other reason than being tired). When I got home from work I glued it all together…. waited a couple hours, planed it down a little, sanded, trimmed corners, sanded some more, and then finished with mineral oil and wax.

Wicked easy project and cute too!



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#1 posted 08-07-2013 03:40 AM

Cool idea,they look great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-07-2013 06:33 AM

very nice,as all your boards are!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 08-07-2013 07:13 AM


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 08:22 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-07-2013 09:40 AM

Very nice looking boards

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 08-07-2013 11:41 AM

Thanks! You’re all so nice. Great project to make while my kids are sleeping as it didn’t take too long to make.


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#7 posted 08-07-2013 02:52 PM

love them. what size are they? thanks

-- wiser1934, new york

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#8 posted 08-07-2013 03:28 PM

Nice job! And don’t worry about those negative comments on reddit. Most are just trying to get karma for having a smartass remark, instead of actually trying to give constructive criticism. Its the nature of the beast over there I guess.

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#9 posted 08-07-2013 04:01 PM

They’re approximately 10” x 6” x 1/2”

It didn’t take me long to figure out who was who on reddit, who was just there just to get karma and who actually cares about the projects people post.


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#10 posted 08-07-2013 05:41 PM

What did you use to trim the corners?

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#11 posted 08-07-2013 05:43 PM

I used a band saw and then sanded down with the spindle sander.


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#12 posted 08-07-2013 07:57 PM

I really want to make some of these now


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#13 posted 08-07-2013 11:08 PM

Stellar job on the sandwich boards …...They will work good, especially for those “dagwoods” you make…..That’s the kind I like…..a 3 or 4 layer wich….....!!!!!!!!!!

By the by:......Is Reddit another woodworking forum…? Never heard of it…...

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#14 posted 08-08-2013 12:17 AM

Reddit is a link aggregation website that has some specific content. There is a woodworking section, however it is the polar opposite of this site. I do visit there, but I have never actually learned anything.

I’m pretty sure it’s geared toward the MUCH younger (high school aged) crowd judging buy the knowledge, topics, and demeanor of the average user.


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#15 posted 08-08-2013 01:36 AM

Thanks. I’ve never had a dagwood. I’m from Maine, we eat italian sandwiches which have nothing about them. Ham, Cheese, tomato, onions, green peppers, pickles, veg. oil, salt and pepper. Yummy.


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