Kitchen shelves #4: Using remnants

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 12-19-2016 03:14 AM 1153 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Trimmed Part 4 of Kitchen shelves series Part 5: Glued up »

My neice is using a butcher block countertop she purchased from Menards, (a midwest based big box bldg supply).
I took some of the cut-offs and thought I would make cutting boards from them.

I’ve never made cutting boards before. These scrap pieces are sanded on two sides so it saves a bit of preliminary work. I cut up the first piece of scrap and laid it out. I flipped every other piece to offset the natural bend.

I used Tite-bond III. I have enough clamps but apparently I don’t have enough cauls. I improvised with some scrap oak. We’ll see how it turns out after the clamps are off.

These will be end grain cutting boards. I’ll have to do some research. I know they can be troublesome to plane. I may just use a belt-sander. More to follow.


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#1 posted 12-19-2016 01:06 PM

This is a gr8 answer to anyone who asks us, “why do you have so many clamps?” LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Chris Cook

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#2 posted 12-21-2016 03:33 AM

HA! I’ve done that kind of glue up before. Every clamp in the shop and anything that looks like a clamp!

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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