150 [Cutting] Boards by the end of September. #3: Day 3

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Blog entry by degoose posted 08-04-2009 12:01 AM 4876 reads 2 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well another day… not much done… still recuperating…cleaned up the small spot of blood on the saw.. lol

I did however do some things that were slightly constructive..
My good friend Col came over with some of his creations..boxes and boards [cutting type] that needed to be passed through my 16/32 drum sander, sure makes light work of flattening and smoothing a cutting board .. especially endgrain.. and safer too.,
Another friend and LJer Ken rang looking for a small amount of PH for accents on his Lazy Kens LOL.
Cut and dressed two bits 21 ” long 2” by 6” and Col and I drove down to Kens workshop.
It has to be in the best location for a workshop…right on the marina ,, he used to live on a boat at the marina just a few short steps from the workshop… he lost the boat in a poker game… no just kidding wife got it in the settlement … although I think he would have rather lost it in a poker game.. lmao.
In return for the ph which he prizes highly… he gave us some Camphor Laurel.. very highly figured and lots of colour. In addition to the several very wide boards I got a lot of narrower boards and all the small off cuts from the wishing wells he makes.. he needed the room to sort out all the many pieces that go into make a wishing well..

The larger boards.. all 1” thick and dressed already. Longest is 48” widest is 16”

These boards are also 1’ thick up to 36” long but not as wide LOL

These four boxes are the off cuts… although he could have used them eventually he had no room.

And Now the moment you have all been waiting for… these boards are not exactly finished so I wet them to bring out the grain and color so that I could at least let you all have a peak of #2 thru #7 of the 150 I am still attempting.

One is a an endgrain butcher block made from what was left after I cut the 60 degree bevel rip cuts for the endgrain tumbling block design block.. not shown,, not finished yet. will be in the next 5 or 6 pics.
The solid PH and the solid SA are both tumbling block long grain design..the other 3 are a slight variation on the tumbling block theme… with an extra diamond separating the cubes

Thanks goes to Moshel for directing me to a wonderful mathematics site for inspiration,

All these boards [ except the PH and the EGBB ] are to be edged so will post a finished pic soonest.
Thanks to all who expressed concern and to all who care enough to follow my ramblings.
Larry the bored guy. LOL

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 12:04 AM

Holy Guacamole!!!

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 12:04 AM


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#3 posted 08-04-2009 12:07 AM

That is some nice lumber. And the boards are cool too.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 12:09 AM

looks like you are bouncing along
the beauty board way !

toto must be very happy .

-- 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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#5 posted 08-04-2009 12:10 AM

take a picture of your cut finger !

take a picture of your cut finger !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 12:24 AM

Here some pics for Dan

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#7 posted 08-04-2009 12:28 AM

Man you really buggered that puppy up!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#8 posted 08-04-2009 12:36 AM

Good to see you in such good spirits or is that in good spirits. Anyways it’s great your noggin is still in working order. Take care and take your time to heal up OK? m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 08-04-2009 12:47 AM

ouch that hurts hust looking at it from here
i have been meaning to ask you
how are you gluing up your tumbling blocks ?
last 1 i did was 1 piece at a time took for ever

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 12:58 AM

ouch !! it hurts to look at it !!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 01:07 AM

I place two cleats…clamped with spring clamps to a bit of ply.. at 90 degrees and lay each piece in from that corner ,, yes takes a little time but works for me… wait till you see the little ones… just over 1/2” stock and lots of them lol with practice it get easier and faster.,.
then I use cauls on the other two adjacent sides and clamp up.. removing the spring clamp and taking the board off the ply to stop it sticking.
Hope that helps.
When time permits I will do some more tutorials re the different types of boards

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 08-04-2009 01:09 AM

well first things first..the wood…..the boards are fantastic..plays with your mind…..dont know if i could do anything but stare at it…...and now second..the finger…that one is an ouch… picture could be some burger in one hand next to the finger….lol…..keep on truckin…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 08-04-2009 01:17 AM

Dan you had to ask, Larry put the band aid back on and don’t sell that board as bloodwood. Larry its nice to see your back in the saddle again. Blkcherry

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 02:21 AM

That looks painful !!

Since I’ve been working in the operating room, we’ve had three table saw amputations come to surgery. One was my dad! He lost half of his pointer finger and the middle finger just below the fingernail. The middle finger reattached fine, but the pointer never healed and he lost it anyway. Now, when he says “I’ll give you two good reasons why” and holds up his fingers, I say, ” Uh, dad, that’s only one and a half ” LOL He doesn’t think it’s funny.

Awesome wood trade, beautiful grain!! Awesome boards, you’re my board hero!! And lucky you still have most all of your thumb…Be careful!!


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#15 posted 08-04-2009 02:31 AM

WOW, good looking lumber and boards, not a good looking thumb.

-- Smitty!!!

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