Patterns by McLeanVA #4: Pattern #3 with a Variation

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Blog entry by degoose posted 10-11-2010 08:39 AM 1826 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This be the third pattern in the series

And my variation on #3 just by rearranging the strips.

Remember these are still only dry fit..and wet to show the color and grain…

I have however done most of the glue ups.. actually all the glue ups and most of the sanding.. first on the drumsander then on the linisher belt and routed all the edges as well as the finger grip recesses…
I can’t wait to finish the final sanding with a ROS… maybe up to 240 grit and liberal doses of Mineral Oil…
Stay tuned for the next episode in the McLeanVA endgrain ZIGZAG cutting board challenge… well I am at least going back to where it all started so…. I am having a lot of fun… and I hope that maybe a few of you are inspired to at least try endgrain work…
Following shots show the strips separated prior to glue up… hope this helps you to envisage how this is done…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 09:06 AM

Another nice combinations. Suggestion… there is no harm in trying to combine the end grain from long grain. What are the possible outcome? I notice that your combinations were done on endgrains. Just a thought.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 02:27 PM

again the boards area great i like the pic’s very inspirational

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#3 posted 10-12-2010 01:02 AM

Nice boards, Larry.

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 01:33 AM

I’ll say it once again, gone is the simple glue up!! Nice boards!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 01:50 AM

It’s nice to see things come back full circle. Just so you know, I never left the start line but it’s been nice watching you and few others go around the track.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 07:04 PM

You keep on amazing me Larry, on and on again. You have quite the mind. Good to know that Aussie beer never hurt it. You’ve certainly made a fan out of me. If I ever hit the lotto, you’re on my first leg of places to visit.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 04:22 PM

Hey Larry;

I think the gaps in the last two pictures are too wide for a good dlue up! LOL



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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