Double Step ala SPalm #1: Dry fit.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 12-05-2010 10:56 PM 2726 reads 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Bless me Father for I have sinned..It has been 25 days since my last cutting board post..
As part of a Xmas order, I have started to make the illustrious Double Step by SPalm... thanks Steve.
I selected some timber to make this with… Tasmanian Blackwood, Silver Ash and Queensland Maple… then went over to the table saw to set the blade to 60 degrees… bugger can’t find my bevel box…
Oh well just have to take a wild stab and use one of the trivets I made that have 120 degree corners…actually not too bad… just half a degree out… a little fine adjustment and I am ready to cut the double bevel.
A bit of glue [titebond III] and I have some logs to cut…

Of course I did not read the entire blog.. just went ahead and glued all the bevels together in the same order… mistake…
I then had to re mill some more timber and glue the double bevels in the other order… Read Steve’s blog and you will understand…
Then off to the ChopSaw and setting the length of cut to 2 inches, cut all the triangles…
This board will end up being around 18 inches by 13 inches and 2 inches thick.
Now for some pics of the dry fit..

So now for the fun part.. glue up… and then a lot of sanding…stay tuned..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 11:28 PM

its a good thing santa doesnt have to look at this while he is driving the sleigh …he might not find all of his stops……gonna be a beauty larry…....grizz

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

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 12:14 AM

That’s going to be a monster!
Wow! You are the king of boards, Larry.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 12:21 AM

going to be a nice board
“It has been 25 days since my last cutting board post..” its been longer than that for me since i even cut anything in the shop
but that is a motivating picture you got there
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 12:34 AM

Even the king screws up every now and then.

Good luck with the glue-up. I had a bit of a time with it.
There are no square corners.
But you always seem to pull it off.
Maybe you know more swear words than I do.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 12:53 AM

I bet this board will have some serious depth to it. I would love to hear the glue up strategy used after you get this thing together.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#6 posted 12-06-2010 01:25 AM

Hefty cutting board Larry, what on the menu? Great looking timber combo looking forward to the finish.

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 01:26 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 12-06-2010 02:26 AM

At least you are making something. I am in the briar patch with my table saw, doing the long overdue dust control project, which will probably include a new guard and using the micro splitter from Incra. I will probably make the guard which will include dust control as well. This saw sits just beside the entry to the house from the garage. It was spewing dust out the front, sides and back. Oh well…....

That’s a cool cutting block, but it makes me whoozy to look at it too long…....or maybe it is the beer. I think I’ll try a different brand of beer and see if it still makes my head spin…........(-:

Have a good one…........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 12-06-2010 03:07 AM

Larry: Thie king of boards screws up. That should have been the heading.

But a great looking board.

2” thick, you could use it as a base to jack up your car.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 12-06-2010 03:26 AM

This design is terific…. triangles are the most versatile domino. I have to make one of this in a different method. You are always inspiring me to do something new… How thick is normally a cutting board? You made the above in 2 inches thick. Meaning I can only cut 5 out of 1 foot… including the kerf. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 12-06-2010 03:33 AM

I was looking to make that board. I held back since I did not find an easy way to glue all these triangles.

I am prety sure you will find an easy way.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 12-06-2010 05:48 AM

Looking good Larry.
Christmas is getting close and i”m only half way on my three chest…


-- Daniel -

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#13 posted 12-06-2010 03:01 PM

After my little experience gluing up small squares I got to admit…. triangles scare the crap out of me. Ohhhh I can hear the profanities flying now…

Of course this is a gravy train with biscuit wheels for you. That’s why your “Da Man” Larry! Looking forward to seeing more of this.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 12-06-2010 04:31 PM

Larry, that looks good.

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