My largest chopping board yet. #5: Let the sanding begin.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 01-31-2012 12:30 PM 9700 reads 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: What does it weigh? Part 5 of My largest chopping board yet. series Part 6: Shipping to the USA? »

The board is all assembled, glued and out of the clamps for a day… off to the drum sander to true up both surfaces…[there is always a little slip] and bottom.

This is done slowly avoiding any burning of the endgrain.. which will require more sanding to remove..

Then begins the multi steps of Random Orbital Sanding… from 80 grit through 100, 120, 150 and 220. Lastly a burnish with 1500… optional.

Here we are after the first sanding with 80 grit… notice the vacuum attached…no dust…

I have sanded the sides and rolled the edges..

This close up showcases the tightness of the joins and why it is important to sand the glue joints prior to glue up…

After working through the grits the board will be flooded with Grapeseed Oil… drop by tomorrow and see how the grains and colours POP…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 12:34 PM

very nice Larry, always like seeing your work, wish I had met you while I lived down under.

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 12:47 PM

Looking good Larry, you certainly put a lot of work into these master pieces. Look forward to tomorrows episode.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 12:48 PM

These details show fols why these boards cost what they do. The surprise is that they don’t cost more.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 01:22 PM

Very nice , Larry. looking forward to the next pics : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 01:40 PM

nice board should look cool with the finish in it

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 02:10 PM

i rarely come to this section of LJ’s..glad I did today..I like the way you are orienting the grain..this is going to be an eye-popper!

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 02:12 PM

I can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 01-31-2012 02:19 PM

Good job, Larry


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 01-31-2012 02:33 PM

Another great looking board Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-31-2012 02:34 PM

I can’t wait to see what it looks like with finish. It looks great already!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#11 posted 01-31-2012 02:56 PM

I likes this one a lot. all u make are awesome Larry

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

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#12 posted 01-31-2012 03:35 PM

Very nice as always larry

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

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#13 posted 01-31-2012 04:13 PM

Larry: Some nice details from a master. Great job on the blog and the build.

-- 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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#14 posted 01-31-2012 05:15 PM

Larry, have you ever thought of including a little collection of photos of the build with your boards? People could get some idea of the process and difficulty of making them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#15 posted 01-31-2012 05:51 PM

Beautiful board, Larry.

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