Cutting Board

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Project by Tumerboy posted 05-02-2014 03:11 PM 1808 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this up last night. Maple, Padauk, Wenge. 9”x13”

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#2 posted 05-02-2014 05:44 PM

Beautiful board.

Is the accent an inlay, or is the maple butt joined to the accent?

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#3 posted 05-02-2014 06:04 PM

Great work, did you reinforce the end joint in any way? I would like to show my students this design and am sure that that question will come up. Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 05-02-2014 06:26 PM

Thanks guys. No, I didn’t reinforce the joint. It’s a cutting board, and so I don’t expect it to be under a lot of stress. Titebond III seems to be holding it well.

I’d be honored to have someone showing my design to their class.

The design was funny. I’d had this idea in my head for a bit for a cutting board with a very thin stripe across the grain of the board. When I actually got to making it, it turned into a much thicker stripe, and once I had it all glued up, I thought I’d made a terrible mistake. But then once it was all trimmed, and sanded, I liked it again. Funny how our brains work.

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#5 posted 05-02-2014 11:20 PM

The colors are striking. Are you concerned about the cross grain causing any issues over time?

-- Art

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#6 posted 05-02-2014 11:23 PM

Ya, it probably will. I’m still new to this, so it didn’t occur to me until it was already glued up.

Oh well, part of the process I suppose.

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#7 posted 05-03-2014 10:44 AM

very nice board, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#8 posted 05-03-2014 11:04 AM

Love the color contrast. Looks great you need to make a wine holder to match!

-- "The difficult I can do right away. .....the impossible will take a little longer! "

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#9 posted 05-03-2014 03:12 PM

It is a beautiful piece, but I am afraid that this is going to be a learning piece in more ways than one.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#10 posted 05-04-2014 06:06 PM

a beauty. terrific color and contrast

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

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#11 posted 05-04-2014 06:12 PM

Thanks all.
I think all that can be done at this point is to enjoy it until there is a problem.

And Sausage King, I took you up on your advice and have a matching wine tilt in the clamps right now. Thanks!

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#12 posted 05-04-2014 07:12 PM

Remember…it ain’t a mistake if you can fix it!! Colors are really nice!

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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