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Project by ja6ke posted 05-08-2014 01:15 PM 1616 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of quick cutting boards, both on the smallish size. Mainly I wanted to play with fitting turned rods into holes. Getting a good fit was a bit of a challenge but I make plenty of mistakes so being able to fill holes is a good skill Rock maple, cherry from leftover boards and walnut from a log I had taking up space in the shop. I cut the thin stips of walnut end grain two ways. The short ones are from a log round but the longer ones I had to build up from 3/4” stock first, just couldn’t find a big enough log for those.

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#1 posted 05-08-2014 01:39 PM

Fun designs! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 04:29 PM

I have seen a lot of CB on this site and, as far as I can remember, I have not seen any like this before.

Good job and thanks for sharing your project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 11:27 PM

Very Nice Indeed! Thank For Posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 01:10 AM

Nice. How did you end up filling the gaps?

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 02:41 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

By gaps I meant after gluing up the maple for instance I had some imperfections and some gaps. I simply picked a big enough bit to drill out a hole that covered it and then made the rod to fit the hole. I did taper the rods slightly so they fit tight when pounded in.

You can see in the maple I missed part of an inclusion with the hole every so slightly….

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#6 posted 05-10-2014 07:53 AM

Very nice and different looking CB’s ! I used the same method with several wine tilts that I made this past Xmas, and yes, it took some patience to get the inlayed circles just right ! Once again thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration to make my first CB, nice job Jake.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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