1st and 2nd cutting boards

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Project by Al posted 11-28-2014 05:09 PM 2472 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st pic is the 1st board I ever made. I made it as a prize for a chili cook off at work. The 2nd one is the one I made after my wife got pissed that the 1st one wasn’t for her.

Getting exactly 60 degree cuts proved to be VERY challenging on my Ryobi portable contractor saw. Both boards caused me to so a lot of sanding of each individual piece. I was off as much as 0.5 degrees on some pieces. That led to an almost 3 degree gap when 6 points came together. Lots of elbow grease got the job done though.

Both are made from walnut, maple and cherry.

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 05:42 PM

Good tools are a great help for sure but the proportions of design makes the art

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 09:35 PM

Love making these great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-28-2014 11:45 PM

Thanks Ken.

-- -- I don't learn anything if you only give praise.... but that's nice too :)

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 02:21 AM

I only got a bamboo store bought cutting board for winning the chili cook off at my old job

-- Jiggles, Huntsville (Prison City), Texas

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#5 posted 12-01-2014 05:23 PM

Very nice looking boards.

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 01:54 AM

SO much fun learning how to make a really good cutting board….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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