Another Cutting Board

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Project by Al posted 01-02-2015 11:51 PM 14409 views 22 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 3rd attempt at a cutting board and the 1st one I sold. This one came out much better and I’m definitely much happier with the end result. I also included some pics of the process. I used my 3 fave woods: walnut, cherry and maple. So much sanding… My next purchase is a drum sander.


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#1 posted 01-03-2015 12:11 AM

Excellent! I have to look at the pic sideways to believe it’s 2d.

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 01:53 AM

Ah Tumbling blocks… one of my favorites… well done…

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 02:22 AM

Very well done! Beautiful!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 02:30 AM

Not just another cutting board, but a really nice cutting board! Thanks for sharing the process and the finished product.

Ellery Becnel

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 03:33 AM

Very nice! I need to try this one day

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 07:35 AM

Looks great!

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 09:48 AM

wow, great detail, its amazing.

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#8 posted 01-03-2015 12:26 PM

Great job! I have made, sold, and given away a number of these and they are always a big hit. One question though. After milling the three woods I glue them together as a three foot long piece and then cut into 1 1/2” sections. So far I have had only a couple give me problems due to slippage which creates a real bear of adjustments during assembly. I noticed that you cut all of the individual pieces and did your glue up one section at a time before final assembly. I can see where aligning the pieces would possibly be more positive. Was this the case?
Also fyi—I recently purchased a Supermax 19-38 drum sander primarily for help in my segmented turning. In working engrain cutting boards this machine is a God send!

Really nice work!

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#9 posted 01-03-2015 01:29 PM

very nice..thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 01-03-2015 03:06 PM

Thank you evryone for the support. It’s much appreciated.

Papamac: I did it individually because the YouTube video I watched did it that way. Your way sounds much better and I’ll definitely give that a shot next time. My only fear is that the column along with the sled would exceed the cutting height of my table saw, but I can easily try that out in advance. Thanks for the tip!

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#11 posted 01-03-2015 04:28 PM

Very nicely done.

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#12 posted 01-04-2015 12:24 AM

Very well done!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 01-04-2015 01:40 AM

thanks for the process pictures, I have wondered how those eye catching boards where made. maybe this winter????

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 01-04-2015 06:03 PM

To cut the sections off of the column I used my miter saw. A line drawn on the fence or table keeps each one about the same length. Or you could clamp a stop block. A point to keep in mind is as you cut them off be sure to number each in succession. During assembly minor differences aren’t noticed as much.

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#15 posted 01-05-2015 05:00 AM

Very Well done Al!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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