Original Idea for Christmas

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Project by Kevin posted 12-22-2008 05:27 PM 2861 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, maybe it was not my original idea, but I’m sure someone thought of it first.

Walnut, Maple, and Red Oak.

Finished the Woodwhisperer method.

Did you all realize ahead of time how much time it takes to make this style. I thought I had allotted enough, but I was wrong.

We had our Christmas early this year with my family and the cutting boards were a huge success.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#1 posted 12-22-2008 05:40 PM

I forgot to mention that I brought in one of the cutting boards to our local woodworkers guild meeting and they liked it enough that they want me to do a presentation on how to make them for our January meeting.

Any tricks of the trade out there that I should tell them about?

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#2 posted 12-22-2008 05:52 PM

Jeepers, that is a lot of work. Very nice, I like your wood/color selection.

As I am sure you are aware, I would recommend to practice the glue up. It all has to go tegether at once.

I used a sliding crosscut table to cut my squares. I clamped a stop block a bit to long, and then kept adding a masking tape shim until the squares were the exact length. I cut both rip and crosscut of the squares this way, always keeping the same corner of the square at the stop block. I was really fun once this was set up.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-22-2008 06:37 PM

LOL. Ya’ made me snort when I saw the title. Nice boards, I have not made any in this style yet, I like them , but I thought they would take too much time ( I wanted to sell them, not give them away). Someday when I can take a breather from trying to scratch out a living I plan on trying my hand at some like these. I’m sure the were well recieved by your gift list.


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#4 posted 12-22-2008 06:46 PM

Nicely done, I’m sure they are worth the time you put in.

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#5 posted 12-22-2008 06:47 PM


I didn’t have a crosscut sled until this project. I do now. That is the only way to do it as far as I am concerned.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#6 posted 12-22-2008 07:42 PM

Nice cutting boards.
I count 16 clamps on the glue up picture , nice to have so many clamps.
I used only 5 on my board :
and 3 of them were borrowed.

-- Not my woodworking

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#7 posted 12-22-2008 07:51 PM

Three Bessey clamps on bottom and then a boat load of cheap Harbor Freight clamps. I’ve found that the 6” and 12” can apply decent clamping pressure. We tried to make it look like a clamping nightmare. Makes it easier to justify more clamp purchases to the “boss”.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#8 posted 12-22-2008 11:39 PM

Nice job Kevin…they look great. I hope your presentation goes well.

Thanks for posting them.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 12-23-2008 12:41 AM

OK if my wife see’s this I am going to hurt you… just kidding this is nice

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#10 posted 10-25-2017 12:43 PM

This is a very nice board and I love the wood and pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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