My first attempt at the sinister cutting board

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Project by JimRochester posted 02-22-2015 05:24 PM 2697 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fortunately the photo doesn’t show just how badly I FUBAR’d this project. I was able to salvage it and get a presentable piece but have a WHOLE bunch of filler in it. The guidelines I read suggested using a couple of 48” pieces. I had some 42’s and ended up with a 14” x 18” board. That part was fine. Where I ran into trouble was trying to machine the 42” pieces. They were just very cumbersome and difficult to try and keep square. It was also difficult keeping the notch perfectly square which is essential. That’s where you end up with gaps during the final glue up. I’ll make some more but I’ll use some 24” pieces. There will be a bit more waste but much more manageable to maneuver.

This is shown with a quick coat of mineral oil. I’ll probably put another couple coats with beeswax or maybe some wiping varnish. I have 1/8 round overs on all corners and a cove for finger grooves. I have some feet to install but I’ll wait until I’m done with the finish

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#1 posted 02-22-2015 06:51 PM

looks great this one has been on my to do list for a while

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#2 posted 02-22-2015 11:14 PM

I like it. Good wood combo.
Not an easy board. Well done.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 02:44 AM

Looks good and looks like a pain in the butt, can’t tell any mistakes from the pics, but like pics and my work, they don’t always show but I sure can spot them haha

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 02:11 PM

I think it looks great.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 05:32 PM

Well, for what it’s worth, I cant see in these pictures where you FUBAR’d. Looks pretty dang nice to me.

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