Cutting Board #3

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Project by Jeff Farquhar posted 11-13-2015 12:50 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cutting board out of a few cheap bed posts that my neighbor was throwing away. I planed the legs down to about 3” square and glued them together. Once I cut the legs, it looked as if it had three 1” X 3” pieces of wood joined together to form the leg. I alternated the grain direction of each leg to make it visually interesting. After the cutting board was assembled and dry, I traced a picture of a bear onto the board and routed out the pattern with several different bits. I then mixed epoxy with black paint and filled in the cut out pattern. I sanded it all down and finished it off with bees wax.

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#1 posted 11-13-2015 12:57 PM

Nice router work on the bear

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 01:22 PM

nice job, way to repurpose

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 01:42 PM

Very cool trick. I thought for sure that you used a CNC machine with a wood inlay.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 01:44 PM

Nice work on routing out the bear pattern. You are much better in controlling a hand held router than I am.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 11:14 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone. Routing out the bear shape turned out a lot better than I expected it would. I used the smallest router bit I had (1/16” I think) for most of the edges and chiseled out what I couldn’t get to.

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