New cutting board (second ever)

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Project by Benjammin611 posted 02-07-2016 06:53 PM 944 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one has golden ratio rectangles and is made from Cherry and White Oak. I made this one for my brother in law to his specifications.

The glue up went absolutely HORRIBLE which made me go out and buy some new pipe clamps which should help in eliminating that problem! I had to plane it and then spend a couple hours sanding to get this fixed up, never again!

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 08:40 PM

Came out nice. Good clamps are a must. The funny thing is, it doesn’t matter how many you have, you’re always one short.

Be careful planning end grain. There re plenty of people on LJ’s that does it, but it comes with a warning. Even if it goes well and doesn’t screw up the board, it is very hard on planer knives. If you try to take off too much expect to have an implosion of the board and some bent knives.

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

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 09:01 PM

Thx Jim, I learned that the hard way LMAO! At first, loud clunking noises and I shut it off, then took multiple passes and only leveling it 1/128th” at a time and it worked fine for the most part, even though I wouldn’t recommend repeating what I did!

My planer Warranty covers wear and tear on everything even blades for 4 years so that’s the ONLY reason I took the risk.

Hardwood is really expensive these days!

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#3 posted 02-08-2016 11:43 PM

Nice combination,looks good to me.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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