1st Cutting Board

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Project by chuck24 posted 12-30-2009 03:57 AM 1841 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, I guess everyone on here has made one of these by now. Well here is my try at it. I just used some scrap walnut and maple from the christmas gifts this year. Started it yesturday and getting ready to add the salad bowl finish. Wait one on that I still have to round over the edges and then add the finish. Guess I will get to that tomorrow. Too much of a hurry to put it up here and see what yawl think. Well anyways here it is….. Next time it will have to be larger it is 8’’ x 12’’ x 1’’....

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#1 posted 12-30-2009 04:34 AM

I like it, especially the choice of wood and the arrangement of the grain.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 05:39 AM

This is a project to be proud of. Please don’t imply otherwise.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 12-30-2009 06:27 AM

I think it is amazing how the endgrain spacing is so closely matched in the two species. It adds a lot to your project…can’t wait to see the finished product : )

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#5 posted 12-30-2009 03:46 PM

I like to curve the ends…..see picture #3 of Ken’s boards
Strictly a matter of personal preference but I like the way it smooths out the ends and breaks up the square patter with an “unsquare” board. Either way you are well on your way to a very nice looking board.
I do agree, next time you should probably make it a bit larger. Not only length and width but also standard thickness is usually 1.25” to 1.5 inches…..if there is such a thing as a standard for a homemade project.
Keep making sawdust!

-- "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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#6 posted 12-30-2009 05:48 PM

Yeah my plan is today I am going to round the corners and round over the edges. I like how it curves all over as well.

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 02:21 AM

They look great, How far did you go on the sanding? I really like to go to 320 on the cutting side. 220 on the bottom. If you don’t once you start putting on the finish all the stuff we miss will pop out… Good luck keep it up! I do 7-10 coats of 50/50 salad bowl finish and mineral sprirts.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 01-01-2010 12:43 AM

I went up to 320 all over and have applied two coats so far. 400 in between each and then its all done. I am thinking I will apply as many coats as the wife will allow before she decides she is tired of waiting and wants to use it.

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