Christmas is coming--oh no, more boards!

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Project by rowdy posted 10-17-2010 09:12 PM 3176 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made several DeGoose/Porosky design cutting boards for gifts and they all have received a lot of nice comments. Thanks guys for allowing me to use your creativity with this design. So Christmas is coming and it is time to think about gifts again—so what else comes to mind—DeGoose/Porosky, of course. The first four boards are cherry and walnut with box elder strips. The other two are cherry and ash with walnut strips. Boards are about 9×13.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 09:23 PM

Lovely, lovely. You guys and these boards always intrigue me. Each one is interesting and different and all are beautiful. I can’t imagine how one gets all those pieces in there?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 10:01 PM

Thanks for the plug… these have come out great… I have a request for this design in endgrain…any ideas…
BTW how did you get the offset on the second boards.??

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 11:00 PM

Really nice job on the boards…I especially love the dark wood dividers in the second set of pics!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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#4 posted 10-17-2010 11:11 PM

Nice job. Love the wood combo and you paid attention to the grain orientation keeping the board in order. Here is a link to my blog for anyone else in the Christmas spirit.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#5 posted 10-17-2010 11:20 PM

Very nice.
The second set with cherry and ash has a nice twist to it :)

Keep it up,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 10-18-2010 12:01 AM

Thanks to all for your input.

Rivergirl, these are not as difficult to make as you would think. Poroskywood’s blog (below) does a fine job of ‘splaining it. I just follow along with his directions.

Larry, I did not do anything special to get the offset on the second boards. I just think they are a bit deceiving because of the nature of the ash I used, which has a mix of light colored wood and dark wood that almost looks like cherry when oiled. Wish I could claim to have done something creative! But, alas, as mentioned above I just followed Scott’s blog. I can see doing one of these in end grain if you can lay your hands on some sufficiently large pieces of end grain lumber, eh, timber that is.

Theresa, these are fun to make. Give it a try.

Scott, thanks for your blog. Hope others will take a look.

Steve, I am thinking that I my move up to one of your designs if I really want a challenge. LOL!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#7 posted 10-18-2010 10:55 AM

very nice!!! i also like the dark accent pieces!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#8 posted 10-18-2010 11:19 AM

These are very nice and you did a fine job on them.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 10-18-2010 02:26 PM

Gee Rowdy, looks like you have some lucky folks on your Christmas list! I particularly like the last pair with walnut strips…

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#10 posted 10-19-2010 12:58 AM

Yup, they are fun to build. I made six (3 pairs) as Xmas gifts 2 years ago.

-- Tom

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 03:54 AM

I love did you do them???

-- "thats all I have to say about that..."

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#12 posted 10-27-2010 04:02 AM

Those are very nice Rowdy.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#13 posted 10-27-2010 04:43 AM

Brian, I just followed the procedure outlined in Scott Porosky’s blog. They are not too difficult to make. I have made probably 15 of them. See:

Abbott, thanks for the nice comment.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#14 posted 10-27-2010 03:33 PM

Did you use anything other than glue in the second glue up? It seems like it would have been end grain to long grain and I am wondering how strong that joint would be.

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#15 posted 10-27-2010 05:53 PM

Firefighter, I only used glue. So far I have not had any issues arise from this type of glue up. None of the boards that I have made have shown any signs of coming apart. I have made a few (none posted on LJ) where the continuous thin strips run lengthwise instead of crosswise, providing a lot of long grain to long grain contact along the long dimension of the board. This probably makes for a stronger set of joints overall, but I don’t like the look quite as well.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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