Cutting boards

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Project by Mstateguy posted 10-10-2018 09:54 PM 815 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The students just finished oiling these cutting boards today. They have worked on them off and on for about 2 weeks, using up some of the off cut strips laying around the shop (and cutting a few new strips). Species include red oak, eastern red cedar, black walnut, yellow poplar, cherry, and hard maple. They are approximately 1 1/4” thick, the edges were beveled on the table saw at a 25 deg blade angle by passing running the boards vertically with the fence set at 1/2”. (I ran these cuts, not the students as it is risky. We have a jig that fits over the fence to assist with this). We cheated a little by inlaying the maple into the glued up cherry blocks, rather than cutting the necessary individual pieces to glue them up.

Students did all the layout with the exception of the walnut-maple-cedar stripped board which I had a hand in. Two first year, tenth grade students laid out the crosshatch inlay and dado’d and grooved the boards with minimal input from me.

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#1 posted 10-11-2018 02:44 AM

They did some nice work on those boards and it’s a good way to get rid of some scraps.

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#2 posted 10-11-2018 11:13 AM

Beautiful patterns indeed!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 04:19 PM

Good on you for showcasing the kids work.

Thanks for posting.

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