First cutting boards

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Project by Kathy posted 11-12-2010 01:33 AM 1680 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoy making these. I am trying to get enough for Christmas presents. The first picture is of the very first ones I made. They are maple and walnut. The next three are maple, cherry, and walnut. Next is to try the fancy pattern ones!

-- curious woodworker

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#1 posted 11-12-2010 02:00 AM

These have nice tight glue lines.. and that is the most important part of any woodwork…you have laid a good foundation for making some of the Fancier Patterned boards… remember on step at a time.. and in no time you will have mastered the art.. welcome to the club..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 11-12-2010 02:09 AM

Never let anyone tell you it is hard to do, you have already done the hard part. just do the same thing and cut it at the angle you like. I like what you have done. when you are ready move up to end grain boards

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#3 posted 11-12-2010 05:08 AM

You chose good wood, You made straight cuts, and your finishing looks good. I think you’ve got it! The edge treatment looks creative. The boards look functional. They should be appreciated by those you give them to.
Have fun taking it to the next level. there are quite a few ways to go.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 05:15 AM

Nice looking cutting boards.

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 06:30 AM

They will make awesome Christmas presents nice job

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 11:35 AM

Looks great! I liike the shapes you have come up with as well. Time to move into the Endgrain boards and really knock it out of the park. They will ast forever and really give some interesting grain patterns. Look fwd to seeing more!

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

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 02:09 PM

I think they are end grain boards?? I cut them and then turned the end grain up before glueing? Maybe I am not understanding what you mean.

Thanks for the comments. I forgot to say that they are wiped down with salad bowl oil.

-- curious woodworker

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#8 posted 11-12-2010 05:06 PM

Great job on these. They really do look refined. I think the different shapes are pretty cool as well. After looking at these, I think you are ready for some end grains.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 10:10 PM

You’ve definitely mastered that stage. I think what you have done is to turn the pieces on EDGE, to get an end grain board you would now have to slice these glued up boards across the stripes stand them up 90 degrees so you are now looking at the end grain & glue the strip faces back together. I think Marc Spagnuolo will be the best person to explain the process on his Wood whisperer website video. Check it out. I don’t think end grain boards will be a problem to you endless possibilities for patterns are on the doorstep

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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