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Project by mel52 posted 09-11-2019 12:21 AM 621 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been looking at some Drunken Cutting Boards by some of our LJs, ( Most recently Salty and BobWemm ), and decided to give it a try. These are more difficult than my usual ones which made them a good challenge. I had some scrap Walnut and some Maple that had a lot of grain character, so decided on these. Kept them pretty simple for my first time but plan on doing others with more pieces etc. They are 12 X 16 inches and 3/4 inches thick. Treated with Mineral Oil and Bee Wax mixture.

-- MEL, Kansas





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-11-2019 02:26 AM

They look drunk to me Mel. Nice job. Next time give them the hard stuff and see what you come up with.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-11-2019 02:34 AM

Mel, you did a very good job on those!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 09-11-2019 06:09 AM

Looking good mate.
I like them a lot.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 09-11-2019 04:16 PM

Cool l pattern… I’m kind of drunk just watching at it

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mel52

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#5 posted 09-11-2019 08:24 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments, and I hope you all have a nice day. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Cliff

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#6 posted 09-12-2019 12:42 AM

Mike….Well Done!!! They look great. Timbers blend nicely too. I take my hat off to you, that must have been quite a difficult project putting together those woods.

Regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 09-12-2019 04:56 AM

WOWeee… That loooks sooo COOOL… hic…

How many shots did it take to complete it?

I’m curious how you did it?
... I know it’s easier than it looks.. :)

How did you do it… (hic)...

Tnx…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#8 posted 09-15-2019 05:06 PM

Is it just my wild imagination, or was the glue-up for these boards, uhhhmmm? difficult???

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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mel52

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#9 posted 09-16-2019 02:45 AM

Wildwood, a little difficult. On paper or videos it looks fairly easy, NOT. Next time I will glue up in sections instead of trying to do it all at one time like a normal straight board. I would tighten one clamp and they would shift a little, tighten another clamp and they would shift the other way. I think the reason they call them drunken cutting boards, is when you are done gluing you need a few, ( or more ), drinks to settle down. By the time I was done each board had a total of three glue ups with the last two using, I think, 14 or 15 clamps on each. I have since then figured out how to do it with less clamps. I may have to stock up on more booze for the next set. LOL. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#10 posted 09-16-2019 07:37 AM

Yep, I can imagine. Glue-ups are always some tense moments, but here, jeez!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 09-17-2019 09:27 PM

I think I have figured out how you did it…

1. Make two full-sized pieces… Walnut and Maple.
2. Glue together, face to face, with a Paper Separator so they can be taken apart later.
3. Trim to a nice final size.
4. Cut 4 vertical strips very curvy.
5. Place all back together and glue another Paper backing to all pieces to hold them all together.
6. Cut 5 horizontal strips very curvy… and place all back together.
7. With chalk, number all pieces on top faces.
8. Take all paper glue joints apart keeping them in original order.
9. Have two Identical pieces of Walnut and Maple.
10. Swap every other block with the other big piece… all over, resulting in final design.
11. Would be nice to have a couple of frames to hold each final piece.
12. Coat frames with wax and place on waxed paper.
13. Glue all parts together placing them into the frames.
14. Remove frames and replace with gluing cauls…
15. Clamp up… horiz & Vert.
16. Clean up & finish.

Is that close? Where did I mess up? How did you do it?

Really COOL! I’ve gotta TRY IT! (someday when I get my shop cleaned up) :)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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mel52

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#12 posted 09-18-2019 02:15 AM

Joe Lyddon, you hit it pretty much on the head. Instead of paper glue joints, I used double stick tape. I didn’t number anything, just was real careful to keep in order. I did use plenty of wax paper. These are fun to make and I plan on doing another set with a least one or two more cuts on each phase. Thank you and everyone else for all the comments so far. It’s greatly appreciated !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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