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A couple of Cutting Boards

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Project by BobWemm posted 12-07-2020 08:25 AM 718 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the next evolution to my “Drunken” cutting boards that I have made over the last couple of years.
They are based on the same type of prefab panels from “Bunnings” here in Auz.
This time I used the remainder of two panels, one is” Karri” and the other is Brown Acacia, a hard wood from Indonesia I believe.
One piece of each panel is stuck together with double sided tape and the cuts made. The pattern is achieved by swapping top to bottompieces so there is two of one on the top and two of one on the reverse side. (Opposite)
Then all six pieces glued together with a thin strip of Jarrah to make the contrast better.
They are sanded to 400 and then oiled.
The boards are roughly 18” x 12” and approx 1.25” thick.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking.
C & C welcome.

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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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 12-07-2020 12:51 PM

Did anyone happen to mention to you that one should never glue end-grain to edge-grain?

These look amazing, but they are going to crack. There’s a reason you don’t see this style done in cutting boards. Wood moves when it gains/loses moisture and at different rates along it’s grain. Please don’t think this is an insult as I think your craftsmanship is great! Please do some research on this.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#2 posted 12-07-2020 03:26 PM

interesting cutting board. too nice to use. works of art.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 12-07-2020 04:57 PM

Bob, I don’t think I feel drunk but I’m a little dizzy. Must be the same effect. Nice work and cool looking lumber.

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

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#4 posted 12-07-2020 07:12 PM

Its certainly an attractive design in both layout and the choice of timbers

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 12-07-2020 08:00 PM

i love those boards. nice idea. mind if i copy the design??? thanks

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#6 posted 12-07-2020 08:20 PM

Beautiful design. But I have to echo Knot Curser. End to end gluing will cause a problem down the road. One of my favorite pieces had that fatal error. Ended up kindling one cold morning.

-- The customer is always right. Except when absolutely wrong!

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#7 posted 12-08-2020 01:17 AM



Did anyone happen to mention to you that one should never glue end-grain to edge-grain?

These look amazing, but they are going to crack. There s a reason you don t see this style done in cutting boards. Wood moves when it gains/loses moisture and at different rates along it s grain. Please don t think this is an insult as I think your craftsmanship is great! Please do some research on this.

- KnotCurser


Beautiful design. But I have to echo Knot Curser. End to end gluing will cause a problem down the road. One of my favorite pieces had that fatal error. Ended up kindling one cold morning.

- Dogman57

Hi Guys,,
NO, I never considered that, but in my defense the bottom panel is opposite the top one so there is side and end grain on top of each other where they are joined to the jarrah strip.
I take your point but it will be interesting to see what happens in the future, especially as they will be kept oiled.

Thank you for the feed back.

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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BobWemm

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#8 posted 12-08-2020 01:18 AM

Certainly an interesting comment.

Thanks to you all .

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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#9 posted 12-08-2020 02:40 AM

Sharp looking boards. Definitely off the wall different. I really like the design on all of them. If they are kept coated with some type of oil you may not have much of splitting problem. Should keep down a lot of the movement. Excellent job !!! Mike

-- MEL, Kansas

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#10 posted 12-12-2020 01:09 AM

Hi Bob, very unique designs. That is so nice that you can make anything you think up in your shop!

Cheers, my friend…...........Jim

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

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