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Project by sansoo22 posted 12-18-2020 09:00 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wood working now for just over 2 years and this is the first cutting board to leave my shop. And this wasn’t even my idea to make or a solo project. My girlfriend wanted to make something for her mom for Christmas but she isnt into any arts or crafts hobbies of any kind. To my surprise she was excited to step into the wood shop and use some power tools. It was nerve racking for me at first as we went thru all the safety protocols and test cuts. The miter saw scares her but the table saw doesnt…i dont get it.

So I did all the cross cutting and she did the ripping on the table saw. She got a bang out of using the planer…especially after I put in fresh knives. The glue up is her work with my guidance. The second to last pic is after she learned to use the #80. She couldn’t get the hang of the #4-1/2 so I did that part.

From there I did the rest of the technical work including the juice groove which i was excited to do. I’ve had the pin router you see below for almost a year and have never found a use for it. Turns out juice groves are pretty simple do with it and a couple stop blocks.

To wrap this thing up she did all the mineral oil and I did the last couple coats of beeswax mineral oil blend.

The cutting board is simple edge grain maple, cherry, and walnut.





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HokieKen

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#1 posted 12-18-2020 09:08 PM

Nicely done! I wondered if there were any tools in your shop besides hand planes and tools to work on hand planes. Nice to see you actually use wood for something other than testing hand planes ;-) Great idea and kudos to the lady for getting dusty and doing to work herself :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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sansoo22

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#2 posted 12-18-2020 09:31 PM

Thanks. I think my most brilliant idea on this was in the glue up. Left a few of the maple sticks extra long as planer snipe victims. I had plenty of maple on hand but very little cherry and walnut.

Of course there are lots of tools in my shop. You just need a shepherds crux to herd the planes out of the way first. You can try a cattle prod but you need good aim to get the wood parts and not the metal bits.

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HokieKen

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#3 posted 12-18-2020 09:37 PM

I can help with that. Being a generous sort, I run a home for misfit planes (and other tools). I hate to see the little guys stuck in an over-crowded shop so I’m kinda like the fire department. You can send them to my doorstep and I’ll take them in and care for them and you can remain anonymous ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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Andre

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#4 posted 12-19-2020 12:20 AM

Nice, Cherry is a nice touch and with age blend into the Walnut. Next up End Grain? I have been meaning to do one but still on the hunt for that #62 :) Broke down and bought a Drum sander so guess no excuses anymore.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 12-19-2020 03:44 AM

Looks great! Nice colour gradient.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 12-19-2020 04:00 AM



Nice, Cherry is a nice touch and with age blend into the Walnut. Next up End Grain? I have been meaning to do one but still on the hunt for that #62 :) Broke down and bought a Drum sander so guess no excuses anymore.

- Andre

Kenny’s bad influence almost got me to pull the trigger on the Veritas LAJ so I could make an end grain. I managed to resist and thats a good thing cuz I need to switch gears from planes and focus on chisels.

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 12-19-2020 04:05 AM

You don’t need to shift gears until uou get that LAJ. You NEED that plane.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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Andre

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#8 posted 12-19-2020 05:50 AM

Yup, Kenny “BAD”, been trying to buy that LAJ for a year, heck I even just about bought a new Stanley #62!
Lets not get into Chisels, been there, got way to many:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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FraidKnot

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#9 posted 12-20-2020 12:56 PM

Very nice contrasting wood selection. Extra special (and rare) to get collaboration on a project. Sounds like you got a treasured gift as well.

-- Chiropractors are also good with Knots...

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