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Cheese board for a house divided

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Project by BillGo posted 02-06-2021 01:17 AM 778 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a serving board for a couple who are college sports fans, but went to different schools. On the one side, is the University of South Carolina. On the other side is the Ohio State University. The school stripes are made of wenge, maple, and bloodwood. Both of them work with animals at the National Zoo, so the main part of the board was made of zebrawood. It is finished with a food safe finish of mineral oil and bees wax.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire





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#1 posted 02-06-2021 02:21 AM

normally long grain with cross grain is gonna be a problem but since this fairly narrow you should be ok.the colors looks fantastic,they gotta love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 02-06-2021 03:39 AM

Agreed on the grain orientation. I did this awhile ago. If I do something like this again, I would do it differently.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#3 posted 02-06-2021 03:49 AM



Agreed on the grain orientation. I did this awhile ago. If I do something like this again, I would do it differently.

- BillGo


so has it held up? because ive done similar without a problem.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 02-06-2021 02:30 PM

Nice job on chossing woods with meaning to them. I’m sure it will be much appreciated.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 02-06-2021 02:32 PM


Agreed on the grain orientation. I did this awhile ago. If I do something like this again, I would do it differently.

- BillGo

so has it held up? because ive done similar without a problem.

- pottz

It has, but it has only been a few months now… I had a charcuterie board (much different) that did not, but the wood and circumstances were quite different. See the forum discussion https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/312427 for details. This one is in the same climate so I do not expect problems, but I gave it to my son, so I can monitor it… In the future, I might try the different woods, but orient the grain to match.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#6 posted 02-06-2021 09:42 PM

Cross grain is the first thing that caught my eye also. That’s an old school no-no. I hope that it is narrow enough you get away with it. I would hate to see it split after you’ve done such a nice job on the wood and finishes. I’ve done it also and had the wood split due to differential expansion and contraction between width and length. And long grain to end grain glue joints are notoriously weak. I probably would have put some type of spline or mortise and tenon joint to beef it up the strength of the connection. Great job on the woods. They really pop when finished

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#7 posted 02-06-2021 10:50 PM

House divided, after reading USC I was expecting orange tiger paw on the other end ;-)

Looks great!

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