first cutting board

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Project by Andrew posted 03-31-2011 03:11 AM 1706 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cutting board, end grain maple with a end grain cherry points in the center. I originallly cut the points figuring I would make a rectangle with the points facing the side, just for fun I figured I would check to see if they would roll up into a circle, and to my suprise, they did, very lucky, so I glued it uo and cut it into a square, then started using my maple scraps. everything was glued up un a piece of hardboard, with a screw center in the middle, then I turned it, used a drill chuck and forstner bit to get the hole in the middle started. Turned a maple dowel to fit the hole, leaving a big fat end that would fit my chuck so I could flip it and turn away the hardboard. I made tihs to compliment the knife block I made last month. Finished with mineral oil, thisty sucker.
All Comments are welcome,
Thanks for looking.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 03:17 AM

Pretty darn amazing for a first board.


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#2 posted 03-31-2011 03:21 AM

nice work

this would make a great hardwood floor parquet insert too

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 03:29 AM

Honestly the pinwheel was a mistake, just a gift from the Gods.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 04:38 AM

For your first board you did a tremendous job!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 02:10 PM

Great job for the first!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 03:30 PM

Nice work on your first board, congrats!

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

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