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Project by toolanddieguy posted 08-22-2011 12:06 AM 1884 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just got my first table saw figured these would be some good starter project to cut my teeth on. These were all gifts i gave away to friends. They did pay for the wood though. They all are approx. 25 1/2” x 16” x 2 1/2”. I got the pattern for the first two from wood magazine, the last I came up with myself. All three use hard maple, cherry, and walnut. Learned a ton making these cant wait to move on to next project.

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 12:17 AM

Well done on these beefy boards! Those must weigh over 15-pounds each. Nice wood choices as well… not just for color, but for the overall life of the block (similar hardnesses, relative to the Janka scale), but for the knives too.

I like the cherry sap pocket inclusion because it’s near the outside where a knife probably won’t touch it anyway. It definitely adds a bit of interest and congruity to the board.

I also really like your last board. It reminds me of a blanket pattern, specifically something tribal.

Nice job on your first boards!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 02:11 AM

Nicely done – good way to break in the new saw! How did deal with the extreme sanding situation?

Thanks for posting.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 12:37 PM

I like them all but I am impressed with the last board… nice..

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#4 posted 08-27-2011 02:15 AM

nice pattern’s and matching lines. You must have gotten a good table saw blade to cut thru all that thick hardwood. I have one rip and one crosscut blade that I use. It helps with the burning problems.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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