fishing net cutting board

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Project by woodsmithshop posted 10-12-2011 03:51 AM 2393 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was visiting my wife’s family last weekend, while there our niece was using of all things, a “PLASTIC” cutting board, I decided she needed an upgrade badly, so after getting home, I was trying to think of a design for her new cutting board, I came across a plan for a fishing net in Woodsmith Weekend Woodworking book, I got the bright idea of using this method to make a cutting board with bent lamination border around it, the idea may or not be original, but I have not seen one like it,this board is smaller than the plans called for, I did not feel the need to make one as big as what they did. I made the board separately, then made the jig for the lamination, then made the lamination separately, I used titebond lll for the board and lamination, then used the lamination to trace its’ shape onto the board then cut it out on the bandsaw, then trimmed with a router using the jig for a template, next was glueing the lamination to the board, I used gorilla poly glue, hoping for more open time and easier cleanup, the board itself is not an unusual design, mostly because if I screwed up I didn’t want it to be too big of a loss, the glue up went pretty easy, my next one I will cut out the board then laminate directly to the board, I think that may work out better. as you can see in the photos I used Watco butcher block oil.
I think it turned out pretty decent, and I intend to make more like it. made from walnut, cherry, and maple, with 9- 1/16” thick strips for the border.
now you know why I call it a fishing net cutting board.
thanks for looking

-- Smitty!!!

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 06:25 AM

Great choice of woods….....

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 06:55 AM

thanks Red Ryder, hows Little Beaver doing?

-- Smitty!!!

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#3 posted 10-12-2011 12:36 PM

That is quite the piece! Beautiful work.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 10-12-2011 02:07 PM

Well, I can agree with you – I have never seen anything like this! This is a very cool piece and I know they will treasure it!

Great job!


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#5 posted 10-12-2011 04:18 PM

interesting design. love the contrasting woods

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 10-12-2011 04:53 PM

Great twist on a cutting board,,, Always something new on these items that most woodworkers seem to make one time or another. Speaking of I need to get to the shop as I have 10 more to make this week.

Great work!

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

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 07:57 PM

ha ha great idea …. just the right gift for one that like to fish :-)


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#8 posted 10-12-2011 11:26 PM

Look like one my middle school principle use back in the day, except his had dog hole in it…lol Nice work on the banding and finish as well…thanks for posting Blkcherry

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