Cutting board for Gar and Curtis

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Project by NBeener posted 02-19-2012 08:58 PM 2425 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two of my favorite people, and they love to cook.

Brazilian Rosewood breadboard ends, T&G, and pegged
Red Oak and Cherry main board.
Beeswax/Food-Grade Mineral Oil finish.
About 24” x 14” x 1” thick.

I’ve decided that I’m done with the open joint. Next time, I haunch the tongue, and “conceal” the joint.

So there ;-)

Been “tuning” the shop machines, in preparation to go at a big pile of African Mahogany, for an Arts & Crafts Dresser, but … thought I’d sneak this one in ;-)

Cheers !

-- -- Neil

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 09:22 PM

Pretty board. I agree with hiding the joint. These woods go well together. your friends should enjoy using it.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 09:43 PM

Very nice Neil. I just made the table top and BB ends for ninjas tray today but didn’t have time to cover it yet. I’ll be doing G &G style so concealing joint with end caps glued to main board only thus hiding T&G. Blogs coming soon. I like your wood choices.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 09:44 PM

Very nice, I kind of like seeing the T&G from the side.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 10:15 PM

Love the board and I’ll add that I also like seeing the T&G on the side. But you know what? When you post your next one hiding the T&G, I bet I’ll like it too!

Nice work.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 10:21 PM

Nice board, Neil. The wood choices are top notch!

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

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#6 posted 02-19-2012 10:42 PM

Nice choice of woods, and great execution. Should I say that you are obviously in the groove and left me tongue tied……..pegged….....

Back in balmy Anchorage, 23 deg, been down in the shop some today, settling back in….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 10:51 PM

PURRR D darn nice super woods an nice work Neil.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 11:36 PM

Very beautiful project.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 02-19-2012 11:47 PM

looking’ good there neil

good you are in the shop

just started snowing here
might be going your way

-- 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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#10 posted 02-20-2012 12:08 AM

beautiful, now cut a bunch of stuff on it with a sharp knife.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#11 posted 02-20-2012 12:24 AM

Beautiful cutting board, Neil.

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#12 posted 02-20-2012 02:02 AM

That’s a good looking board. Groves or no groves, that’s a great combination. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#13 posted 02-20-2012 02:50 AM

I agree. I enjoy exposed joinery. Nice job.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#14 posted 02-20-2012 03:37 AM

So a question about hiding the tongue – doesn’t it need to be exposed to provide space for the expansion across the grain of the cutting board body? Or does it work if you leave the tongue slightly narrower than the groove inside the end board? Just asking because I love the look of breadboard ends, but I’m always worried the cross-grain expansion will cause issues. Would appreciate any advice from those who know!

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#15 posted 02-20-2012 04:48 AM

well i could probably get to excited to have one that nice ans would cut a finger off…......very nic choice of woods this time, i love your end boards, now im not real sure, but do i see on this one board that is off by a few 1000;s…maybe maybe just the lighting…lol…........inside joke

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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