Christmas Present for the neighbors (also death of a router bit)

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Project by lumberjoe posted 12-24-2012 04:09 PM 1502 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I assembled this cutting board a while ago but finally got around to finishing it. I’ve seen some cool profiles on board edges lately, so I decided to put an ogee on this one. My ogee bit is not one I use frequently anymore. It’s an older craftsman brand bit that I used to cut profiles in poplar for an entire house worth of baseboard and trim a few years ago. I wanted to go a bit deeper, but the bit finally gave out. All the carbide is still there, but instead of cutting, it just smokes and burns. It was really hard sanding off the burn marks from the end grain, but I got it the best I could. One end was pretty much black.

I used Maple, Walnut (some of it really light), yellowheart and a strip of bloodwood. This is a bigger board, 12”x16”, and about 1.5” thick. It was very well received both as a Merry Christmas and a “sorry for making so much noise all the time!” gift.


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#1 posted 12-24-2012 05:37 PM

Cool looking board I like the edge detail.

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 06:33 PM

Nice board. I like the choice of woods, nice color.

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 06:51 PM

Rubbing mineral spirits on the burn marks and letting it soak in will help to get rid of burn marks. Got that tip out of a magazine, don’t remember which one or when. It does work however!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 06:59 PM

Great looking board

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 03:05 AM

Thanks for the mineral spirits tip! I hand sanded this for literally 2 hours. I will give that a shot next time


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