Cutting Boards

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Project by lanwater posted 12-29-2012 07:03 AM 8644 views 29 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year the woodworking class I attend :Castro Valley Adult and Career Education:
have a christmas party and the money raised goes to buying extra tools. I donated those boards and this one: for the raffle.

This project from Bvdon inspired The Diamond board

I goofed on the dimensions. I wanted to add room all around so I could cut a juice groove outside the diamonds but failed on that.
I also changed the thickness of the board from what I planned to have and I came up short; I did not account for the kerf of the blade.

I will redo this board again.

Wood used:
-Yello heart

construction is not too difficult.

The diamond angle I used is 30 degree. All the cuts for those 2 blocks were done without changing the setup.

The maple and the pauduck in the middle of the board were also cut with the same angle (roughly 19 degree). I used the dial on the tablesaw to set it; no precision needed here.

Please note that this picture is missing 2 pieces of walnut between the diamond blocks and the maple/padauck block. I forgot to take a picture.

cleaned up the sub-assemblies and glued up. You can see the diamond blocks with the missing walnut pieces I refered to earlier ontop of the planer

Sliced the pieces; you can see the last 2 pieces are much thinner, I opted not to have a 1/2 diamond on one end.

Glue up, sand (80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, 320, wet (wax oil) 400); sorry no good picture I have wanted to guy a decent camera for a while now.

The 3 Chevron boards, inspired by have different angles. I wanted to optimise the use of the wood:
Maple, Cherry Walnut and Purple heart.

Cheese boards construction and credits:

Thanks for looking.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 09:34 AM

WOW !!! Beautiful work on theese boards.

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

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 11:47 AM

Really awesome work on these

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 01:51 PM

Really nice cuttings boards. I hadn’t had a chance to comment on your last cutting board which is really nice as well.
Thanks for posting.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 02:43 PM

Absolutely awsome. You are doing great. I like all the pictures, helps me understand all that you have to do to get these end results.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 12-29-2012 02:47 PM

Nice boards. I always like the zigzag design on the end-grain ones, but I have yet to attempt one of those myself.


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#6 posted 12-29-2012 02:58 PM

My shop is so small, I don’t even think all your clamps would fit into it. Super job!!!

-- Brent Golden

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#7 posted 12-29-2012 05:34 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

Happy new year!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 12-29-2012 05:51 PM

FANTASTIC these are all truly outstanding ,thanks for the photo work up too.


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#9 posted 12-29-2012 06:35 PM

absolutly nice boards…perfect.

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#10 posted 12-29-2012 08:10 PM

Now ya cookin’

-- Be safe.

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#11 posted 12-29-2012 10:39 PM

Fancy production you’ve got goin on there. They look super.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 12-29-2012 11:39 PM

Fantastic job on all three. All of them look great.

-- Ben from IL

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#13 posted 12-30-2012 12:45 AM

Thanks again for all the nice comments. They make me feel better. the mis-calculation on the diamond board kind of stressed me.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 12-30-2012 12:54 AM

Beautiful…I have to learn to do some of those. After I get my kitchen done. I’ll try one of these! Dig it!

-- Mark ~ Dixon, Kentucky "We're gonna get through this!"

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#15 posted 12-30-2012 02:37 AM

Great job, and for donating to a fundraiser – even better! Thanks for posting all the photos.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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