Rebuilt cutting board

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-03-2013 11:34 PM 1679 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This broken cutting board was dropped off by my daughter in our garage last Dec before we went south. I’m not doing much woodworking right now but I thought I’d give this old board a new life. It was in 6 pieces- someone had mistakenly put it in the dishwasher and all the joints came apart and they were very rough with all the grain raised. I thought it was maple so I made one new end piece out of maple for the one that was cracked almost all the way through. while I was at it, 3 pieces of walnut just happened to drop in between some of the boards. I lengthened the finger groove on the bottom side to cut out some of the remaining cracks.
I was going to make a whole new one, but this was a favorite of hers so I went this route to rebuild it. I’ll surprise her with it tomorrow. It is finished with Behandla salad bowl finish.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 11:41 PM

Nice restoration job Jim, daughter will be surprised and very pleased.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 11:45 PM

Nice restore. It’s a beauty.

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

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 11:49 PM

Sweet rebuild Jim….like the look of that walnut that accidentally fell in between the maple….sets it off bud. Nice job (as always) sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 11:50 PM

Very nicely done. I can see why it is her favorite.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 04-04-2013 12:35 AM

Do you remember the glue type of the first generation?

Wonderful restoration and New Life to an old friend!

What kind of glue this time? ... or did it make a difference… The dishwasher did it… LOL

Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 04-04-2013 12:46 AM

A truly great restoration Jim. I’m sure she will love it. The walnut was an excellent touch. Great finish, great job.

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#7 posted 04-04-2013 12:47 AM

Nice job. I too like taking something broken and give it new life.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#8 posted 04-04-2013 12:54 AM

Ya know Jim, sometimes S..t just happens, it’s how we handle it that counts. You handeled this very well.
Happy little girl once more, Dont dad’s come in handy at times ::: ))))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 04-04-2013 01:14 AM

Thanks for all the nice words, you all!. It was not much of a job but it means a lot to her.
Joe, I don’t know what glue was used the first time, but I used TitebondIII.

Pete, I’m used to that. I like figuring ways out of problems. That way , when they happen in the shop, it becomes another challenge that I like….......and I get lots of practice!!!!!!........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 04-04-2013 01:40 AM

good fix

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 04-04-2013 02:01 AM

Great rebuild.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 04-04-2013 02:09 AM

Rebult? Shoot, with the walnut it’s better than new. Nice touch.

-- -- Don from PA

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#13 posted 04-04-2013 02:14 AM

Great save Jim, it looks AWSOME

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

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 05:31 AM

It would have been a shame to throw it away. And her favorite re-lives. Nice rebuild.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#15 posted 04-04-2013 06:12 AM

nice job Jim

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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