A few more "Fine Woodworking" cutting boards

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Project by lumberjoe posted 05-08-2013 01:59 AM 30791 views 86 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoy making these boards. The process is a lot if fun and you can get pretty creative with materials.

The first one is walnut with maple and bloodwood accents. I made a quick walk through of my process if anyone is interested.

The second one is made from maple, cherry, and walnut scraps I had laying around. The walnut was too pretty to throw out, but too small to really do anything with. I made this one a while back, but never finished it. The exceptionally curly walnut piece on the end really drew a lot of attention and the rest of the board just didn’t fit well. I decided to add a few accent stripes to break it up.

I think it worked well


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#1 posted 05-08-2013 02:06 AM

Wow, very nice. Great color combinations.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 02:18 AM

LumberJoe, Not sure if I like cutting boards or art boxes better, so I will keep building both, you have done a beautiful job on this new technique of board building. Keep up the good work & keep posting….......Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 02:28 AM

Nice blog on the process, and a good looking board as well…BC

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 02:46 AM

Great instructional presentations. Great looking cuttingboards.

-- Muskoka Jeff

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 03:28 AM

Nice work. Thanks for sharing the how to process.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 05:49 AM

Nice Joe. Good web album too.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 06:31 AM

I learned a few things here

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 11:30 AM

Great looking boards. Definitely giving me some good ideas for some scraps.

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#9 posted 05-08-2013 11:31 AM

Nice boards Joe and great walk through.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#10 posted 05-08-2013 11:59 AM

Really cool walk through. Thank you for sharing that and keep up the good work.

-- donald mee

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 12:25 PM

Thanks everyone! These are a lot of fun to make. I get a lot of questions about the multi-step process of creating the curve. The most common questions are:

Why don’t you just cut it on the bandsaw in the first place?
For a few reasons, but the most important being you have to take out what you put in. Since I am adding 1/4” of material with the inlay, I have to remove 1/4” of material to make sure everything goes back together correctly. The profiles of your curve won’t line up if you insert material shorter or wider than the kerf

In the walnut board you can see this. One of the inlays is shy of 1/4”. As such it doesn’t line up exactly as it should after the second inlay was cut. Also, it’s a much cleaner cut with a router than with a band saw

Why not just cut all the way through with a router?
I wish I could. If anyone can find a 2 1/2” to 3” long 1/4” router bit, let me know

Why flush cut free hand vs in the router table?
Personal preference. The pieces get pretty narrow in spots and would be tough to hold in a table.


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#12 posted 05-08-2013 12:32 PM

very good job on this board and the instruction album was excellent, thanks got to favor it

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#14 posted 05-08-2013 02:56 PM

Joe, I just went through your step by step, very informative and truly impressive, thank you for taking the time to post it and finally I can see how you look.( not bad, I say)

-- Bert

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#15 posted 05-08-2013 03:41 PM

I like this Joe. Added to favorites. Now if I could only find some more project time in the shop. :)

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

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