Finally got some shop time!

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Project by lumberjoe posted 08-10-2013 05:05 PM 3836 views 22 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new position at work has me putting in obscene hours and traveling a lot. Shop time has been a premium for me this summer. This has worked out well for my wife though. She is more at home in the garage than I am and has been killing it with her boards and turnings. I’m trying to get her into more complicated stuff as she definitely has quite a talent for this.

I really like making this style of cutting board. This one is cherry, maple, walnut with intersecting maple and bloodwood stripes. After planing, the maple had some deep mineral streaking which I decided to feature instead of cut off.

This was sanded to 600 grit with the new Bosch OS50VC half sheet sander. That sander is simply amazing. I’ll never finish with an ROS again. After sanding it gets the usual soaking in mineral oil, then a mineral oil/wax mix.

I’ve posted this before, but if anyone is curious as to how this is made,I made a walk through for one of the earlier ones.


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#1 posted 08-10-2013 05:13 PM

That is Real NICE Joe! Glad to hear you can get some time in the shop anyway, and your wife does a good job too, all the compliments says it all. You two do a great job at balancing everything.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 05:27 PM

Thanks Bob. I like making these. It’s a lot of work, but they come out really nice (and I get to use just about every tool I have)


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#3 posted 08-10-2013 06:25 PM

Very nice Joe….this certainly puts an elegant twist on cutting boards!!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 07:09 PM

Don’t work toooooo hard Joe.
Good to see some shop time for you though.
Nice board.

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

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#5 posted 08-10-2013 07:29 PM

Another nice board ! Thanks for including the how-to link, Joe : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 08-10-2013 07:58 PM

Thanks guys.

Paul, there’s no end in sight to the work now. Im going to jump into some scroll saw marquetry when I finish my current project.


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#7 posted 08-10-2013 08:12 PM

lumberjoe….and I too want to thank you for the how-to-link…great info

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 08:31 PM

Very nice twist on an attractive cutting board. ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 10:01 PM

Absolutely wonderful craftsmanship! Super finish.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#11 posted 08-10-2013 10:30 PM

Great looking board!! nice work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#12 posted 08-10-2013 11:58 PM

You should have taken some better pictures today. It is definitely nicer looking in person and some natural light photos would have given these folks a better idea of how beautiful it is.


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#13 posted 08-11-2013 12:36 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#15 posted 08-11-2013 01:50 AM

Hey Joe. You’re getting the magic touch on those curves. Outstanding!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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