Cutting Board

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 09-25-2013 12:58 PM 1675 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone.
Here a new design cutting board.
Previously attempt to end-grain, but the result was not very good as it use pine is softwood, and this led then by change of moisture from peeling. I did not think much wood would move but it is so. Until I get light colored hardwood will not attempt to repeat this form.
So I focus on a design that uses as much of hardwood, and only a few lines of softwood. I also focus on using grains “along”.
But the idea was to make something that catches attention by its shape and color, so giving probe angles.
The result left me satisfied. I think the image impacts the view and I hope that does not come off with time and use. Anyway cedar sides are reinforced with small dowels of 3 mm.
Is algarrobo, pine and cedar side.
Also here included a photograph of the system I use for the router as a planer. As simple as possible.
The center line I’m a little displaced, because it happened to me pressing harder when it is not completely perpendicular.
Anyway it is a gift so I do not imagine there will claim!
Thanks for looking! Accepted criticisms.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#1 posted 09-25-2013 01:53 PM

Nice board, I was surprised you cut this by hand. Cool design

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-25-2013 04:13 PM

very nice CB

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 05:03 PM

Nice design ! An ambitious project to take on without a bandsaw or powered spindle sander. But you did it ! Felicitaciones !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 09-25-2013 06:07 PM

Very nice board. I like the design and may have to try something similar to it. Great idea for using the router as a planer.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#5 posted 09-25-2013 10:23 PM

Good work and like all the jigs and ways you make everything work out. I learned a lot just from these pics. Thanks and again, a very nice design and work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 09-26-2013 02:33 AM

Well you asked for it, I’m very impressed you made this board by hand. The design and colors work well together. Obviously precision is important. Keep at it.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#7 posted 09-27-2013 04:33 PM

Cool cutting board! Like the unique design and the pretty wood colors and grains. Well done!

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 04:41 PM

Thank for comments people! Hope see your works soon.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#9 posted 10-03-2013 02:32 AM

Interesting design – I love ‘borrowing’ interesting ideas.

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#10 posted 10-22-2013 06:14 AM



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