fww cutting board

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Project by Antti posted 01-20-2014 03:47 PM 2073 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this cutting board following the instructions in fine woodworking magazine. Cant say it worked like a charm, as I had to scrap the other one. Didn’t have access to bandsaw and when cutting along the routed groove with my jigsaw, the blade bent so much that it went “outside” the groove on the other side of the board. For the same reason, I didn’t get to cut this board from the planned area, and thus the design of the strips is now more or less random (I had a longer board and I planned to cross cut it in half, but now I had to cut out the bad areas and this was the “residual”)

I might try to rescue the other one by routing a groove twice as wide along the ugly seam. Or just cut some coasters from the good areas…

The wood is maple, with walnut strips.

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 05:51 PM

This one came out real nice. My condolences on the other one but I am sure you will resurrect it into something.

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 06:46 PM

Having tried this..
It is not as easy as it looks

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 10:43 PM

I am going to have to try one of these boards. well done

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 02:06 AM

Not too shabby! I am partial to this type of board as well! I did a few as Christmas presents this past year. I like the shape of your board as well.

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 04:22 PM

It turned out really good. Like the maple and the walnut inlays are cool accents. Great save and great job!

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#6 posted 01-26-2014 01:44 AM

Despite the setbacks this is a gem. Nice work, especially for a guy doing this with a jig saw!

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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