Joining the LVDT Club

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Project by GodofBiscuits posted 03-19-2014 07:53 AM 2071 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After years of woodworking and viewing hundreds of other LJ’s cutting boards on this site, I finally jumped into the LVDT club with a pair of boards. The boards were a good way to use up some pieces of scrap I’ve been hanging onto for quite some time now. I find it extremely hard to throw out any size piece of scrap. I made the first board for my girlfriend and made it using Maple, Cherry, Purple Heart and Sepele. The Second board was made for her best friend and is made up of Maple, Cherry and Purple Heart. Each board measures 12” x 16” and 5/8” thick. I would have liked to make the boards thicker but as I mentioned, they were made from scrap and the thickest scrap I had was 3/4”. Both boards are finished with Mineral oil and beeswax so hopefully they will last for years to come. I found some rubber feet at the local lowes that work nicely for these thinner boards and don’t make them sit up too high. Now to get back in the shop and start making a few more. End grain here we come. :o)

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#1 posted 03-19-2014 10:16 AM

Great job !.....The color contrast really caught my eye…..I’m sure your girlfriend and her friend will give you a big project to do list…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 11:54 AM

Jeffery, nicely dun, welcome aboard. It’s a great way to use up those scraps, and not so scraps. I stopped by your old homestead the other day and found out that you had moved. To a place that had a shop. GOOD JOB.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 05:32 PM

End grain allows any thickness you want. I like the color balance of these boards.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#4 posted 03-22-2014 12:01 AM

I really like the different woods you used, and your design. Very clean

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

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 03:42 PM

They all look great. The wood colors are stunning and they make great gifts. Well done!

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