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Yup, Yet Another Cutting Board - My 14th, but who's counting…....... ;-)

About a year ago, I made a board for my Sister and while she loves it, she wishes that I had added a "Juice Moat". She lives a couple of hours away, so I can't just take the board back and cut a well into it.

So, I did the next best thing - built her another board - this time with a juice well.

I'll either trade her outright or let her borrow this one for a while and modify hers. Either way, I end up with a nice board out of it and she gets her Juice Moat. :)

Board measures roughly 12×15 1/2 inches and is just shy of 1 1/4 inches thick.

As the title says, I used Cherry and Walnut for the entire pattern.

Oh - if anyone's wondering there are 247 pieces to this board.

It already has one coating of Mineral Oil and will get two more before it's considered "Done".

Enjoy!

-bob

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Nice, how did you make the "Juice Moat" like that? Was it just router stops or a CNC?
 

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Are you saying that you glued 247 separate pieces together ?
 

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You're addicted, aren't you, Bob?
 

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Sweet. Terrible disease you have.

Board looks great. Nice design. That took some planning.
Pretty fancy blood moat. Any tips on how you cut it?

Steve
 

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Pete and Steve,

The Moat was done on a router table with simple pencil line "stops" - I used a 1/4" round nose bit and ran it around two times so I could get the little ridge down the center of the cut. Maybe I'll do a quick blog on this as I don't really see much in the way of how-to's on routing evenly spaced grooves…............ That way I can get some of the experts to comment on the proper way to do this. :)

Dusty56,

If you wish to believe that I glued up 247 separate pieces you may certainly do so. ;-)
I'm crazy, but I'm not THAT crazy…...... Take a look here:
http://woodworkerszone.com/wiki/index.php?title=End_Grain_Cutting_Boards

Martyn,

Of COURSE I'm addicted - aren't we all? BTW, how many boxes have you made just in the last month, my friend? ;-) If this is an addiction, it's one I'm happy to have!

-bob
 

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Very nice, Bob! I love the detail around the edge. Nice combination of wood, too. I love both cherry and walnut.

Sheila
 

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True, Bob, true. I'm addicted to boxes.
 

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LOL, No , I was going to suggest a much easier method than single pieces…..
I was just wondering why you stated how many pieces were involved if you hadn't done them individually, and why you counted them as individual pieces.
You might be leading newbies down the wrong path if they wanted to make a similar board.
I was wondering if my eyes were seeing double grooves or not…thanks for clarifying it for me.

Keep up the nice work and thanks for the how-to link : )
Happy Father's Day if it applies to you.
 

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Keep going and you will catch up…
Like the juice groove~!
 

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Larry, I could start building a board per day and I STILL would never catch up with you. :)
 
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