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18" Walnut Lazy Susan

I just started this project but thought I'd post a couple of photos before it is finished. This will be a round end grain Black Walnut cutting board about 18" diameter and 1.5" thick. I cut and milled all the stock yesterday and today and tonight we glued up the sticks. Before we started glueing I drew a layout in CorelDraw so I wouldn't waste any precious Walnut.

This is the board for the project - 4/4 rough, 12" wide, a bit over 8' long. The specification is for all heartwood so the little bit of sapwood on this board will go on other cutting boards or projects -


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All the pieces glued up for the night. We used Titebond III even though it isn't a cutting board, just a Lazy Susan, mainly for the longer open working time. That's a lot of sticks to glue up if they start tacking right away!


And I had an opportunity to take an artsy shot prior to glueing the sticks together and I don't like to pass those up -


I probably won't have time tomorrow - busy day at church - but next I'll take these out of the clamps, surface lightly on the drum sander, then cut into strips about 1.6875" which should allow me a nice 1.5" finished thickness.

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Nice, how was church?
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so far so great...
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Nice, how was church?
Fantastic! We've got a new Worship Pastor in view of a call and he's really, really good! Leads choir and band like he knows what he's doing... I think it's because he does. Sings pretty nice, too. Almost like a David Phelps clone if that were to ever be possible. Got another full day today with him so the Lazy Susan will get picked back up tomorrow.
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I kinda of like to focus on furniture type projects for the design and execution challenges they tend to provide. BUT....about 6 weeks ago, the wife and kid talked me into doing some cutting boards and lazy susans' to sell. I have to say, after having done about 18 or so of em, so far. I've found it quite enjoyable. The level to which one can push the design and execution challenge is really unlimited. Even a simple, straightforward cutting board, when done well has quite an appealing quality. I look at these kind of projects with a much more appreciative eye now.

Not to mention that B/W picture is simply outstanding!!

Nice goin' David!
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I love it when folks give a running account of the projects they're doing. Some of us don't readily absorb a large amount of information in one sitting, and it's nice to be able to contemplate each step before being presented with a new installment.

I really like your ideas for this project, and it was very nice of you to include the cutting diagram. Thanks.
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I also would have used one of the better glues for a glue up like this, not for the drying time but to use a better glue as this type of joining needs to have the best chance to stray together. N
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Had a few minutes before heading back to church and cut the boards into strips. We just set them sort of in order how they came off the saw but we'll probably move them around, flip some 180°, etc. Also, I decided to cut them first and then run through the drum sander. It's a lot easier handling a bunch of small strips than trying to get a really large panel flat. We might get a chance to sand them after church tonight.

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Looks good and the running account with photos is most appreciated. I've just started on my 1st cutting board and it is proving to be an intersting proceess.
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Looking good. Glad church went well!!
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