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  • #16696
    Charles Cleland
    Participant

    Enjoyed this project so much I did parts of it twice…or one could say I just thicknessed the tenons incorrectly the first time πŸ™‚

    Made from Red Alder, and oiled with plain old vegetable oil. I added some stick on feet to the underside, as the boards had some knots on that side. I sealed the knots and places where my draw bore pegs weren’t perfect with epoxy to avoid any places that bits of food or bacteria might hide.

    Washington State, USA
    My own humble blog:
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    #16699
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Nice one Andy what a beautiful colour that vegetable oil made it. πŸ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #16704
    david o’sullivan
    Participant

    that came out well Andy, nice job

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #16711
    Eddy Flynn
    Participant

    top job Andy i bet that will fit in well in any kitchen

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #16717
    cpetersen1970
    Participant

    Looks good, Andy. Somewhat ashamed to say (as a chef by profession) that I haven’t yet attempted this project…had my hands full with some other stuff and gifts with a time crunch. But I will!

    #16720
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    Well done!
    I know that it’s a lot of work to make but the exercises in it are so worth it. I recently made a table using bb-ends and love the way it looked. It was a variation on the one we did with wwmc but used three draw-bore M&T’s in the joints with two hidden M&T’s on either side of the protruding centre tenon.

    #16727
    Charles Cleland
    Participant

    Is it just me, or do the joints look tighter, the finish smoother, the corners rounder in this picture? I think I might have found the fixall for woodworking projects…medium rare chuck eye steak πŸ™‚

    Thanks everyone for all the positive comments. I’ve always liked the way bread board ends look, hiding most of the end grain except in the places where a craftsman let it show.

    Washington State, USA
    My own humble blog:
    http://toolsofourfathers.wordpress.com/

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    #16730
    jgust747
    Participant

    looks great Andy, the steak too. πŸ™‚

    Dallas, Texas

    #16731
    John Poutier
    Participant

    Very nice Andy; the craftsmanship is superb.

    John

    Yorktown, Virginia

    #16733
    Charles Cleland
    Participant

    @paul-sellers

    Paul, thank you for noticing. The table you mention sounds wonderful, and reminds me of a question I’ve had for a while and haven’t found an answer to. When making a bread board end with multiple mortise and tenons, how does that affect wood movement? In the cutting board there are only two boards that are free to expand outward as much as they need to from the single side that is pinned, but with a wider tabletop that isn’t necessarily the case. Do the mortises that aren’t in the center need to be oversized in width to allow for side to side expansion/contraction? And is that why you used hidden (not through) tenons for those joints? Or is there some other reason?

    Thanks, it really is nice to see you have time to be somewhat active in the forum again, I hope you are enjoying your time at home.

    Washington State, USA
    My own humble blog:
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    #16739
    dborn
    Participant

    Looks great! My first attempt, not so good. From the pictures I can hardly see any gaps in the draw bored pins..

    #16741
    David Gill
    Participant

    Andy
    First class job, as I am close to completing my board, I know what a challenging project this is.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #16742

    Great work Andy) Thanks for posting)

    Toronto, Canada

    #16743
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    You really worked out and answered your own question, which shows that you understand the issues. Inside the mortises I cut the width 1/8″ wider either side of the tenon to allow for expansion and or contraction. If the tenons go though, the gaps look ugly and can look to the uninitiated as though your work is sloppy and inaccurate. This way gives you the full benefit of a through tenon strength and holding power without compromising the allowance for movement and you also have the neat appearance of a capped, captured or breadboard end.

    #16744
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    Fantastic work, Andy. Well done!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

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