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I was able to knock out a few boards this morning. I should say board patterns because nothing is glued up yet. Used Hard Rock Maple, Walnut and Paduak. The Paduak is pretty but messy. Iíve tracked red all over the shop and I think I inhaled enough dust for one more board
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Looking good!!! How do I get on that gift list. LOL

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Looking good!!! How do I get on that gift list. LOL
Iíve seen your work Kenbo and my boards will not be in the same league. I also bought some 8/4 stock in the same 3 woods to make some end grained boards but I havenít started on those.
I would have made a little more progress if I had a decent planer. My sniping PC has really got me aggravated.

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Those are looking really good! I can't bring myself to use Padauk on a board. It's either too pricey or I'm too cheap, not sure which. I know which one my kids say...

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Those are looking really good! I can't bring myself to use Padauk on a board. It's either too pricey or I'm too cheap, not sure which. I know which one my kids say...

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My Paduak cost less than the Walnut. If you want to see pricey, check out Ebony.

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Nice! Should be dang pretty when they're done. Cutting boards always make nice gifts for people. I'm just always too lazy to make enough of them to go around. If someone needs a gift I just reach into my big ol' bucket of chopsticks and fish out a pair. Quick and easy to make but if it's someone I know needs a real gift then a cutting board is a much better option. I made a large end grain one with a knife drawer underneath it for my cousin's wedding. It's not Paduak though, I'm still too cheap for that! I couldn't bear to see it get marred up. I definitely want to see them when they're done.

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Iíve seen your work Kenbo and my boards will not be in the same league. I also bought some 8/4 stock in the same 3 woods to make some end grained boards but I havenít started on those.
I would have made a little more progress if I had a decent planer. My sniping PC has really got me aggravated.
First off, every member here on this site is just as good at woodworking as I am. No matter how good your work is, there is always someone that is better and your skills are truly only measured by how much you like the work you produce. I personally think that your work is excellent. As for the snipe....I would start off by adjusting your in-feed and out-feed tables and making sure that they are perfectly parallel to the planer bed. If the snipe is still bad (because some machines are just prone to this) you might want to save stock by running cheap stock through the planer at the same time. 3/4" wide strips is all it takes and they should be longer than your good stock. Place a strip of cheap wood (the same thickness as your cutting boards) on each side of the good wood that you want to plane. Then allow the longer cheap wood to enter the planer first with the cutting board in between the cheaper boards. The cheaper boards will be the first thing and the last thing to be cut as they will be longer than the stock you want to plane. What this does is keeps the planer rollers on a level plane so that your cutting board is always supported by both sets of rollers instead of being allowed to be sniped when one edge of the board leaves the one set of rollers and wanders upward into the blades causing the snipe. The snipe is transferred to the cheap wood instead of the good wood that you wish to plane. It might be a suggestion to save on the more expensive good wood that you are using. I hope I explained that so that you understand.
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My Paduak cost less than the Walnut. If you want to see pricey, check out Ebony.
Seriously?? Now I have to ask, where are you getting your Padauk? Of course, by the time I pay shipping to NW LA, even from Dallas, the wood just got more pricey.

We used to buy small boards of exotic woods when we had a MINI and made regular trips to Dallas for service but we switched to a truck so we can haul lumber, so no reason to go to Dallas now.

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First off, every member here on this site is just as good at woodworking as I am. No matter how good your work is, there is always someone that is better and your skills are truly only measured by how much you like the work you produce. I personally think that your work is excellent. As for the snipe....I would start off by adjusting your in-feed and out-feed tables and making sure that they are perfectly parallel to the planer bed. If the snipe is still bad (because some machines are just prone to this) you might want to save stock by running cheap stock through the planer at the same time. 3/4" wide strips is all it takes and they should be longer than your good stock. Place a strip of cheap wood (the same thickness as your cutting boards) on each side of the good wood that you want to plane. Then allow the longer cheap wood to enter the planer first with the cutting board in between the cheaper boards. The cheaper boards will be the first thing and the last thing to be cut as they will be longer than the stock you want to plane. What this does is keeps the planer rollers on a level plane so that your cutting board is always supported by both sets of rollers instead of being allowed to be sniped when one edge of the board leaves the one set of rollers and wanders upward into the blades causing the snipe. The snipe is transferred to the cheap wood instead of the good wood that you wish to plane. It might be a suggestion to save on the more expensive good wood that you are using. I hope I explained that so that you understand.
Excellent explanation and I understand fully. My little bread box Porter Cable planer does not have rollers on the bottom so running the sacrificial lumber in front and behind is about my only options. The little planer also does not have a vacuum hook-up so it makes a mess while sniping my lumber. This is what you can expect when you buy cheap. :frown2:
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Seriously?? Now I have to ask, where are you getting your Padauk? Of course, by the time I pay shipping to NW LA, even from Dallas, the wood just got more pricey.

We used to buy small boards of exotic woods when we had a MINI and made regular trips to Dallas for service but we switched to a truck so we can haul lumber, so no reason to go to Dallas now.

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I bought from Brazos Forest Products in Grand Prairie, TX.
This place is huge and has more inventory than other local hardwood suppliers.
They have hardwoods in the rough but much of the lumber is planed with one straight edge. Other places charge me $40 to plane the first 100 ft. They also let me pick out my lumber and cut it in lengths to go in my SUV at no addition charge. There are places closer to me but I like Brazos. Over the years theyíve had at least 4 name changes.
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