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Old 06-09-2016, 06:08 PM   #1
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Bigfoot cutting board out....

never liked the stock cutting board in my B17CB...

I was lucky enough to score some 1/2" Teak plywood a while back (a "barn find" sort of)...they don't make stuff like this anymore...good both sides and no voids whatsoever!

I made an oversize sink cover with it (gets "trapped" by the faucet base and one cleat under)...for use as a cutting board it'll be flipped upside down...lots of different places to use the thing...this kitchen of mine is getting bigger all the time...LOL
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:46 PM   #2
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too funny.....

and just found one more spot...by accident....(almost looks "planned" it fits so well)...LOL
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:31 PM   #3
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I'm really impressed.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:57 PM   #4
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and just found one more spot...by accident....(almost looks "planned" it fits so well)...LOL
If you keep adding things like this, you're going to start ticking folks off
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:05 AM   #5
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Very cool. You're a genius.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:18 AM   #6
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Beautiful wood and craftsmanship. That certainly was a lucky barn find for that plywood. You made great special design features out of it, definitely pieces to treasure and enjoy each time you see them.

Deluxe A1 teak plywood is indeed a special order item and most certainly very expensive. Not something you would find in stock at a Marine lumber supplier. But if you ever get to Port Townsend, WA do go and take a warehouse tour at Edensaw Woods. One of my all time favorite places to visit.
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Francois,

Before you cut food on teak, you should google "teak toxicity", if you haven't already. Also, teak is not kind to cutting implements. It contains silicates that dull knives in a hurry. I'd recommend using a flexible cutting mat on top of the wood.

OK, that's my free advice for the day.

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Thanks Gord...

I'll look into both those points
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Francois,

Before you cut food on teak, you should google "teak toxicity", if you haven't already. Also, teak is not kind to cutting implements. It contains silicates that dull knives in a hurry. I'd recommend using a flexible cutting mat on top of the wood.

OK, that's my free advice for the day.

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Teak has been the most popular salad bowl wood choice for longer than my 65+ lifespan
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yeah....

kind of what I found out.....the "toxic" part is the sawdust/dust form...much like cedar and most hardwoods if what I read is to be beleived....still....I sprayed some Pam on the cutting surface part....and geez! did it ever make that side SHINE.....LOL...might just have discovered a new cheap hi-gloss oil for WOOD.....LOL
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That is a nice looking food safe finish. I can't say as I ever thought of using it that way.

You were barely creating enough teak sawdust to sneeze at since it was a veneer layer
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My comment was meant as cautionary advice. Be educated and make your own choice.

" You were barely creating enough teak sawdust to sneeze at since it was a veneer layer"

And guess what's under that veneer layer: urea formaldehyde, more than likely.

Do what you want.

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My comment was meant as cautionary advice. Be educated and make your own choice.

" You were barely creating enough teak sawdust to sneeze at since it was a veneer layer"

And guess what's under that veneer layer: urea formaldehyde, more than likely.

Do what you want.

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People who do woodworking on a regular basis actually do know enough about safety precautions to be wearing a respirator or at least a dust mask and use dust collection as they work. You have to give people who do a lot of woodworking some credit for knowing the basics. He is obviously not a beginner at it.

Gordon you do not want to take me on head to head with who is the more educated on safety when using chemicals. But you seem determined to do that so....

Not only am I a woodworker when I was at Boeing my job as a working lead included the responsibility for the hazardous waste and hazardous chemical program for a 600 employee work group. In addition to my own work group I was on corporate teams focused on those issues.

I had to be able to read and understand information from MSDS data as well as be able to obtain from those documents the knowledge of all of the required safety precautions for its use such as respirators, gloves, ventilation, toxic sentization prevention measures, etc. I also had to know to how to safely store and dispose of the over the over 1,000 different paints, adhesives, epoxy, solvents, etc, etc that were used in our production area.

I myself actually developed and wrote the current Boeing corporate policy on how to effectively reduce the amount of hazardous material waste in workshop areas without spending a lot of money.

In the inspections done by corporate health and safety and the EPA the very large building for which I oversaw everything related to chemicals used within it was the only one in the Everett facility with zero violations for health and safety as well as EPA and fire department regulations. So just maybe I actually do know what I am talking about because it was a profession for which I received more than a fair amount of education and training versus people who just find stuff on the internet. I neither over react or under react given the materials I am working with.

As to the formaldehyde issue. They don't typically use that class of adhesives in high quality marine plywoods, they are using other types of adhesives that are more reliably waterproof for preventing delamination in wet conditions. Part of the reason the cost of those plywoods is so high is because of those special adhesives versus inexpensive formaldehyde containing adhesives. I have been buying and using those types of marine plywoods purchased from specialty marine wood suppliers for the last 20 years so of course I had a vested interest in knowing what kinds of adhesives they were put together with.

In the last decade the lumber industry as a whole has moved away from those formulas of adhesives that have formaldehyde due to litigation and also because of strong consumer demand for more eco friendly products. Even the stores prefer not to have it in their warehouse spaces since the off gassing is strongest when the product is newly made and they have to take care because of legal obligations for the health and safety of their employees.

I am wearing my 3M brand, properly fitted to my size of face, cartridge respirator today because I am removing an area of the old plywood floor in my Campster. I also have long sleeves on my shirt, long pants and am wearing leather shoes. I will take a shower when I finish and wash my clothes separately from other laundry
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k corbin,

"Gordon you do not want to take me on head to head with who is the more educated on safety when using chemicals. But you seem determined to do that so...."

What????

I'm not trying to "take on" anybody, for anything. As I said, it's only cautionary advice. Everyone is free to do whatever they want to do to themselves as long as it doesn't hurt others. As a cabinetmaker, I was very interested in staying healthy, and still am.
Regardless of health concerns, sharp knives and teak do not play well together. Teak always wins.

Gordon

P.S. Francois did not mention "marine".

P.P.S. Try one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-Piece-Gripping-Flexible-Cutting/dp/B001FB59M2/ref=sr_1_8?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1465768151&sr=1-8&keywords=flexible+cutting+board.
Just roll it up and stash it someplace.
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