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Cutting Board Conclusion (Video No.3)

It’s been about a week since I filmed but, the final episode in my three-part cutting board series is finally online and ready for viewing:

I’ve taken on board some advice from Stu recently, with regards to the transitions between scenes, if nothing more at the moment. As I’ve said before; it’s all a big experiment for me. I am very aware that you can barely hear my voice towards the end of the video and, again referring to Stu’s comments, I’ll probably look at tinkering with voice-overs in future (at least, until I can a decent video camera with an input jack for a microphone – though, I’m sure the purchase of a 16-32 drum sander would push that one even further back down the list!!).

I hope you enjoy this final instalment and, if you’ve learned something new along the way then, I’m happy as well! 🙂 I am hoping to capture a couple of other short projects in video form throughout the summer [summer?!?] so, I hope you’ll also subscribe and keep checking back here for future updates.

Sorry that the gap between each post appears to be growing at the moment. I’m working a lot at the moment just to keep my head above the water and, where I haven’t got as much time as I’d like to be able to spend in my own workshop, I’ve discovered that the art of basic video editing can easily consume a lot of spare ‘workshop-time’!

Thanks for reading and for watching.

4 responses to “Cutting Board Conclusion (Video No.3)

  1. Lazy Larry 24/06/2011 at 21:49

    I like the way you scarfed out a recess for the handle with the forstner bit first.. before the router…certainly makes sense… overall I enjoyed your videos…Thanks for posting.. always nice to see how others do the job…

  2. Dave 25/06/2011 at 07:06

    Hi Olly,

    Thanks for posting this. I’m definitely going to follow this…. soon…

    Are there any timbers you would recommend? I was thinking purpleheart would be interesting… though I’ve heard it may be carcinogenic…. Any thoughts???



    • Olly Parry-Jones 25/06/2011 at 20:48

      Hi Dave,

      Thanks for your message, and for watching and reading.

      Personally, I’d stick to timbers that I know are ‘safe’ (namely beech, sycamore and maple). However, you don’t get much of a contrast at all between these species… I don’t know much about purpleheart myself but, I think that The Wood Whisperer might have used some when he made his popular cutting board videos a couple of years ago?

      I certainly wouldn’t use yew as that is known to be highly poisonous. I’d also avoid open-grain timbers like oak and ash, if possible. A close-grained species is what you want.

      Do you know what other darker timbers you have available locally to you?

  3. joeabbott 26/06/2011 at 05:09

    Thanks for posting this series, Olly. I like your approach … I’m learning a bit about woodworking, a bit about this particular project, and things about producing a video! 🙂

    As Dave said above, I will likely jump on a project like this soon. My wife bought some platter handles from Lee Valley and I think they might work well on a cutting board like you made.

I welcome your thoughts.

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