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Quiilted Maple Cutting Board & Damascus Chef's Knife

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Project by FJPetruso posted 07-12-2014 08:05 PM 669 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Quiilted Maple Cutting Board & Damascus Chef's Knife
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Some time back I latched on to some highly figured Quilted Maple that was supposed to be guitar backs. I laminated a few strips of maple for the body of the cutting board, milled it & then laminated the 1/4 inch thick Quilted Maple to that. I picked up a beautiful Damascus Chef’s Knife at Woodcraft & made slabs for the handle out of some nice Curly Maple making the knife match the cutting board. Both the knife &cutting board are finished with butcher block finish.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"





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#1 posted 07-12-2014 09:09 PM

Love figured Maple. You did a great job with it

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 01:32 AM

Very beautiful, both of them.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 07-31-2014 04:00 PM

Really nice work. They both look beautiful. I love the idea of laminating a veneer on a cutting board. It’s a great idea! For all of the hundreds of cutting boards that I’ve seen on LJ, I’ve never seen anyone do this (or maybe I just wasn’t aware of it).

You’ve really got me thinking now. It’s 10 times easier to do lamination vs end-grain or multipiece glue-ups in terms of effort, and it looks like a million bucks.

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