My Version of the Chaos Cutting Board

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Project by BoardSMITH posted 10-04-2014 02:01 AM 2539 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a rule I don’t usually try different designs preferring to stay with the tried and true professional grade designs that have worked so well in the past. So with a little extra time in the shop I decided to give this design a try. Instead of using just two different species of wood, I choose four, maple, mahogany, cherry and walnut. We glued the initial two blanks then cut and glued the pieces an additional four times which resulted in the two boards. The original maker used scraps, I choose to use first quality wood. If I were to make them again there are some procedures I would do differently.

-- David

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 03:35 AM

Wow that’s fantastic.

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 05:19 AM

Wow very creative, definitely attention grabbing.

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 01:15 PM

Outstanding! Definitely a one-of-a-kind board. I’ve made some intricate boards, but never approached this.

How about a tutorial for us?

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 02:38 PM

I like the look very different!

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 07:52 PM

Welcome to the club… not many attempt the chaotic board…Nice interpretation..

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 12:21 AM


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#7 posted 11-09-2014 12:42 PM

I thought Mahogany was not a “choice” wood in cutting board making.

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#8 posted 11-09-2014 01:55 PM

Mahogany is a much better choice than some of the exotic woods the builders here on LJ seem to be so fond of.

-- David

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