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Project by JoesBetterHalf posted 12-04-2014 03:36 PM 2124 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a custom order a few weeks ago for three argyle cutting boards. I had made three previously for the same guy so I thought I could remember the exact dimensions of the boards off the top of my head. After cutting enough squares for the three boards (plus extra for another board I was going to make for my dad), I realized I had cut the squares too small. Instead of making them 2”, I made them 1.75”. I recut all my squares but then I was left with enough for four boards.

Here are two of them. The other two middle sections are still in clamps but will be completed as soon as I feel brave enough to head out to the cold garage.

The first has walnut with cherry center squares, the second is cherry with walnut center squares. Both have intersecting purpleheart stripes. The side pieces are made with maple, peruvian walnut, spalted maple, and purpleheart.

For anyone who hasn’t seen my instructable on how to make these, you can find it here:

argyle cutting board

Thanks so much for checking out my latest project.


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#1 posted 12-04-2014 03:51 PM

Nice to see a different cutting board pattern.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 03:55 PM

Those are great

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 03:59 PM

Thank you! Definitely a PIA to make though!


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#4 posted 12-04-2014 04:12 PM

looking good. I should start posting my stuff here again haven’t in years

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 05:33 PM

Pretty cool! Argyle can be a hit or miss thing—I like it though. Read your instructable and I can see why you say it is a PITA. Lots of edges and glueups to keep square and point-to-point. Trying to think through how you were able to do this while you said you cleaned up the edges after glueups. Seems like cleaning each up would induce more variation that would impact alignment of the next glueup.

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 07:10 PM

I was feeling pretty good about the boards I was making last night till I saw this…. Very nice and defiently a nice design. Good for you to show others how they are made…. Excellent Work…

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#7 posted 12-04-2014 08:05 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 12-04-2014 09:26 PM

Awesome job, like the Instructables you did as well. great job. Paduak is one of my fav’s. Love that part about 3 kids plus husband LOL. I think my wife would agree with that statement. Great projects.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 12-05-2014 01:18 AM

Love the cutting boards! I’m going to attempt argyle in the near future because I like it so much. I thank you kindly for the instructions.

Would it be presumptuous to call you the Queen of Argyle?
There Is a beautiful Scottish song that jumped into my head.

And if you could have seen her there
Boys if you had just been there
The swan was in her movement
The morning in her smile.

All the roses in the garden
They bowed and asked her pardon
For not one could match the splendor
Of the queen of all Argyle.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 01:34 AM

nice to see you posting again. as usual, beautiful job. love the color combo

-- wiser1934, new york

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 06:27 AM

Very Nice Project and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#12 posted 12-05-2014 07:10 AM

Beautiful wood – beautiful pattern. One of the coolest I’ve seen.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-05-2014 11:01 AM

The Queen of Argyle. Sounds like an honour you deserve. Your pattern is still on my list of boards to try.
Well done!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#14 posted 12-05-2014 02:14 PM

Thanks, Eddy. I haven’t posted much this year. Joe said I should start posting stuff again.


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#15 posted 12-09-2014 03:22 PM

Beautiful boards would you honor me by sharing your homemade oil/wax mix recipe.


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