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Diamond Checked Cutting Board

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Project by shredkeenan posted 12-07-2008 07:48 PM 3479 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cutting board – I based it on the Wood Whisperer method, but with a twist. I ripped the first pieces on angle. IMO it looks a lot cooler than a plain checkerboard, although the first glue-up is a little more difficult since the pieces try to slide against each other.

Hard Maple and Purpleheart, 10”x12” and 1.25” thick.

Finished with mineral oil and wax.





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CedarFreakCarl

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#1 posted 12-07-2008 07:57 PM

That’s a great cutting board. I really like the design. I might have to give that one a shot. Thanks for posting!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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TraumaJacques

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#2 posted 12-07-2008 09:05 PM

Great looking board. I am with Carl I still have a few christmas presents to make and short on shop time this would be great. Thanks.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 12-07-2008 09:23 PM

Cool. I like it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Karson

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#4 posted 12-07-2008 09:30 PM

Yes a great design. Just don’t go to use it after a few drinks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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newTim

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#5 posted 12-07-2008 10:32 PM

Very cool. Can you post the dimensions of the milled stock? What angle did you use to rip it?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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TedM

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#6 posted 12-07-2008 11:18 PM

Cool!

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Joe

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#7 posted 12-07-2008 11:20 PM

LOL that is great. Everyone asks me to do that and I haven’t got the guts.

-- Joe Corbett www.rockerbrandguitars.com 239-303-0101

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shredkeenan

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#8 posted 12-09-2008 06:39 AM

newTim,

I started with 6” wide pieces of 8/4 lumber and milled it down to 1.5” thick, and then ripped the strips at around a 70 degree angle (no rhyme or reason to that, just eyeballed what looked right).

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woodworm

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#9 posted 12-09-2008 04:13 PM

Very beautiful cutting board!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 08-12-2009 07:35 AM

SWEET board : ) thanks for sharing the drawings !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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