The Elusive Woven Board

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Project by poroskywood posted 05-31-2009 08:15 PM 4254 views 24 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my favorite Cutting board and I’ve been wanting to try one. This is a project I owe directly to LumberJocks, and degoose Thanks! I had a lot of fun making these up and it was a real lesson in accuracy mostly cutting on the crosscut sled. They are roughly 12” square and are made from Curly Hard Maple, Walnut and Cherry. I can see how the combinations of wood could be endless and I will probably change it up on future boards. Helpful tip: It took Two 30” glued up strips of the Maple and Walnut and one Cherry to make one board (I ended up with enough for three so I went a little over board). The first board I did had a few tiny gaps so I fine tuned my sled and the next two came out tight and nice. I used a homemade thin strip jig to rip the HM and Walnut I got the idea here Thanks David my jig was a little cruder. Glue up consisted of 16 bar clamps, one bottle of Titebond III, and six beers all in honor of the Chairman! Turns out there is a simple way to glue these up but I just had to make it difficult for myself.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 08:20 PM

Hey Scott
Wow that’s a real beauty . You used some of that great figured wood you sell. very nice and well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 08:45 PM

Scott, this is a nice board. It certainly does look like it would be a challenge and I have been meaning to do one of these as well. So thanks for the inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 08:56 PM

Beautiful Grain Pattern. Great job Scott.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 09:32 PM

looking good !
you and larry should both be proud .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 09:34 PM

Nice! What’s the simple way?


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 10:00 PM

Scott, you have done yourself proud!!! Is ‘curly hard maple ’ the name of ‘your’ band lol And you got a three for one! Fantastic choice of timber and well made even if you had to use the 16 clamp and 6 beer method.. Your joints are very tight and that shows the craftsmanship that goes into a good, no, great woven board. Thanks Scott, and David too..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 05-31-2009 10:08 PM

A great looking board. and thanks for The “Degoose” man for his tips.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 01:03 AM

Looks almost too good ! I thought it was a Christmas present when I saw the picture :-)) I wanted to open it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-01-2009 01:19 AM

Very nice job. Great looking board. The wood grain & combinations look fantastic.

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#10 posted 06-01-2009 02:30 AM

Great looking boards… It’s great to see people sharing info like this…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#11 posted 06-01-2009 04:20 AM

SWEET LOOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be making these for some x-mas present this year….great work and as always thanks for sharing….Blkcherry

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#12 posted 06-11-2009 09:43 PM

Scott, these turned out beautifully. Amazing work. My wife (after seeing these) is starting to get what woodworking is all about. She’ll never become an LJ, but she enjoys looking over my shoulder and asking me why I can’t works of art like these. I tell her that I need more power tools and garage time. To which she replies, “ok nevermind.”

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#13 posted 06-11-2009 10:03 PM

Very nice! A man with patience for sure.

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