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Project by dustbunny posted 1894 days ago 4152 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a hair brain idea a while ago to try a quilted star pattern in end grain for a cutting board. After much planning and some throw away pieces, I finally produces this. Purpleheart, walnut, and hard maple. Pictured is the before mineral oil bath and after. The board measures 12” x 12” x 1 1/2”.

I had a major glue up screw up with this board. I decided to glue up the star first instead of doing a row by row glue up. What was I thinking !!!.... Anyway the glue up and clamping caused shift in the pieces, and as I worked outward it compounded the error. In trying to resquare my mistake, I lost two of the point tips of the star and one point fell short of the border. I have glued up the angle cut blocks for another try at this pattern. I have three people who want to buy one of these boards, thankfully they are in no hurry for them.

This board I’m giving to my mother, only a mother could love it with all the mistakes.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com





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lew

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#1 posted 1894 days ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is really neat!! And the mistakes?—What Mistakes???

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Spoontaneous

1304 posts in 1956 days


#2 posted 1894 days ago

Well, if your mother doesn’t want it…..... I really like the idea of using quilt patterns for the cutting boards. Cool work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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scrappy

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#3 posted 1894 days ago

Another very nice board. Love the quilt pattern.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1894 days ago

Hey Lisa
Looks good to me, nice design. well done

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gjd

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#5 posted 1894 days ago

This might be a project in my future. My wife is an avid quilter and this would make a great gift. Thanks for posting.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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jack1

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#6 posted 1894 days ago

I like it. Great pattern.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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darryl

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#7 posted 1894 days ago

it looks great!
I had to really look for the so-called flaws you mentioned… I think you did a fantastic job.

and you learned something for next time! it doesn’t get much better!!

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Brad_Nailor

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#8 posted 1894 days ago

I really like this design..I think I might have to give it a try!

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degoose

6993 posts in 1981 days


#9 posted 1894 days ago

Nice to see some different boards here.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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NedB

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#10 posted 1540 days ago

so how did the other ones turn out?

btw, quilters often have the same issues with points!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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dustbunny

1149 posts in 1921 days


#11 posted 1539 days ago

Ned,
They got tired of waiting and took other boards I made.
I have never made another one of these boards. I might though…

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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AngieO

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#12 posted 753 days ago

I love this. My mom is a quilter. I’d love to make her one of these.
Curious as to how much you were going to sell it for?

I can’t see the flaws. We are our own worst critics. Looks great!

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Nates02gt

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#13 posted 639 days ago

This is an AWESOME board! I have made a few simple cutting boards but am planning on trying my hand at an end grain one for my wife. This pattern is perfect. Could you explain how you cut the triangles? Thanks!

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chuckinwv

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#14 posted 499 days ago

Lisa,
Just like everyone else, I love this pattern too. AWSOME ! I’ve been an avid fan of woodworking for years, but have only recently been able to make anything. I’ve made two cutting boards and a box so far (will post pics later). I really liked both projects, especially making the cutting boards and would love to make yours. How did you cut the triangles? It looks as if you’ld have to square them oversize, then cut the diagonals or you’ld loose too much in the cut waste. Again since I’m new any tips would be greatly appreciated !!
Thanks.
-chuck

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dustbunny

1149 posts in 1921 days


#15 posted 499 days ago

Thanks chuck !
If you look at the pattern closely it is done using squares made from two triangles.
I did a review on some clamps “here
It shows how the “blocks” are done in two strips of 45 deg cuts glued together then cut to thickness.
Hope this helps,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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