|Project by dustbunny||posted 06-14-2009 11:36 PM||4422 views||13 times favorited||15 comments|
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.
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