Celtic Knot End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by high734 posted 10-29-2015 06:21 PM 2503 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first time posting and I wanted to show (off!) my newest cutting board that I designed and made for an upcoming wedding present. I am newish to woodworking, slowly building up my shop equipment (actually currently building a new house that will contain a future shop as well). Last Christmas I decided to try my hand at making some end grain cutting boards for presents. I made several of the basic pattern that is shown everywhere and eventually went beyond the basic and made some weave patterns and a few others. But I wanted to make something special for the upcoming wedding and a Celtic knot was fitting for the couple to be. I researched and looked around the internet for one that I could follow but there really weren’t any out there that were end grain. This forced me to design my own. I used CBDesigner to get the look and feel that I wanted but there were some problems that I needed to address. In particular the board design was for a large board 19.5” x 19.5” x 2”; I don’t have a thickness planer that can handle 19.5” or a drum sander which meant I had to improvise. In any case here is the final product made of Cherry, Purpleheart and Hard Maple. I am happy with the way it turned out and I hope it gets plenty of use!

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#1 posted 10-29-2015 06:29 PM

Very nice design, looks great.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 12:12 AM

This is a beautiful board. Surely a great wedding gift. Great job!

-- AJ

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 02:59 AM

This is be the one wedding gift that won’t go into the back of the closet – it’s gorgeous!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 04:01 PM

Nice job getting the daily top 3. That is a great design!

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 05:26 PM

This board is just amazing!!! Spectacular wedding present. I hope the couple keeps it as a family heirloom.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#6 posted 10-30-2015 06:29 PM


-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#7 posted 10-30-2015 10:35 PM

Really nice design…

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#8 posted 11-10-2015 03:24 AM

Daily top 3 design. Good work.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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