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Project by UncleStumpy posted 10-30-2015 08:51 AM 1294 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a bunch of cutting boards before this one, but this is my first try at something this complicated.
I made several checker board patterns and several with nice groupings of different color strips glued together which turned out super. I don’t know why I haven’t posted any of them – hmmm.

I saw something like this one somewhere on the Internet and decided to give it a try. Maple, Cherry and a mystery wood (African Mahogany?) with strips of Walnut in between. I believe the angle of the cuts was 15 degrees. I was actually surprised when the pieces when flipped over to make the zig zag pattern, lined up as well as they did.

I routed handles into the sides on the router table, signed the back and put on the butcher Block Oil and am very happy with the way it turned out! I actually already sold this and the customer wants little silicone pads for feet which I will install before I ship it out.

I include a small bottle of Butcher Block Oil with the cutting board and the customers seem to like that.

Now, on to a brick pattern cutting board!!!

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





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#1 posted 10-30-2015 09:40 AM

G’Day Ray, Now that’s stunning sir....love it….almost too good to use as a cutting or chopping board…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 12:01 PM

That is one spectacular cutting board- beautiful.
What glue do you use? In the past I have had failures of glue joints with just about every glue. My biggest idiocy was in making the design with pieces meeting at 90 degree angles. I did learn to not do that.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 12:33 PM

Great looking cutting board

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 12:36 PM

Wow Uncle!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 12:54 PM

Fantastic.

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#6 posted 10-30-2015 01:23 PM

Ray, that is really a cool cutting board.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 10-30-2015 01:25 PM

That is a real beauty. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 10-30-2015 02:17 PM

Super job. Makes me dizzy looking at it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 10-30-2015 02:56 PM

Awesome! I have to start making butcher blocks, they look fun.

-- 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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#10 posted 10-30-2015 04:20 PM

Whooo, whoo,

Daily Top 3!

Congratulations!

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#11 posted 10-30-2015 04:21 PM

That is beautiful. It would be a shame almost to use it.

Frank

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#12 posted 10-30-2015 05:15 PM

Thanks for the nice words everybody. You guys just made my day!

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

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#13 posted 10-30-2015 10:58 PM

Very well done : )

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

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#14 posted 10-31-2015 12:53 AM

Really looks nice

-- Terry

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#15 posted 10-31-2015 01:07 AM

Ray that is nice. It looks like the earth layers you see out west. Now what’s the story on the table its on? Looks like a spalted tiger maple to me. Did you make that?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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