Wrench end grain cutting board

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Project by swensenj posted 11-08-2015 11:49 PM 1157 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an end grain cutting board I made for my dad as a gift for retirement from a career as a automotive technician of about 50 years. It measures about 8×12 the woods used is walnut, Peruvian Walnut, Purple Heart, Cherry, Maple, Ash & Birch. Name is burned into the wood.

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 12:02 AM

Dang – that’s the coolest cutting board I’ve seen in a long while. It’s going to be a treasure. Your Dad will love this.

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 12:53 AM

Very clever design. Could you briefly describe the process of getting the wrench into the board? I’m envisioning building the wrench separately and then bandsawing an opening, gluing it up and sand and finish, but I’d like to hear that from you.

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#3 posted 11-09-2015 03:15 AM

I bet that took a while! But it was worth it – great result!

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#4 posted 11-09-2015 03:54 AM

As both a former wrench turner and a woodworker; I do ery much like this project! Great idea and construction!

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#5 posted 11-09-2015 07:51 AM

This just went into my favorites! That looks like a lot of work with the wrench “inlay” and all. I bet your Dad loves it. Great job!

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#6 posted 11-09-2015 11:02 AM

Holy cow! I just got into making unusual cutting boards and this one just blew me away.
It was great even without the wrench inlay. I know how much work this was and i just have to favorite this today!


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#7 posted 11-09-2015 02:28 PM

Couldn’t get any more unique than this. Great everything, beautiful

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 03:50 AM

it took several templates in paper, plastic & wood before I got a wrench that I was happy with. Then using a router template bushing I cut up two cutting boards but the bit didn’t go all the way through the board. so I removed the pieces with the scroll saw staying on the waste side of the groove. Then a flush trim bit in the router table cleaned it up for a perfect fit.

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