|Project by SPalm||posted 08-18-2009 07:39 PM||5306 views||31 times favorited||29 comments|
This was different for me. I had never tried this with endgrain before. I have had a chuck of walnut lying around for years. It had sapwood on both outside edges that crept into the middle. So I ripped it into 5 strips. The two outside strips (flipped) became the inside of this cutting board, and two of the middle strips became the outside of this board. I kept the beautiful center strip for another day.
They are about 12 inches by 11 inches, and 1 inch thick.
The maple, cherry, and Spanish cedar were added for width and color. My original intent was to flip every other strip for that woven look. Well, it did not work out so well, and basically looked hideous. So I went with just lining ‘em up. One board bookmatched all the way, and the other slip matched with a book in the middle. I need to plan this stuff out better.
I have some other gnarly boards that I now have some motivation to study and see how I can use their defects on cutting boards. Endgrain adds some interesting challenge to it.
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