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Project by SPalm posted 08-26-2009 03:09 PM 3597 views 22 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This looks to me like a rope running through the board.

I just had to try it. The entire cutting board is from one piece of walnut from my scrap bin. I took pics along the way to show how I did it.

Picture 2 shows the piece of walnut after the first rip. Note the sapwood on the left hand side, and the woodworker’s triangle to keep the pieces marked for location. The next couple of pics show how the pieces came together. I kept track of the original placement in the walnut so the grain would be the best match. Every other piece is alternated top to bottom, etc. Glue-up was a bugger. I built it up two rows at a time as the placement of the sapwood had to been unique for each row. I used a piece of marble as a flat reference.

Below is a small board put together with a few left over scraps. The wood on the side is cherry.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 08-26-2009 03:45 PM

Hey Steve these are really cool good job very nice design

Hey LARRY look at this.

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 03:59 PM

pretty cool, that rope effect looks 3D, somewhat hypnotizing (OK.. gotta stop looking…. NOW)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 08-26-2009 05:25 PM

Great stuff, Steve! One day I’m goint to muster the patience to try something like this. The problem is that it just isn’t compatible with my need for instant gratification.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Andy

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#4 posted 08-26-2009 05:32 PM

This is GREAT! I love the subtle tones and repeat patterns.You put a good deal of thought and planning in this,and it would make a nice box too :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Walnut_Weasel

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#5 posted 08-26-2009 06:38 PM

This looks great. I need to learn how to do this one of these days!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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mfike

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#6 posted 08-26-2009 07:16 PM

That’s really cool, I’ve never seen one like that. Good Job

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 08-26-2009 07:20 PM

Thats a beautiful cutting board! Great use of grain, colors and pattern!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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spanky46

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#8 posted 08-26-2009 07:29 PM

I like it very much!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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reggiek

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#9 posted 08-26-2009 07:34 PM

Very nice…great pattern….and nice colors….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 08-26-2009 09:19 PM

Welcome to the “Think outside the box” club.
Very nice work.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Karson

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#11 posted 08-27-2009 12:20 AM

Great looking board. Nice pattern matching.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#12 posted 08-27-2009 04:37 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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woodworm

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#13 posted 08-27-2009 06:13 AM

Splendid!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#14 posted 08-27-2009 06:40 AM

this is really something !

it.s to late to think about it now ,
so i have it favorited to look at tomorow .
great work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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blackcherry

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#15 posted 08-27-2009 01:27 PM

Durable and beautiful , the secrets of Mother Nature. Nice work Steve and thanks for posting…Blkcherry

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