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Project by KellyFratzel posted 12-23-2015 07:45 PM 1393 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I had kind of a last minute Christmas gift I wanted to make, and I decided to do a basket weave cutting board. It’s comprised of curly maple, walnut and chakte kok. I needed some guidance, and a quick google search led me to a tutorial done by none other than a relative of mine back east. Thanks cuz!!!

I don’t have a planer, which is a huge, colossal bummer. But I was able to rig a jig that allowed me to use my router to smooth the surface sufficiently. After that, it was just a matter of going over it with the orbital. I guess a planer is my next investment.

Here is a link to the tutorial, if anyone would like to give it a go.

http://www.homeconstructionimprovement.com/basket-weave-cutting-board/

-- Ron Swanson is my spirit animal. -Kelly Anne





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 07:47 PM

Way too pretty to actually use. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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JimRochester

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 08:50 PM

Very nice job. This one that’s been on my to-do list for a couple years. You’re inspiring me.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 11:59 PM

When it’s this nice it wold be very difficult to take a knife to it. It’s beautiful!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 04:18 AM

Great Work!

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#5 posted 12-24-2015 06:48 AM

After reading the instructions on the link that you provided, working without a planner just to prepare the pieces is a real challenge. Great job, keep up the good work.
Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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deon

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#6 posted 12-24-2015 12:21 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 12-24-2015 02:37 PM

Kelly, this is a beautiful cutting board and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Kjuly

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#8 posted 12-24-2015 02:51 PM

Well done. That’s how it works. As our skills grow so does the tool “wish list”.
Great job.
Keith

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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#9 posted 12-24-2015 05:06 PM

beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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