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"woven" cutting board in wenge, quartersawn white oak and honduran mahogany

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 08-26-2007 04:41 AM 21690 views 120 times favorited 65 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Board is 10 1/2×10 1/2
mahogany squares are 1 1/2 inches
longer pieces are made up of 1 1/4×4 1/2 inch oak with 1/8 inch wenge glued to them.

I used my drum sander and dial calipers to make very precise parts.

oak and wenge parts were glued together with titebond polyurethane glue and after these parts dried the entire assembly was glued together with “system’s three” epoxy darkened with golden oak anilyne dye powder.

After the expoxy set up the entire assembly was run through multiple passes in my 16-32 Ryobi drum sander at 80 grit. Later sanded with my random orbital to 180 grit , rounding over the edges with the sander.

Finished with mineral oil.

More photos at bottom of page. Scroll down ….

when you finish reading all the comments and adding your own ... if you are interested in making your own cutting board in this style, check out this HOW TO BLOG by TONY … it is a good method of work and makes this easier for some folks

http://lumberjocks.com/Tikka/blog/1878

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 08-26-2007 04:48 AM

Beautiful pattern.

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 08-26-2007 04:50 AM

I loved this pattern too. The first time I every noticed it was on TIMBER’S project. It stuck with me.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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bryano

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#3 posted 08-26-2007 04:54 AM

Wow Dan. I like the way the wood looks woven. very nice patern, whoever gets it will be lucky to have it.

-- bryano

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 08-26-2007 05:13 AM

Cool!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Marge

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#5 posted 08-26-2007 05:16 AM

Very nice

-- Marge, Colorado

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Jeff

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#6 posted 08-26-2007 05:18 AM

Almost to nice to cut on, no wait it is to nice to cut on, the pattern is amazing I don’t get how you did but it look great.

-- Jeff B.

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brunob

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#7 posted 08-26-2007 05:20 AM

Darn! Now I’ve got another project that I just have to try. Looks great.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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Jeff

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#8 posted 08-26-2007 05:43 AM

Very nice. I like the weave too. The wenge makes the pattern really pop.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 08-26-2007 06:10 AM

Hi Dan;

GREAT job!

Very good looking cutting board, the finest I’ve seen.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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MattD

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#10 posted 08-26-2007 06:21 AM

Really cool. There are just too many good ideas on this site.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#11 posted 08-26-2007 07:24 AM

I really like cutting boards. I’ve seen several very nice patterns here on LJ’s forum – but yours is the most visually appealing that I’ve seen. Outstanding pattern Dan.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#12 posted 08-26-2007 12:21 PM

is the flip side for cutting on??

Gorgeous
and one evening???

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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snowdog

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#13 posted 08-26-2007 02:05 PM

IT is to nice to cut on :)

I wonder how that pattern would be if you used the end grain for the cutting surface. Is there a link to the steps used to create the pattern? It makes my brain hurt just thinking about how it was created.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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TomFran

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#14 posted 08-26-2007 02:16 PM

Dan – that is a really amazing cutting board! It is truly one of a kind.

Whoever gets this can be sure that nobody has one like theirs ;^D

Thanks for sharing it with us!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Thos. Angle

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#15 posted 08-26-2007 02:20 PM

Really good work, Dan. Thanks for sharing

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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