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Project by Mip posted 06-05-2016 07:07 PM 1317 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made three of these cutting boards using this design, one for my nephew as a wedding present, one for my church’s auction, and one for a lady at church who was outbided at the auction. This one was for the auction earlier this year. Other people here have made boards and posted instructions, so I just looked around, chose the one I liked, and made it. Thanks to all who supplied instructions for these boards, spalm comes to mind as one. Made with maple, cherry, and walnut, finished with Mahoney’s walnut oil. One thing I found out was that instead of using clamps and a jig to glue the sticks before slicing them to final thickness, I cut them to about six inches long, applied glue, and rubbed them together to spread the glue. When I rubbed them together, I could feel the glue getting tacky, so I lined up the edges, and set them aside to cure overnight. Works like a charm. I read how to do this in one of Dale Nish’s woodturning books when he was making a stave bowl. I also just sanded them to sixty grit, I didn’t spend to much time sanding to finer grits. Good enough for my tastes. Thanks for looking, hoe everybody likes it.

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 08:19 PM

Great design, Paul.
Have you met ? He cuts all the pieces by hand.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 09:03 PM

great job and thanks for the tip this is one im working on

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 10:18 PM

That is a real neat design.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 10:30 PM

Good job and looks great.

I love not over clamping things. Several boards I did had very little clamping used.

Keep it up,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 10:49 PM

Making 2D look like 3D is almost an art form, good job!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 06-05-2016 11:32 PM

I wonder if that kind of optical distraction is a good thing for a cutting board? :-)
Amazing work !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 06-06-2016 01:35 AM

My brain is mush now, that board is mesmerizing. Great work.

-- Andy Smith

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#8 posted 06-06-2016 02:45 AM

It’s a good thing you showed that final picture or we would still be wondering how anyone could balance something on one of those little ledges and cut it! LOL

I love the board and would love to try one, but I think those angles are just too complicated for my abilities. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 06-06-2016 03:41 AM

Thanks for the comments, and this thing made it to the top three! I guess I might get more comments. Johnhutchinson, I don’t know if this design would make somebody cut their finger using it, but I know I did go crosseyed while sanding it.
Lightweightladylefty, it’s not as hard as it looks. Pronouncing your screen name is harder for me. LOL. The angle is 60 degrees, and rip all the sticks down so that both sides are chamfered, and that they oppose each other. SPalm has fome great directions on making one of these; go to his page and check them out. The last picture is to show how thick it is. Besides, I CAN cut something on the edge; I’m good like that! Yeah, right.

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#10 posted 06-06-2016 03:48 AM

Mip, I did read the tutorials. That’s why I know it’s too complicated for me! I can’t get a 45 ripped right, so I’m pretty sure I couldn’t get the double 60s. I’m sure the jigs help a lot, but I’m not sure I’m into that much work! I’ll just enjoy looking at the pictures!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 06-06-2016 04:40 AM

John, I see your point, maybe something being cut will fall into depths!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 06-06-2016 06:06 AM

Fantastic work! I can see why it made the Top 3. A 3D board is so eye-catching. One like yours is on my To-Do list. I just hope I can make one half as nice as yours and I’d be happy. Keep ‘em coming.

-- TT

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#13 posted 06-06-2016 07:22 AM

Greta 3D effect, realy mindblowing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-06-2016 04:05 PM

It’s a beautiful cutting board with a great pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#15 posted 06-10-2016 02:45 AM

Never get tired of seeing nice cutting boards. This one turned out well. Classic pattern.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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