Bottle Tesselation End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by HoarderBoarder posted 06-09-2016 03:26 PM 1621 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some new end grain cutting boards for wedding gifts.

I wanted to make something different and unique, and after hours of searching online, I think I can say these are one of a kind, and maybe the first of their kind.

The “bottles” are walnut and cherry, bordered by maple. Boards are about 12” x 18”, 1.5” thick.

I learned a lot from this project, especially how much I need a router table. Trim routing from the template I made onto the cutouts was a little rough. And don’t get me started on the template. Getting that thing perfect took a long time, if I could go back and do it again, I’d pay the $80 to have a template made from a CNC machine or from a 3D printer, it’d be well worth it.

Hope y’all enjoy, and I hope this inspires many of you as you have done so for me.


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#1 posted 06-09-2016 03:32 PM

I must agree, I’ve never seen anything like it. And I bet that pattern had to be absolutely perfect to get the glue line to disappear.

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#2 posted 06-09-2016 04:19 PM

those are really creative! Nice job on aligning everything.

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#3 posted 06-09-2016 05:58 PM


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#4 posted 06-10-2016 01:59 AM

Nice board. It is easy to see that the template must be spot on. No doubt a tricky thing to do.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works anyway.

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#5 posted 06-10-2016 02:11 AM

Very original and creative.

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#6 posted 06-10-2016 12:56 PM

beautiful, well done

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#7 posted 06-10-2016 03:58 PM

Beautiful work. Has a neat “old world” kind of look about it.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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