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Project by newguy posted 09-04-2007 03:16 PM 1777 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve built a number of these todate. Purplehart and hard maple. I watched the wood whisperer make them. Pretty neat. My first was done without a planer lots of sanding.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#1 posted 09-04-2007 03:26 PM

great design.

Love these cutting boards!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 09-04-2007 04:24 PM

Good job Fred. I made a cutting board out of the same combination, except I did not go with the end grain or checkerboard effect. I love the way the Purpleheart and Maple compliment each other.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#3 posted 09-04-2007 07:37 PM

Beautifull! Two of my fav woods! Sweet job considering no planer


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#4 posted 09-04-2007 08:13 PM

Very cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 09-04-2007 08:19 PM

Thanks, it was “Sort of Fun” to do. After the first one it has actually become a little less complicated to remember the sequence of events to get the checkerboard effect. Believe my second one (which will be in our Kitchen) had more than a few flaws in the checkerboard. Can’t give the mistakes out as gifts…...

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#6 posted 09-04-2007 08:21 PM

Great Cutting board. A nice design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 09-04-2007 08:23 PM

Very nice cutting board!

Do you plane the end grain after glue up? Is that what you meant by “lots of sanding?”

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

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#8 posted 09-04-2007 09:47 PM

haha no mistakes as gifts… I’d end up with dozens of cutting boards for my home and none for gifts!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 09-05-2007 02:32 AM

Yeah, Moma always gets the boo-boo’s. Got a house full of ‘em. Great looking work, Fred.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 09-05-2007 02:41 AM

Nice job Fred. What did you use for finish?

-- Dave J. Eagle, ID

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#11 posted 09-05-2007 02:47 AM

Hey Fred … looks really good. Cutting boards are always a fun project !!

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

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#12 posted 09-05-2007 03:29 AM

Terrific piece Fred. Subtle grid changes really make this board stand out. Thanks for showing it to us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#13 posted 09-05-2007 05:03 AM

Sweet woodworking

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#14 posted 06-19-2008 03:04 AM

beautiful pattern…...what did you use for finish on these nice boards ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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