Ying and Yang Boards

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Project by DuaneEDMD posted 01-03-2010 08:13 PM 1979 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello to all the LJ’s out there viewing. What does Ying and Yang mean to me??? I thought of this cutting board design. The basic design is from our good friend Larry (who I am sure has inspired many on this site) with some of my own ideas thrown in. The design and build allow for two constrasting yet complimentary woods to be blended into a very attractive cutting board (Ying and Yang component one). When it comes to cutting and blending the woods, the design calls for gentle arcs. These gentle curves play against the overall rectangle form of the board (Ying and Yang component two). When I was arranging the endgrain, I bookmatched the pieces to create a mirror image. I hope the grain pattern comes through well in the pictures (Ying and Yang component three). The final Ying and Yang component is that this design produces two boards that are “identical opposites” of each other. It might not be the most techincally challanging build but I feel it does contain many Ying and Yang components that play of each other well. Thanks for looking.

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 08:41 PM

looks good

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 08:41 PM

duane ,
these came out very nice ,
there are an unlimited possible ways to do
’ cut and switch ’ .

well done !
good luck in the contest .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 08:42 PM

Great looking board.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 08:44 PM

Great looking boards. The grain looks great.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#5 posted 01-03-2010 08:57 PM

Beautifull, I love the way you did the curves.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#6 posted 01-03-2010 08:57 PM

Beautiful boards!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 01-03-2010 10:20 PM

beautiful boards and one of the first things I noticed as I looked the the images was the use of the wood grain in your design.
The write-up is wonderful and i am impressed by the number of Yin Yang effects that you have included.

Bravo. A job well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 01-03-2010 10:22 PM

Nice look. cool lines. beautiful grain. I give it a 99.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 10:25 PM

looks good


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#10 posted 01-03-2010 10:30 PM

These look great. Keep up the good work!

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#11 posted 01-04-2010 12:29 AM

I am very happy that you have taken this design and made it yours… well done…Truly a yin and yang board.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 01-04-2010 03:04 AM

excellent work, love the grain patterns. great write up also

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