Tumbling Block Cutting Board With Handle

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Project by Mr. Budster posted 02-26-2010 03:48 AM 4679 views 22 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another tumbling block board, made from Black Walnut, Cherry, and Hard Maple. It’s about 13” wide, 15” long, and 1.25” thick. The board’s handle is biscuited on, the sides are routed, and it has 3 coats of salad bowl finish.

I included some pictures of the new jig I made for this. I’m still experimenting with these, and haven’t really found a way of cutting / gluing these together that I am satisfied with yet.

I’ll try and post a blog on this when I find a method I’m happy with.

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#1 posted 02-26-2010 03:59 AM

That is beyond cool. I could stare at it for hours.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 04:03 AM

This is very nice and very intriguing. I swear I am going to figure out how to do this.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 04:08 AM

Very Nice Cutting Board. Something unique.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 04:22 AM

That is absolutely AWESOME. The more you look at it the more it changes. Thanks for sharing. Mesmerizing

-- It's not the breaths U take but the moments that take your breath away !!

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 05:32 AM

Another winner…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 02-26-2010 06:55 AM

You did a great job on that. I haven’t tried anything like that yet, but I do want to try it soon. Seems to me like every step requires attention to detail.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 01:02 PM

I love these! This is the next type of board I’m making great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 02-26-2010 01:07 PM

great work

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#10 posted 02-26-2010 03:46 PM

well done i havent made a face grain tumbling blocks in awhile seeing yours makes me want to go back and makes some.
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 04:18 PM

Thank you for posting the last pictures, They completely explain the process of building this type of board.
I need to make a few more and this type will be perfect.
Great looking board.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 07:50 PM

Working on one of these also.
Have not gotten the angle perfected yet.
Glue up also is a pain…

Your looks good.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#13 posted 02-26-2010 07:57 PM


-- Dreaming patterns

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#14 posted 02-27-2010 03:59 AM

Wow, one day i will atempt to try to make a cutting board like that.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 04-03-2010 09:27 PM

Nice jig Budster. A blog on it’s use would be a real bonus.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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