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Project by Mary Anne posted 05-14-2010 12:35 AM 2561 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple & Walnut, 18×12

I made this a couple of months ago – my first nice cutting board. I am happy with the way it came out even if it didn’t come out the way I intended. This was also my first experience at gluing up a lot of pieces at once. 18 didn’t seem like a large number when I started out! But once I got the glue on them and they started slipping and sliding… LOL Have you ever noticed the wood slides all over the place but your fingers stick to everything?

Originally, I was going to match the grain, putting it back the way it was when I cut the strips. Well, that didn’t work out. The next thing I was going to do was a couple of diagonal slices and flip the pieces. Then I noticed the two center slices were swapped. Oh well, few people would notice any of this if I did’t tell. So I don’t!! :)

Last picture is Angie passing through… I have a lot of projects to do before I run out of models to pose with them.





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ellen35

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#1 posted 05-14-2010 12:41 AM

Great cutting board… I love this design.
I made one in maple and purplheart – popped like crazy.
However, your wood combo is my favorite.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 12:41 AM

That’s a beauty. Nice pattern.

Piece of advice: Never decide how you want it to turn out until it’s finished.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 12:48 AM

Hey Mary Anne thats one cool board love it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 12:58 AM

Very nice. I can relate to this cutting board since I did a similar one recently. Here is the one I did – - http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26724

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

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#5 posted 05-14-2010 01:09 AM

I like the variations in the colors. how they get bigger and smaller…thanks for sharing

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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dakremer

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#6 posted 05-14-2010 01:29 AM

I really like the look of this!! I’ve still yet to make my first cutting board….there is a lot of inspiration for me on LJs….this is definitely one of them!! Thanks for posting

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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dustbunny

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#7 posted 05-14-2010 01:38 AM

There is nothing more domestic than maple and walnut.
You did a great job on this board; what mistakes, I don’t see any mistakes.
Looks like you planned it !

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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poroskywood

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#8 posted 05-14-2010 02:11 AM

Maple and Walnut, two great tastes that taste great together!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#9 posted 05-14-2010 02:27 AM

Good job MaryAnne!

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woodpeckerbill

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#10 posted 05-14-2010 03:50 AM

We are all our own worst critics!! Nice job on the board. Great choice of woods.. good proportion..and a beautiful finished product! You go girl!!
Bill

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mafe

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#11 posted 05-14-2010 08:30 AM

Thats a really cool board, I like your design a lot.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Cher

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#12 posted 05-14-2010 09:12 AM

Mary Anne that is definitely a nice cutting board

-- When you know better you do better.

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degoose

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#13 posted 05-14-2010 10:05 AM

As many boards as I have seen I never fail to appreciate a well crafted board.. This is definitely a favourite design.. simple, elegant and a great combo of timber…you should be proud.. welcome to the club… LOL…

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 05-14-2010 10:07 AM

Nice one Mary Anne

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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lumberdustjohn

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#15 posted 05-14-2010 01:02 PM

great job!
Nice contrast in wood.

Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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