My first Cutting Board - Snakes

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This is an end grain cutting board Approx. 230×340mm 24mm. The pattern is one of my own, Snakes. The materials are American Black Walnut and Maple. The quality of the Maple (which was just what I had on hand) was not good, with a lot of darker wood in it, hence the slightly blotchy finish to some areas of the pattern.

The construction method is blogged here

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

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#1 posted 06-07-2010 06:17 PM

I enjoyed your blog on this board it’s really is a fantastic work so well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-07-2010 06:20 PM

Looks great Martyn


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#3 posted 06-07-2010 06:21 PM

Outstanding! Like Jim, I too enjoyed your blog. Now, can you use this technique to spell words/names no in the board?

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#4 posted 06-07-2010 06:44 PM

Yea! It looks fantastical.

Good job Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 06-07-2010 07:11 PM

Outstanding. Thanks for posting.

-- Tom, Grove City, Ohio

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#6 posted 06-07-2010 07:23 PM

Indeed a work of art!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 06-07-2010 07:24 PM

Wow. Great design and execution on your cutting board.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 06-07-2010 07:28 PM

Martyn, I almost didn’t think it was possible to see something “fresh” in the way of a cutting board, but you have proved me wrong!

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

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#9 posted 06-07-2010 07:31 PM

WOW thats one artistically layed out cutting board
I love it!

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#10 posted 06-07-2010 07:36 PM

This is really looking great…

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#11 posted 06-07-2010 07:37 PM

Inspirational & creative. Outside the BritBox. Or in? Thanks

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

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#12 posted 06-07-2010 07:49 PM

Fantastic! Gotta try this one…......... I can’t believe we haven’t heard from degoose yet! :-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#13 posted 06-07-2010 07:56 PM

That is phenomenal and original… fantastic job Martyn!

The blog was also well done, with the descriptions and pictures spelling it out for us in plain (and proper ;) English).

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#14 posted 06-07-2010 08:15 PM

Reminds me of Escher’s work. Looks great.

-- Kate,

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#15 posted 06-07-2010 08:33 PM

Excellent cutting board. Very impressive…

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