Staggered Steps Endgrain Cutting Board

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Project by SPalm posted 06-28-2010 02:58 AM 13434 views 67 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this cutting board pattern last week while trying to come up with some kind of 3D design. This is the result. It is made out of walnut, cherry, and maple. I glued up the walnut sticks with mitered cherry and maple sides. I then routed notches along the length of these sticks. Next they were crosscut to the thickness of the board. Finally these pieces were glued together, sanded smooth, and oiled.

I wrote a build log here which details all the steps.

I look forward to seeing any copies or variations of this design.

Thanks for looking,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 03:11 AM

Fantastic cutting board, Steve. Send it to me and I’ll test it for you. :-)

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

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 03:21 AM

Wow Steve, I was staring at the pattern and I think I entered into a trance. That is a great board sir, thanks for the blog log I will have to attempt one of these for a Christmas gift this year.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 03:26 AM

Very Awesome!

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

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 03:27 AM

very cool. reminds me of the 80’s video game

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 03:34 AM

Great project Steve. It came out awesome! Thanks for the blog log, which I have favorited, if that is a word. I have never made a cutting board. Perhaps I will venture into that realm with this one.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 03:34 AM

Very nice board indeed. I too couldnt help but stare at the pattern and zone out for a sec.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 03:37 AM

definitely a very cool board!! The design is awesome! I wouldnt want to ruin the board by cutting on it! :)

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

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 03:51 AM

Really like the design. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 03:57 AM

One of the coolest boards

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 04:04 AM

Nice board, I looked at it and was just inspired!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 04:37 AM

Steve: What a wonderful board.

Great creation.

-- 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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#12 posted 06-28-2010 05:22 AM

You did a great job…Fantastic 3d work..

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#13 posted 06-28-2010 05:22 AM

very, very nice work. Love your choice of woods. I enjoyed the build log, too.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#14 posted 06-28-2010 05:24 AM

Great work Steve. You know, people make fun about all the cutting boards people post here but, I believe that Lumberjocks has advanced the art of cutting boards beyond anything you see anywhere else and this is a fine example of what I mean. Keep pushing the envelope you guys.


-- Jim

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#15 posted 06-28-2010 05:54 AM

Great work my friend, you certainly push the bar on this one, thanks for sharing all your hard work and accomplishment…BC

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