Weave Cutting Board

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Project by Nick_Osbourne posted 07-28-2010 12:33 AM 8299 views 23 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a “woven” style cutting board. This one is for my girlfriend’s mother, so I hope she likes it. I have made a couple of the checker board style boards and looked around on this site for more ideas and found this. The woods used were ash, cherry and walnut.

Needless to say I am happy with the results, but I will not be doing another board like this one for a while. Too Frustrating!

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 01:06 AM

Nick, Great job on your first “woven” style cutting board. I really like your combination of woods. The ash really gave a nice look with the cherry and walnut. Very nice and I’m sure your girlfriend’s mother will love it.

-- John @

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 01:43 AM

A very beautiful cutting board! I look at it and think “apple pie”!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 01:51 AM

Very nice. The colors are just warm. And the workmanship is top notch.

I really like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 02:02 AM

Really nice, you have motivated me to try something like that. Even though it’s not radical, I really like the color scheme you have going on there. Did you follow anyone’s suggestions or instructions or just make it up on your own?

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 02:24 AM

really nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 03:18 AM

Good results on your first try. In the future to help make this pop try to match or keep the grain flowing in the same direction. Paying attention to grain orientation really puts a board like this over the top. Good job.

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

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 03:57 AM

After I made my first one, I said I would never make another.
I have sold two more since and have three on the glue up board today.
The first one I made I had some grain direction issues,
Now I know what to watch for when gluing.

You did a fantastic job on this one,
Try it again, it gets easier the more you do : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 07:15 AM

very impressive

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#9 posted 07-28-2010 11:47 AM

Very nice board.Good 3D effect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-28-2010 07:33 PM

Nick, I know what you mean as “Frustrating”. I am in the middle of making one for my wife and my blocks are off about 1/64 of an inch and I dont have a sanding station. I tried to sand them down with a belt sander clamped to a work bench but that turn out not to be the way to go. I guess I am going to have to by a sanding station to get this right. I also learned not to cut the blocks with a “chop saw”. Next time doing it on the table saw. Ah we all live and learn!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 07-29-2010 02:24 AM

Thanks for all the nice words. I gave her the board and she loved it. Dust bunny, it was actually your board that inspired me to make this one.

I did try to keep the grain in mind, but I think in the glue up I mixed some up because I was trying to work fast.

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 03:17 AM

Awesome job on your cutting job, looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 07-29-2010 03:47 AM

Thanks Nick : )
It is really easy to get the pieces flipped around,
the odd thing is it is never noticeable until the glue dries…LOL
Can’t wait for more of these from your workshop : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#14 posted 09-17-2010 03:11 AM

First off, GREAT WORK. Is there a step by step or useful info on LJ for me to make one of these.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#15 posted 09-17-2010 04:21 AM

Yeah I was inspired to do this from Dustbunny’s board and Tony’s explanation helped a lot. Hope this helps!

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