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Project by PurpLev posted 1490 days ago 2770 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a long time of no shop time I finally was able to put together several short sessions to get this one made. I finally feel like a real LJ!

During school I always doodled, and esp. in math/physics classes I used to play along with the squares in the notebooks. In particular I used to draw this magen-david (star of david) a lot, and after seeing so many cutting boards on LJ, I always wanted to put this concept into a board.

This project didn’t work as easily as planned, and I faced the need to fix and alter the pieces on practically every step of the way, but I think it turned out well. if anyone is interested I can start a blog showing the progress of this board.

I’m glad how it came out, although the process was tedious working with so many small parts. definitely learned a lot of lessons for upcoming projects, and got good practice on each and every step.

The board is made of maple and cherry, both are food safe. Glue used was Gorilla Wood glue which is also FDA approved for food related items. The third pictures is shiny as it was taken just after applying mineral oil on.

For additional pictures of the before-during-after and the build process you can check out the build blog right here.

Thanks for watching,
Peace!

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 1490 days ago

Sweet. Heck yeah, I’d like a blog.

It looks really nice, I love maple and cherry. I like it.
(And it looks like you did a good job on it too.)

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1490 days ago

Neat board, Sharon.
Whatever work you put into it really shows in the final product.
Ellen

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

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poroskywood

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#3 posted 1490 days ago

Top shelf design and execution.

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

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Lenny

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#4 posted 1490 days ago

Great looking board Sharon. I’d say the effort was worth it and if the creator and executor says he is happy how it came out then who can argue with that. So glad you got some shop time my friend.

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

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cranesgonewild

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#5 posted 1490 days ago

Good job. I’m becoming a big fan of cutting boards, since I’ve been on LJs. Definitely, do a blog. I’m always interested in the building process of a project. Especially the ones I’d like to copy. lol

-- I'm a Fungi --

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1490 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone.

a blog will be posted later on.

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

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degoose

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#7 posted 1490 days ago

Welcome to the club…

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

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1490 days ago

Very cool. I wish I had the patience all you cutting board guys seem to have.

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 1490 days ago

I love it. A super design that makes you look at it because it’s actually complex and subtle at the same time.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Gerry

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#10 posted 1490 days ago

Nice looking board, Sharon. Thanks for sharing.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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Gary Fixler

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#11 posted 1490 days ago

I always want a blog! It looks really great.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 1490 days ago

Sharon …it looks great , my friend !!!
I’m glad to see some new work from you and happy that you enjoyed your shop time and how your project came out so well : )
Peace
Len

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jack1

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#13 posted 1490 days ago

Quite different from others. Neat.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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PurpLev

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#14 posted 1490 days ago

Thanks everyone for the warm comments – except for the ‘cool’ comments – those were….well…. cool :)

FYI, I just started a blog on this build which can be found here

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

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BertFlores58

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#15 posted 1489 days ago

PurpLev is Sharon. Now I know who is you. Well done with your board. I have same experience, when you alter the course, it makes a lot of revisions to do. I like the blog of this so I will learn what revisions have you done. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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