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Project by RunningDan posted 08-14-2010 08:31 PM 1694 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was thinking about designs for end grain cutting boards, and I figured I could make these pretty easily. As with my last board, the woods are purpleheart and maple.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 08:45 PM

I like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 08:49 PM

Oh my! Another design to drool over! Great job on theboards!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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RunningDan

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#3 posted 08-14-2010 09:21 PM

Thanks

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#4 posted 08-14-2010 09:33 PM

Way cool design I like it a lot.

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#5 posted 08-14-2010 10:01 PM

Good thinking! I like that.

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#6 posted 08-14-2010 11:45 PM

Looks good what’s the secret?

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 03:28 AM

Cool design, and the woods go together nicely!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#8 posted 08-15-2010 04:08 PM

nice design, great choice of wood :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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RunningDan

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#9 posted 08-15-2010 05:27 PM

As for the secret, First I glued up a bunch of square rods that were half maple and half purpleheart. Next, I had to glue up 4 hunks (since the boards are symmetric down the middle). Then all I had to do was slice the hunks into slats (turning them 180 degrees for the opposite side) and glue them up.

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mike5753

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#10 posted 08-16-2010 02:00 AM

Hate to ask but I have wasted a lot of paper trying to match the design, can you give a bit more detail.

Thanks

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RunningDan

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#11 posted 08-17-2010 12:25 AM

Mike,

Check the 4th picture. I hope it explains better how I got the design. In step 1 I glued up pieces that were .75” by 1.5” in order to get a 1.5” by 1.5” square for the cross section.

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coolcat51

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#12 posted 08-22-2010 09:22 PM

A”maze”ing design! I love it. Would love to see a video on how you did it. Charlie. http://woodprojectplans.net

-- Charlie, North Carolina, http://woodprojectplans.net

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RunningDan

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#13 posted 08-25-2010 02:39 AM

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get a video together about this any time soon… but we’ll see.

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