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Cutting Board Thats NOT an Optical Illusion

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1413 days ago 2586 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I’ve been working on about 5 or 6 different WW’ing projects over the last several months, I haven’t really completed much at all.
Well here is one that IS done. It’ll be a Christmas gift.
Maple and cherry with purpleheart. I see lots of cutting boards that look like optical illusions and are, IMHO, hard on the eyes. (Don’t get me wrong, I fully respect the work and accuracy that goes into those boards).
I wanted a little more straight forward design for this. Decided to put it on some anti-slip feet as well. Attached the feet with stainless steel screws. Finish is what I’ve used in the past for cutting boards, mineral oil with 100% pure beeswax mixed in, allowed to soak in for a few days, the wiped off. Oh, and FYI, the two dark spots you see in the light maple are a bit of spalting, not burn marks. Haha.

Hope you like it… comments welcome as always.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





13 comments so far

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Xtreme90

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#1 posted 1413 days ago

superb job ryan!

i really like the pattern and do agree with you that some boards do just confuse the eye. lucky lucky who ever recieves that board as gift.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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Manitario

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#2 posted 1413 days ago

beautiful cutting board!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Routerisstillmyname

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#3 posted 1413 days ago

I couldn’t cut anything on that. too gorgeous.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1413 days ago

Great board, intersting how you kept the grain pattern on all the wood in the same direction other than the dark wood. Was this your intent? Like the colors and flow nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SPalm

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#5 posted 1413 days ago

That looks great. Good job.
Simple is good.
I like the lift handles too. I just want to touch it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Norwegian

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#6 posted 1413 days ago

Great Cuttingboard.
Where did you obtain the antislip feets?

Jan-Arve

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway) http://www.masur.no

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 1413 days ago

looks great, I like the look of it.

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 1413 days ago

Fine board. The feet are a good idea.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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GaryD

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#9 posted 1412 days ago

Great job on the board. Love the grain pattern. Nice job.

-- 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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degoose

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#10 posted 1412 days ago

Simple … elegant… well executed…and it doesn’t make you cross-eyed..LOL

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

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Flemming

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#11 posted 1412 days ago

hahahah. love the title of the project :)
nice board my friend
good job

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

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Rick

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#12 posted 1411 days ago

Nice Cutting Board.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Michael James

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#13 posted 1410 days ago

Very cool. I need to do one of these one day. I’m pretty sure I’m still just a LJ Prospect until I’ve made one…

-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca

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