Random "8-Bit" End Grain Cutting Board

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Project by KnotCurser posted 09-19-2010 05:52 PM 4351 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned work – A co-worker fell in love with a previous version of one of these I did for my sister ( ) and wanted one of her own. I couldn’t do an exact match so I decided to double the amount of pieces this time.

Woods used this time are Black Walnut, Cherry and White Oak.

This board is TOTALLY random and contains 192 inch square pieces – all cut and pieced individually. I do create a template so I know how many pieces of each species to cut. As usual I have purposely not followed the template entirely – ONE piece is not to plan. Anyone care to figure it out??? You can use pics one and two to compare…........ ;-)

Board measures approx 12×16 inches and is a tad over 1 1/4 inches thick.

Finish, as always, is three soakings of pure mineral oil.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 09-19-2010 06:02 PM

Love the trinary design of this. Templates are meant as a guide, in my experience.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 09-19-2010 06:21 PM

Nice, looks like tetris :)... That’s simple you skimped on the oak in the right lower corner, and used walnut instead (actually I see two places, one three pieces diagonally from the bottom one :P)... What did I win? :P Beautiful cutting board, got to make me some end grain cutting boards soon :)

-- Jani, a Neanderthal woodworker in Sweden.

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#3 posted 09-19-2010 06:28 PM

It’s the front, right hand corner piece of walnut, the one a couple cubes to the right of your brand.

Cool board!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 09-19-2010 07:22 PM

”This board is TOTALLY random”
I think some would beg to differ with you on that Bob.
The Chaos Theory says even in disorder there is order….somewhere.
I was trying to find the order in this board,
but kept getting distracted by it’s beauty !! LOL

Nice work : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#5 posted 09-19-2010 08:43 PM


You are very correct – I did sneak in two changes! Both substituting walnut for oak. Good eyes!

Your prize, should you decide to accept it, is the two pieces of oak that I saved! Give me your address and shipping charges to Sweden and we will see how long it takes to get to you there in Linköping. :-)

I think you can make a nice pair of dice out of them…....

Thanks all for the compliments!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 09-19-2010 08:54 PM

Glad you followed my advice and kept it simple… LOL

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 09-19-2010 10:06 PM

Hey Bob, That’s a good one.
You can sure tell if your table saw is true. And it looks like it is.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 09-20-2010 04:20 PM

Looks good!
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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