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The Big Alaskan Cutting Board

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Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 07-01-2018 04:47 PM 690 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was asked to build a cutting board by an old coworker; as soon as I saw the back splash for his kitchen, it hit me. The Big Alaskan measured out at 23 1/2” long by 13” wide by 2” thick; by far the biggest board I’ve built yet! I still haven’t received any action shots of this board as he’s afraid to use it; he says it’s too pretty to use.

-- Jake





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-01-2018 06:20 PM

Very neat board.

I would not have had the patience to glue that all up.

The Not yet used—AKA—(scrap) box must now be empty.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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sras

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#2 posted 07-02-2018 02:20 AM

Tell your friend that unscratched cutting boards are sad. They were created for a purpose and they feel lost when unused. :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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sras

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#3 posted 07-02-2018 02:20 AM

Very nice board – by the way.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#4 posted 07-02-2018 03:09 AM

Thank you for the kind words; I just messaged him, he says he will send me an action shot and he loves using the board.

-- Jake

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#5 posted 07-02-2018 05:03 PM

Nice work Jake, a cut above … pardon my pun.
How long did it take to create the pattern?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#6 posted 07-04-2018 05:47 PM


Nice work Jake, a cut above … pardon my pun.
How long did it take to create the pattern?

- oldnovice

I was actually completely random with this board and simply tried to mix up the pieces by size and species. The patterns were made up from three separate glue-ups with every other similar piece flipped end for end. Once that was done it was a matter of laying out each group and gluing them up. It may sound confusing but if you watch mtmwood’s videos on YouTube you’ll understand what I am trying to say.

-- Jake

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