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Project by jeepturner posted 11-09-2010 02:30 PM 3266 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, after joining LJ because I was looking for cutting board solutions, and making three end grain cutting boards, I wanted to try making one of these.
Thanks for the inspiration and the instructions. I wanted to thank LJ member McleanVA vor his well laid out instructions. I didn’t have time before running to work today to thank him by name.
So I finally put some pictures up, ones that were taken with a real camera.
The board is made from Hard Maple and Purple Heart.

-- Mel,





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CiscoKid

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#1 posted 11-09-2010 02:33 PM

It’s gorgeous. I like the beveled edge. Nice pattern too.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 11-09-2010 02:37 PM

Beautiful, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 11-09-2010 02:53 PM

Came out just super, hope it gets plenty of uses….BC

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#4 posted 11-09-2010 05:06 PM

Great job and a striking pattern.

I also like the grain orientation of the walnut.

-- 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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#5 posted 11-09-2010 05:32 PM

Wonderful design well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-09-2010 07:31 PM

Wow, just when you thought every unique design was already done….......

Great Job!

Degoose, here’s another one for the CB Club! ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#7 posted 11-09-2010 08:31 PM

Great job Mel.

So proud to see another one of these zig zags in the pile of LJ projects. Looks like you did a clean job on the alignment/glue up. Nice straight lines.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#8 posted 11-09-2010 08:45 PM

Hello Mel

A very good job with an original design

I like it

Your idea will certainly be copied ====> the success !!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 11-09-2010 10:33 PM

Hey, that came out very nice indeed!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#10 posted 11-09-2010 11:05 PM

hi great design nice chopping board

branch

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#11 posted 11-10-2010 01:35 AM

I just gotta make me one of these… I still have several of McLeanVA’s boards to post … I will add this one…
Nice job on the grain orientation…and I live the chamfered edge…

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

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#12 posted 11-10-2010 01:46 AM

That’s a new ‘twist’ on the zig-zag design. Great job! I always love seeing LJs new cutting board designs.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 11-10-2010 02:27 AM

Thanks for all the comments, and a special thanks for McLeanVa. I just took a picture with the phone camera this morning before running off to work. I just put the final coat of finish on it. After it is cured and buffed out I will take another picture with the “real camera” and add it to this post.
I made four cutting boards as Christmas presents this year and this was the last. I will be making one more board for the RV, but it needs to be a long grain board.

-- Mel,

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McLeanVA

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#14 posted 11-10-2010 04:38 AM

Thanks for the plug Mel. I’m anxious to see what the “real camera” will show. It’s a great looking board.

What finish did you use on it?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#15 posted 11-10-2010 05:44 AM

Unique and very well done : )

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

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