LumberJocks

Stair-step cutting board

  • Advertise with us
Project by WoodenSoldier posted 11-22-2010 06:24 AM 6852 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a few months since I’ve actually been able to complete a project. This one feels like it’s been done for months but I hadn’t put the trim on it or finished sanding it so it was just kind of in limbo during my move and new shop setup.

It’s an end-grain cutting board based on the design (and how-to blog) of SPalm. I used maple, walnut, and narra (I had a lot of it lying around).

Turned out pretty well after I fixed a few of the mistakes. Of the cutting boards I’ve made, this will be the first I actually keep. I’m going to christen it on Thanksgiving when I cook dinner.
Thanks for looking, and thanks to Steve for the awesome design.

-- Create something everyday.





23 comments so far

View longgone's profile

longgone

5688 posts in 2702 days


#1 posted 11-22-2010 06:31 AM

Really nice cutting board…It looks too nice to cut on..it seems like it should be w wall hanging. I built a teak and walnut cutting board years ago and my wife made me turn it into an end table before it had any cuts on it

View Jonathan's profile

Jonathan

2608 posts in 2444 days


#2 posted 11-22-2010 06:35 AM

Yes, I’d said this can be held in as high a regard as numerous other similar boards posted on LJs, and I mean that in a good way. There are a lot of fantastic, far-fetched, and avant garde patterns/boards on this site for inspiration.

I’d say you’ve done a fantastic job here, no matter what your intentions were.

Here’s to a Happy Thanksgiving with your new end grain board!

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

View wseand's profile

wseand

2754 posts in 2436 days


#3 posted 11-22-2010 06:47 AM

Its a real beaut. Love the pattern and combination of woods.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

View tomakazi's profile

tomakazi

684 posts in 2677 days


#4 posted 11-22-2010 07:36 AM

very nice!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

View peteg's profile

peteg

3784 posts in 2217 days


#5 posted 11-22-2010 08:45 AM

Boy you enjoy a challenge, that turkey is going to feel just fine on that board, great job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

5247 posts in 3276 days


#6 posted 11-22-2010 02:56 PM

WooHoo. That is just beautiful.
I love the frame around it.
That is one of my favorite designs. Kind of optical, but not too much.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

16592 posts in 2499 days


#7 posted 11-22-2010 03:09 PM

Very cool cutting board. It is so 3 dimensional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing your work!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Goddahavefun's profile

Goddahavefun

166 posts in 2353 days


#8 posted 11-22-2010 04:30 PM

Nice board mate !!!
Great choice of wood , they compliment each other well !!

thanks for sharing !!!

enjoy your turkey !!!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

View cjsolo's profile

cjsolo

24 posts in 2293 days


#9 posted 11-22-2010 04:35 PM

The only thing missing is a Q-bert figurine.

REALLY nice work!

-- Raisin' grain with blood, sweat, and tears

View rowdy's profile

rowdy

375 posts in 2836 days


#10 posted 11-22-2010 04:38 PM

Nice, very nice!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

View 4thumbs's profile

4thumbs

153 posts in 2540 days


#11 posted 11-22-2010 04:42 PM

Great choice of lumber, and nicely done!

-- 4thumbs in MO

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

22554 posts in 2260 days


#12 posted 11-22-2010 04:45 PM

That is a spectacular cutting board. Good job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View mmh's profile

mmh

3661 posts in 3116 days


#13 posted 11-22-2010 04:56 PM

Beautifully executed. The walnut border also adds a nice finished look to it.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View KDO's profile

KDO

145 posts in 2163 days


#14 posted 11-22-2010 05:01 PM

Great looking board.
Great combination of colors.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11800 posts in 3082 days


#15 posted 11-22-2010 08:43 PM

The 3D effect is awesome !
Some times they appear to be blocks or steps and other times square holes to me .
(Might be my meds though) LOL
Great color combo : )

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

showing 1 through 15 of 23 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com