Stair-step cutting board

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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 1370 days ago 5318 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.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 1370 days ago

Really nice cutting board…It looks too nice to cut 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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#2 posted 1370 days ago

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."

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#3 posted 1370 days ago

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

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

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#4 posted 1370 days ago

very nice!!!

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

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#5 posted 1370 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1370 days ago

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,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 1370 days ago

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!!

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#8 posted 1370 days ago

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 !

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#9 posted 1370 days ago

The only thing missing is a Q-bert figurine.

REALLY nice work!

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

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#10 posted 1370 days ago

Nice, very nice!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#11 posted 1370 days ago

Great choice of lumber, and nicely done!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#12 posted 1370 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1370 days ago

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

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#14 posted 1370 days ago

Great looking board.
Great combination of colors.

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#15 posted 1369 days ago

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!

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