Double Step Cutting Board

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Project by jeepturner posted 01-22-2011 09:21 PM 15284 views 31 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to thank Steve AKA SPalm for his excellent blog on how to make this board. It was a long time in the making. I am a weekend warrior in the wood shop, that is, when I get a weekend off. You can read about how it came together on my blog here.
I know it’s just another cutting board, but it did keep me busy in the off hours. My next cutting board, when I get to it is going to be another of SPalm’s.
The board measures 15.7” x 13.5” x .9” thick.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 09:39 PM

big cool… excellent choice of materials and color.

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 09:41 PM

Simply amazing. It will be a brave person to actually use it!

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 10:03 PM

looking good
niice work


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#4 posted 01-22-2011 10:49 PM

Very well done !!! : )
What was it finished with ?

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

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 10:56 PM

Well done :)

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 10:57 PM

Dusty, this board was finished with General Salad Bowl Finish

Thanks for all the kind words.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 11:15 PM

Great board – and the edging in photo #2 – impressive!

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 11:28 PM

Very cool.

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#9 posted 01-22-2011 11:42 PM

Very nice. Well done!

-- Joe, Cumming, GA

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#10 posted 01-22-2011 11:44 PM

I like the 3d effect, Very nice!

-- Rob V

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 11:56 PM

Your going to make Steve very proud, very nice and precise go to the head of the class weekend warrior!!!!!!!

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#12 posted 01-23-2011 01:01 AM

Thank you , I knew by the soft sheen that it was more than Mineral Oil : )
It is really a great looking board ….tooooo nice to actually be used for cutting on !!

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

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#13 posted 01-23-2011 01:02 AM

Wow Mel, I’d call this a success! How many hours do you think you have invested? I realize it’s your first one, so the next one would undoubtedly go together faster.

-- 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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#14 posted 01-23-2011 02:01 AM

Jonathan, It’s hard to say how man hours on this one,I don’t really keep track. If I was to hazard a guess I would say twenty hours of work, twice that waiting for glue to dry! If I do another one like this one I will already have my column clamps made, but I will be gluing the triangles in flat columns after they are chopped to thickness.
One of the difficulties I had with this board is that the maple would distort after ripping the boards to size. I had to change plans for the size of the triangles to compensate for the maple. The other difficulty was that there were so many pieces I started to worry that my glue was setting up prior to coating all the pieces.

-- Mel,

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#15 posted 01-23-2011 02:37 AM

STeve is a great teacher, wait, professor. And you are about to graduate with honors

Great job Mel

-- Back home. Fernando

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