A very cool end grain cutting board.

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Project by GaryK posted 02-17-2011 05:49 AM 12576 views 51 times favorited 78 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing all the cool cutting boards posted I thought that I would try one that I know I haven’t seen anyone do.

I call it “Intersection”.

It took me a lot longer that I thought it would with all kinds of jigs/fixtures and a lot of wood left over.

See if anyone can tell me what parts are left over.

It’s Maple and Peruvian Walnut. I’m really using up all the warped, crooked, twisted… walnut I have in my pile.

If there’s enough interest in how I made it, maybe I’ll do a blog on it. See if you can figure out how I did it first.

Here’s the blog on how I made it:

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 05:52 AM

I believe you did it by taking it with you on one of your journeys through the looking glass…no?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 05:53 AM

Way cool Gary another winner. Great design and build. It looks like you made the two circles overlapped the two equally drew that out and then cut out ,then taking the cut out center area and flipped it over to have interlocking but alternating woods. HUH. What did I say?
Looking at it again I think there’s a step or two I missed.
Yes a blog would be cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 05:53 AM

Wow, a fascinating board…I’m still trying to figure out how you did it…

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 05:55 AM

Nice! I think I have an idea how you did it, but I’d love to see a blog rather than trying to figure it out..

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 06:08 AM

Gary that is awesome …. you have up the Steaks on cutting boards And yes I would like to know how you did it.
Thanks for posting it ….................... excuse me while I wipe the drool off the key board

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 06:09 AM

i don’t have bloody clue :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#7 posted 02-17-2011 06:10 AM

I am with Wingstress. Like to see blog on the technique.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#8 posted 02-17-2011 06:13 AM

You know Gary, you’re so good it almost pi*s me off sometimes. LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 02-17-2011 06:15 AM

I’ll take a guess. You stacked two panels of wood, Maple and Walnut, laid out the curve design then band saw or scroll saw cut the design. Then simply swapped the pieces top to bottom to alternate the colors and integrate the design. Assuming there was no flex in your blades, the cut pieces should be interchangeable. You would have had 50% waste in the end.

All else aside, it is spectacular and such a unique piece I could never put a sharp knife near it.

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#10 posted 02-17-2011 06:16 AM

Count me in, I’m interested! Cool cutting board.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 06:24 AM

Yep, exactly what GrumpaJeff said. Can’t you actually make another one with the leftovers? Anyway, a really good idea, really well done as usual. I have ideas sometimes too and sometimes I even make stuff, but both are on a smaller scale.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#12 posted 02-17-2011 06:28 AM

I’m guessing that there was some pattern routing with a circle jig and a lot of the wood from the dark and white circle ended up as router shavings.

But a tutorial would be very interesting.

I’ve got a design that no one else has posted yet that I have back in my mind. Just waiting for the time to make it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 02-17-2011 06:31 AM

I got it! You went to France, put 2 bullseye-style boards in the Large Hadron Colider going in opposite directions and collided them once they got up to speed. What remains is a board of anti-walnut and anti-maple! You sir, are a physic genius! There’s really no other solution I can think of.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#14 posted 02-17-2011 06:34 AM

Way cool! Another unique board! I’m impressed and still trying to figure how you did this.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#15 posted 02-17-2011 06:39 AM

Amazing work. Looks great!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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