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Cutting Board, Diamond and Zig Zag pattern, End Grain Up II

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Project by bvdon posted 1277 days ago 3673 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my sister in Paris. It should be part of some very good meals.

Cherry and Padauk. 15.5×14.5, 1.5 thick.

320 grit final, General Finishes salad bowl finish cut with mineral spirits.

Technique explained on a similar board:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43082

-- http://woodwork.me





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cwdance1

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#1 posted 1277 days ago

I love it, great job

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Heidi Neely

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#2 posted 1277 days ago

Wow, this is definately not your average run of the mill cutting board…it’s more like a work of ART! Beautiful job…..i would feel bad cutting on it for fear of damaging it, even though that;s what it’s made for… lol! :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Spoontaneous

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#3 posted 1277 days ago

Outstanding use of the grain! I would be hard pressed to cut on something that beautiful. Really nice job.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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nitewalker41

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#4 posted 1277 days ago

Talk about a super board, man sure would like to be able to do something like it, “you did yourself proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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bvdon

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#5 posted 1277 days ago

Thanks all….

@nitewalker41—go for it. It’s really not that hard to do. Just a few miter cuts when you put the edge grain part together. Then cross cut and flip up the end grain.

-- http://woodwork.me

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kine97/Theresa

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#6 posted 1276 days ago

Just Beautiful!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1276 days ago

I would have never guessed this was only Cherry and Paduak. The wood is amazing. The design is great as well. I really like this board and might have to go on the to do list.

Very well done on this!!!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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qbparis

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#8 posted 1276 days ago

Don, I love this! I can’t wait to start using it! Just beautiful, thank you!! :-)

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GaryD

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#9 posted 1276 days ago

Well Done Don!!! This is really sharp looking. Your sister will love it

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1276 days ago

Super job and cool design . It kind of makes me think of a native American blanket design. Very Very Nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Vince

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#11 posted 1276 days ago

Nice work

-- Vince

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SailorDaddy

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#12 posted 1257 days ago

I just got some wood to try your design. I totally love these cutting boards you make. I bought some yellow heart, purple heart, bloodwood and walnut to try my hand at a cutting board. I already read your instructions in your other post on your technique. I will let you know how they turn out.

-- God, Family, Country, Woodshop!

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bvdon

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#13 posted 1247 days ago

@SailorDaddy—look forward to see how they turn out.

I have come up with a better way to get those diamonds in there—and it’s far easier. Will have to do one and post it—too hard to explain without pictures.

-- http://woodwork.me

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SailorDaddy

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#14 posted 1219 days ago

@bvdon: I am almost done with my board. I wiped it down with some spirits to see what it would look like and it really popped. I took a pic and posted it. I now know why your juice groove jig makes your life so much easier. I hope you like my version of your design. I used a 30 degree angle on my zig zags. Should of used a steeper angle though. My pieces climbed on each other and it is now closer to 25 degrees after I put it through the planer.

-- God, Family, Country, Woodshop!

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Philzoel

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#15 posted 918 days ago

Really nice board

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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