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

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Project by bvdon posted 03-02-2011 04:38 AM 3706 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:


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#1 posted 03-02-2011 04:53 AM

I love it, great job

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Heidi Neely

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 04:53 AM

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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#3 posted 03-02-2011 05:04 AM

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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#4 posted 03-02-2011 05:45 AM

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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#5 posted 03-02-2011 06:01 AM

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.


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#6 posted 03-02-2011 11:33 AM

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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#7 posted 03-02-2011 11:47 AM

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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#8 posted 03-02-2011 12:28 PM

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

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#9 posted 03-02-2011 03:34 PM

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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#10 posted 03-02-2011 06:08 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 03-02-2011 11:55 PM

Nice work

-- Vince

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#12 posted 03-22-2011 03:14 AM

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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#13 posted 04-01-2011 04:43 AM

@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.


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#14 posted 04-29-2011 03:32 AM

@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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#15 posted 02-23-2012 03:18 PM

Really nice board

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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