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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1133 days ago 4279 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago I brought some cutting boards that I had made in to work. People looked at them, and I ended up getting a few orders. One order was from my boss. He asked to have a larger butcher block style cutting board made for him. He provided me the dimensions (18”x24”) and left the rest up to me.
I decided to try my hand at this design which I first saw posted right here on Lumberjocks. Thanks degoose!

I used hard maple, cherry, and walnut for this block. It is all end grain oriented up, including the purpleheart border. It is a full 1 1/2” thick. I used my usual cutting board finish on it, which is a mix of mineral oil and pure bee’s wax that I make myself.

The glue-up was the most challenging part. And while this board is not quite perfect, I think it turned out decent and my boss and his wife loved it!

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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Will Stokes

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#1 posted 1133 days ago

Great job! I have yet to gather the courage to try one of these 3d boards. Some day… :-)

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cannondale

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#2 posted 1133 days ago

Very nicely done. That glue up takes alot of patience. Congratulations.

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Bogie

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#3 posted 1133 days ago

I Love It… Great work :o)

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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zindel

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#4 posted 1133 days ago

Just wondering, what did you charge for this? that is if you did ask for any money to have this very nice cutting board.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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freighttrain

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#5 posted 1133 days ago

looks perfect to me great job

-- freighttrain,ky

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Jorge Velez

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#6 posted 1133 days ago

this are perfect! I wonder if you can share the process for this paterns…

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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SPalm

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#7 posted 1133 days ago

Hey Ryan,
You still got skills.
A challenge, and you done good.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 1133 days ago

Yes the chairman of the board from down under would be proud, nice work on all your boards….BC

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DadEO

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#9 posted 1132 days ago

Very nice. One day I am going to have to try to make one of these! Nice.

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 1132 days ago

Great job on the inlay
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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RS Woodworks

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#11 posted 1132 days ago

Thanks all!
Zindel, I charged my boss $100 for this board. But I would charge at least double to do another one this large. When you consider about $80 in materials went into this, $100 doesn’t earn me much!

Jorge, as I mentioned I can’t claim the design for this. As such, the actual build process has been blogged about. here is the link

Thanks for the comments guys!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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TurnTurnTurn

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#12 posted 1132 days ago

Great job, thanks for posting it.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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RS Woodworks

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#13 posted 1132 days ago

Thanks Arlin… I’m confused though, was that a joke?
No inlay involved here… this is a solid end grain butcher block.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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Diggerjacks

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#14 posted 1132 days ago

Hello Ryan

A beautiful piece that I must done in the future

I like the design of these cutting boards : a challenge for the eyes

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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CalgaryGeoff

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#15 posted 1034 days ago

Great looking board for $100 I’ll take as many as you can turn out. Great boarder too. I’m going to use it on a Spalm board design I’m working on. Thanks for posting.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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