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Fibonacci, Neapolitan style

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Project by TroutGuy posted 1039 days ago 1144 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, I’m hooked too. Cutting boards just offer too many interesting possibilities, to pass up. :-)

I made similar end grain boards for Christmas gifts to my siblings, last year, and my niece immediately made it known that she wanted one of her own. She’s off to college in the Fall, so I made this one as a graduation gift for her.

It measures 10”x10”x 1 1/4” thick (the rows are 1 1/8” wide), and is finished with my top-secret*, home-brewed, mineral oil and beeswax finish. It’s made from Oregon black walnut, ‘eastern’ hard maple, and ‘eastern’ cherry—my take on Neapolitan ice cream. Maple, walnut and cherry are all ice cream flavors, right???

I’ll let you figure out the Fibonacci part on your own….

As always, comments are welcome.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...





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Jorge Velez

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#1 posted 1039 days ago

nice looking tables!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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BentheViking

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#2 posted 1039 days ago

absolutely brilliant

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 1039 days ago

Great looking cutting board!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 1039 days ago

Nice wood working!

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, moving from right to left in pic 4. You can find Fibonacci sequences all over the place.

Now, make one that does this linearly (I’m going easy on you) in TWO directions.

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TroutGuy

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#5 posted 1039 days ago

AtomJack – Did you mean something like this???

I do love a challenge. OTOH, that 4”x4” piece in the corner wouldn’t be easy to come by, and a glue-up would ruin the effect. I’ll have to think about that…

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 1038 days ago

Actually, I was thinking of small to large radiating diagonally. But I do believe you are correct- that large piece in the corner would make it look funny.

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TJ11

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#7 posted 1038 days ago

Pretty darn cool. Really creative.

-- If I had more money, I'd have more tools

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rance

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#8 posted 1022 days ago

Man, that closeup of the Eastern Cherry is fabulous. How is that different than the run-of-the-mill(pun intended) cherry you find at WoodCraft or the local lumber yard?

I’m not all that crazy about the design but you did a fantastic job with implementation. Thanks for sharing your ’Secret Recipe’.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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TroutGuy

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#9 posted 1015 days ago

Rance – The biggest difference is that you aren’t likely to find 4/4 (H/M) x 11 3/4” x 16’ cherry at the “local lumber yard”.

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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