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Fibonacci, Neapolitan style

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Project by TroutGuy posted 06-15-2011 11:39 PM 1285 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 06-15-2011 11:58 PM

nice looking tables!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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BentheViking

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 11:59 PM

absolutely brilliant

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

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TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 06-16-2011 04:13 AM

Great looking cutting board!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 06-16-2011 04:32 AM

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 06-16-2011 09:08 AM

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 06-16-2011 01:59 PM

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 06-17-2011 02:40 AM

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 07-02-2011 06:19 PM

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 07-09-2011 06:35 PM

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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