Walnut Heart and Sap Wood Checker Board Pattern Cutting Board

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Project by Doug McPherson posted 08-15-2011 03:42 AM 5797 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Walnut Heart and Sap Wood Checker Board Pattern Cutting Board
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Playing around with the color variations offered where the heart and sap wood meet. Ripping the boards somewhat strategically, and also in the glue-ups.

-- DullChiselDoug,

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Keith Fenton

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 04:33 AM

That’s very beautifully done! I just want to keep scrolling up the page to look at it!

-- Scroll saw patterns @

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 07:37 AM

beautiful board!


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#3 posted 08-15-2011 04:42 PM

Doug, this is a great board. I like the swirling of the colors, rather than the sharp delineation usually achieved here. This has a very flowing feel to it. I’m with Keith, I want to keep looking at it and it encourages my eye to naturally wander all over the board, following the grain lines and gradual color shifts. Nicely done!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 08-15-2011 06:35 PM

Beautiful work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Doug McPherson

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#5 posted 08-15-2011 06:50 PM

Thank you. I enjoyed making it. Sometimes you are surprised at how the wood itself helps you with the outcome. If you have interest, you can view others at

-- DullChiselDoug,

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#6 posted 08-16-2011 12:55 AM

Your chisel may be dull, but not your creativity. I love when sapwood is mixed in with the heartwood. I made a candlestick out of walnut with both in it.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#7 posted 08-16-2011 12:55 AM

thats cool looking.


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#8 posted 08-16-2011 02:08 AM

Just imagine a little thought can create a beautiful work of art. Nice Job!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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