Zig & Zag

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Project by degoose posted 08-31-2011 10:00 PM 3134 views 10 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick post showing the latest in my culinary woodwork range… the Zig Zag [Chevron] Cheeseboard…

New Guinea Rosewood, Purple Heart, Silver Ash and Huon Pine… nice combo hey..

And it comes with a cheese knife..

Finished with several coats of GrapeSeed Oil…

The second pic is of one of the 40 wine tilts I am making…

I will be posting each wine tilt individually…. Yea Right.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 10:08 PM

I love the 3D effect! Excellent choice of wood to achieve the contrast! Hey, are you sure it is level?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 10:10 PM

Maybe not level but it is indeed flat… just like the earth…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 10:18 PM

I bow down to the master craftsman. This design is outstanding. I am going to have to try an angle design real soon. The 3d draws you right into the cheeseboard. I really like the New Guinea Rosewood grain. I have never used grapeseed oil, does it take long to absorb and dry?

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

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 10:31 PM

Striking board, Larry. Should be a good seller.

As for the wine tilts, why not, everyone else seems to these days!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 10:42 PM

Gotta love the chevron. Sweet knife too.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#6 posted 08-31-2011 10:45 PM

Most classic of boards. Good use of balance in the design.

Free cheese knife. Cool. You have not started turning, have you?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 08-31-2011 11:00 PM

Good looking cutting board. And as a bonus its efficient to look at some of tomorrow’s post today as it’s tomorrow there. : )
I just noticed the date on your post.

-- Jeff,

View lanwater's profile


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#8 posted 08-31-2011 11:12 PM

Wow! that’s a beauty.
The combe of wood is indeed nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View billb's profile


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#9 posted 08-31-2011 11:54 PM

beautiful board Larry. Thanks for sharing it.


-- Bill, Austin, Texas,

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 09-01-2011 12:30 AM

It’s beautiful.
I’m dizzy.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 09-01-2011 01:37 AM

OK, this is a great item. You know, I really hesitate to ever make a cutting board, because I might be tempted to abandon my day job…......(-:


It might be safer to buy one of your boards…..hmmm…..(-:

Hey, since it is now acceptable to talk about these things, since you got a manicure in full public view….(how did that get by the LJ censors?)......I got a haircut today!!

...didn’t realize I was such a creature of habit, until I started talking to the barber, been going there over 20 years….........

So now I look exactly like my avatar, again…...minus the white shirt…...Carhartt’s T-shirt as usual.


You know, the ones with a pocket that holds the remote control for my Dust Collector. Gotta have a pocket.

How can you sell a T-shirt without a pocket? Certainly not to an LJ!!

...and I finally opened up a package of a new brand of underwear, sitting in the drawer for 6 months (talk about daring), labeled “No tags”. But there was a darn label made of that plastic stuff or whatever it is glued to the elastic in the back, and I just know it is going crack and deteriorate with laundering…...and itch the crap out of me…..and isn’t that falsehood in advertising?

You can’t even buy underwear with confidence anymore…....... how could I buy one of Larry’s boards over the internet?

Larry would probably send me a breadboard with a picture of the above masterpiece pasted to it…charge me an exorbitant sum, you know, buyer beware…........hmmm…...

So, Larry, how come I am soiling your post with talk of underwear????

Well, tomorrow, on a jet plane, in the afternoon, after working the the tree house in La Conner….. I gotta pack, put up with the trauma of the baby sitter coming to get Kermit my Mitered Conure…...and have him look accusingly into my eye, as only this talking pet of 21 years can do, and make be feel like a total chump, as he screams “Goto Daddy”, “Let me out”....over and over again and the baby sitter carries him away in a small cage. (Don’t worry, no harm will befall him, he really likes her, he really likes her, he really likes her…............)

...and I have to put the feeder on the fish tank…make supper for Sherie who is working this afternoon…......
...........wish I only had to work two afternoons a week….

So yup, I hate getting ready to go on a trip…......... a glass of wine or two….....and beat up on Larry.

...feelin’ better already… haircut….designer Carhartt’s T-shirt….......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Sam Shakouri

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#12 posted 09-01-2011 01:39 AM

In laminated work, this is called the Second Generation by counting the steps to reach this design. AND you have reached it extremely well, Larry.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#13 posted 09-01-2011 01:47 AM

Sam, yes I did try a third gen but not happy with it… will stick to two…
Jim, you really are a funny guy…and I don’t mind you soiling my post with you underware just don’t soil your…
Ha Ha … now that was funny… if you really need to buy one of my boards… I do ship internationally but beware postage is a bitch…And it was a pedicure

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 09-01-2011 01:55 AM

Chevron master piece my good friend and that cheese slice look like something from the outback bush whacker’s arsenal…lol…BC

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#15 posted 09-01-2011 02:45 AM

Damn… Great looking effect, man.
Too nice to mess up with cheese, etc.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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