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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 09-02-2011 05:16 AM 1622 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This End Grain Maple Cutting board was a commission for a client who hosts a lot of parties in Arizona. The design element is reflective of Arizona art styles with Aztec influence. The board measures 14×14x2.5 inches and is made from Hard Maple. The first three pics are prior to mineral oil application and the last three are oiled. It turned out a nice amberish color so far.

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Michael1

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 05:22 AM

Very nice piece. With all end grain and that thick, what does this thing weigh? very nice job.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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sgtq

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 06:12 AM

Looks super nice with that finish nice job.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 07:07 AM

Thanks for all the kindness. The “Beast” weights in at 12 lbs.

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

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amagineer

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 02:04 PM

Very different concept. Did you put feet on the bottom? Did you have any problems with warping after putting in the steps?

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

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SPalm

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 02:13 PM

Wow. A really nice looking board.
I love maple when it is oiled. What a difference.

I would think feet on the bottom would be nice too.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 02:43 PM

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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CalgaryGeoff

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#7 posted 09-02-2011 07:53 PM

This board does not have feet on it yet but a great idea. The boards steps were the hardest thing to get cut. I used a stacked dado blade to start and afterwards cleaned the edges with a router bit. Its lucky I built it bigger than 14×14 as it had a lot of tear out and each time I had to trim all four sides to clean up the tear out.

No warpping has been noticed. The board is 2 1/2” thick so the middle egde is about 1” thick.

Cheers

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

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Stevinmarin

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#8 posted 09-04-2011 12:50 AM

Sweet cutting board. From someone who does a lot of cooking, this is a perfect board. Big and heavy. Also, as a food chopper, I don’t think I would attach feet. Let it take abuse.

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