End grain cutting board #3

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Project by jadams posted 1073 days ago 5539 views 25 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

End grain cutting board made from hard maple and purpleheart. Similar pattern to britboxmakers Inversions 3D box with some extra touches. Finished with mineral oil and beeswax. It’s the third cuttingboard that I’ve made, but the first one that’s not a gift for someone else. Finally one for me! It’s far from perfect, but I definitely learned a lot with this project. And it was tons of fun to make!

Sorry for the crummy cell phone photos. I can take better ones if there’s any interest.

Tutorial here:

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Damien Pollet

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#1 posted 1073 days ago

I like the smooth progression in the squares… (this is still giving me knots in the neurons thinking in which order you had to cut and glue it, though :)

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#2 posted 1073 days ago

Thanks for the mention although I don’t claim ownership of the pattern, its been around for ages. This is a fine cutting board. I wouldn’t worry about it being your third they are addictive aren’t they/

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

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#3 posted 1073 days ago

I’ve also been having a great time learning about cutting boards, but my goal is a bit different. I want to make them as random as possible so that no joints come together. This is a bit more difficult than it seems, since we naturally want to make a square point somewhere in the field.

I made a couple small ones awhile back, and they worked well. Now I’m trying to get a 24X30” together and it’s a real brain buster using different sizes and shapes.

Enjoy what you are doing, I know we do!


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 1072 days ago

Thanks for the comments all. Martyn, you’re right about them being addicting. I never would have thought I’d be excited about cutting boards of all things. This is probably my last cutting board for a little while, though. I’ve had an idea for a new computer desk rolling around in my head that I think is about ready to be hatched… time will tell.

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#5 posted 1072 days ago

Researching cutting boards is what drew me into this web site, and now just under a year later I can see it happening to another.
Nice job on the board jadams. I look forward to the project post on the desk.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 1072 days ago

This CB is fantastic! Great pattern, perfect lines. I also like the center thin glued up pieces, gives it uniqueness. You know, I have made several CB’s, but never one for myself. I am still using the store bought. I think I will design one for my wife for our anniversary next month.

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

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#7 posted 1072 days ago

Sweet. And a nice little treat on the edge in the middle. Good for you.
They are fun to build, I don’t know why, but I sure enjoy it.

I really like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 1072 days ago

One of the best CB’s I’ve seen, certainly my favorite!

-- Smitty

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#9 posted 1072 days ago

Great 3d effect on my old eyeballs : )If rating 1-10 , this one is at least an eleven !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 1072 days ago

Very nice work! I really enjoy the optics. keep up the good work!

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#11 posted 1071 days ago

Well done great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 1070 days ago

For those still stumped on how to make this, I wrote up a tutorial as a blog post:

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#13 posted 943 days ago

How did I miss this… found it on a blog site.
I like it… just a little different.. but enough to catch my ey..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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