Cutting board

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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 10-06-2011 06:31 AM 4296 views 18 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need to get out of the cutting board business. Either that, or I need to just start making easier ones. But then friends always ask me for one and I feel like I can’t turn them down.
One thing I’ve learned while making these “3D” cutting boards is that I haven’t really gotten better at making them, I’ve just gotten better at fixing my mistakes. So much work involved for flat board 12×18. Sheesh.

If you look closely enough you can probably see where I filled gaps in with sawdust/glue and slivers of wood.

The blocks are cherry, walnut and maple. The border is sapele. Thanks for looking.

-- Create something everyday.

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Tom Huntley

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 07:28 AM

Clever! I think I will try to make one of these.

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

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RS Woodworks

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 09:17 AM

Hmmm. looks familiar. Very nice.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 11:16 AM

Yes these can be addictive for sure. I have made over 15o boards and each one i say its my last. As I need to start one tomarrow. Nice work and good luck quitting LOL

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

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 02:09 PM

Boy, I hear ya.
This one looks great. Looks like you covered up very well.


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#5 posted 10-06-2011 04:43 PM

Addicting yet enjoyable.

Thanks for posting

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#6 posted 10-08-2011 04:22 PM

Looks good to me

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#7 posted 10-13-2011 05:40 PM

man, I wouldn’t even know how to begin. I have made several end grain cutting boards with different wood types but I cannot even begin to see in my head how to accomplish this board. How did you learn???

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#8 posted 10-19-2011 07:41 AM

i was away in NZ when this was posted so please excuse my tardiness in commenting…. I love the Louis Cube… or Tumbling Block design…and yours looks good…

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