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Project by Jimthecarver posted 03-18-2008 02:47 AM 2151 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have found that the friends that I have given these cutting boards too will not use them they say “Oh they are two pretty to cut on”. So why make cutting boards if they will not use them?
So I decided to use hard maple on the back with an accent to add a little flare. That side they can cut on and keep the pretty side in good shape to display. The wood i choose to use on this board was Canary,Wenge’,Maple and Jatoba….Any thoughts?
Thanks for looking.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.





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#1 posted 03-18-2008 02:53 AM

My thought is …. BEA-UU-TTT-FUL

Canarywood really adds something

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#2 posted 03-18-2008 03:07 AM

Very nice wood contrast

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 03-18-2008 03:10 AM

That’s a good idea, I like it.

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#4 posted 03-18-2008 03:17 AM

Ingenious design. My wife has been wanting one of these.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 03-18-2008 03:19 AM

That is a very good idea!!!!! I have been meaning to make one of these. I may have to incorporate this idea into mine as well.

Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 03-18-2008 03:26 AM

Clever idea for the display side and the functional side.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#7 posted 03-18-2008 04:42 AM

I can’t figure out the assembly process, but the results look great!

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#8 posted 03-18-2008 05:06 AM

Hey, That is a great idea.
I’m with sawdustroad, how did you do that?

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#9 posted 03-18-2008 05:19 AM

look at this it should help..http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Tikka/blog/1878 thank you for the comments and thanks Tony for the blog on this board.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#10 posted 03-18-2008 05:25 AM

I seen several similar boards here – but this one is very unique. I like it, well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#11 posted 03-18-2008 07:11 AM

That’s very nice. Great design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 03-18-2008 09:44 AM

Jim, I love the concept, the look and the practicality – I have the same problem nobody wants to use them. I only have one concern!

I am assuming that you make the lattice board in the normal way, then bond/glue the maple section to Lattice. How does the board stand up to wood movement between the lattice and the maple. I suspect that there may be some cupping in the future, due to uneven stresses.

If there is no problem, then you are onto a real winner, especially as you can reduce the amount of exotics used or you can even use softer woods, which would normally be suitable, as they will not be subjected to the cutting and chopping.

Thanks for posting this

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#13 posted 03-18-2008 01:48 PM

I wouldn’t cut on it, either. Having a flip-side is a great idea.

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#14 posted 03-18-2008 03:07 PM

Tony,....The movement aspect of the wood is a real concern, I have been reading many articals on wood movement but most of them were on cabinet doors. I had decided to try it and gave it to a friend thats a cook and said she will use it almost everyday :) So my thoughts are that if cupping occures it should happen soon. Its nice to have willing participants/ginnie pigs…lol I told her of my concerns and she will keep me posted. Thanks Tony!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#15 posted 08-23-2008 07:08 PM

Hi Jim

it has been about 6 months since you posted the project, did you get any feedback about the wood movement?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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