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Project by robert triplett posted 892 days ago 1541 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a big cutting board made of big leaf maple with some Burl clusters. I posted it in Wood and Lumber with a question of which side looks best as the top. I settled on this first view. No feet under it. The final owner can use which ever side they like, or both. It is about 25” long x 14” wide and 1 1/2” thick. It was very dry and I used about a pint of mineral oil and then mineral oil and wax. It isn’t super heavy, but is so big it is stable. The wood came from John Ormsby in Sacramento and was intended for box tops. I decided to not cut it up. A friend who has been seeing my boxes and cutting boards for a couple of years says this is the most beautiful thing I have ever made. I wouldn’t go that far, but is is eye catching for its size and the wood. I have room so I am posting a picture of two other boards. the first is Walnut, maple and Padauk. It is a wedding present for a friend’s son. The last is a small end grain board. Padauk, Maple, and Walnut. I am in cutting board mode now. A friend wants a medium size one to send to Italy as a thank you for her daughter’s host family there. California Maple and Walnut. AND I got another second grade student!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#1 posted 892 days ago

That is one beautiful cutting board! The other two are very nice too. I really like the last one a lot. The ppattterns of the woods just seem to flow into one another. Very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 892 days ago

If you stagger the endgrain, you won’t have to worry about slippage and having the lines slightly out..

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

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#3 posted 892 days ago

Very nice, the wood grain looks great. That is a beautiful board.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#4 posted 892 days ago

I could spend hours just looking at the grain in that monster !! I like your other boards as well : )

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

#5 posted 892 days ago

Very nice Robert desided to face down the edge.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 892 days ago

Great job Robert, beautiful cutting board. Amazing creamy grain and curl!

-- Hugh~SoulShaker~

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#7 posted 892 days ago

Twenty-four inches is huge. But it’s so pretty, I’ll bet it will sell fast. Shipping will be something! Wonderful job.


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#8 posted 891 days ago

NIce again! I like the live edge. Got some old boards I’m gonna take another look at. Thanks!


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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