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Project by SPalm posted 731 days ago 4160 views 52 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJs,

This is a cutting board done as a Chevron with steps. Are you looking at the top of the steps, or from below? I believe if Escher made boards, he would have made one like this.

I somehow get drawn into designing these things. When times get boring, or I get stuck trying to finish my other projects, I seem to always turn back to them. Maybe I am addicted.

My name is Steve, and I have a cutting board problem.

The build was pretty straight forward. I made two identical glue-ups; one with maple and cherry, the other with maple and walnut. I then cut them into strips on a 45 degree diagonal. The walnut was at 3/4 inch wide, and the cherry was 7/8 and 2 inch widths. I flipped the walnut pieces over, and then alternated the two different woods. You can see on the last picture how I determined where to cut out the center section. You can also see my pencil marks and strip numbering to ease the often hectic glue-up phase.

Sanded to 220 and finished with drug store mineral oil. Final size is about 12 inches by 17 inches.

Thanks for looking,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon





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JL7

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#1 posted 731 days ago

Hi Steve – I’m Jeff – and it’s because of people like you, I have a cutting board problem too….....

Seriously – that is another one outstanding original design – truly amazing…........thanks Steve…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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jeepturner

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#2 posted 731 days ago

Nice board Steve, maybe you should start a twelve step program to help us overcome our addictions?
I always like the Escher looking boards.
Thanks for posting it. Even if it does start me thinking of cutting boards.

-- Mel,

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eddie

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#3 posted 731 days ago

Steve

Hi my name is Eddie i want to be a addictic too:)

love it .that turned out great i got to build one of these you may be an enabler thanks for the post


-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 731 days ago

Steve, another great design! You really have a talent for making most of the rest of us feel inferior. :) You also have a talent for your design and execution or great looking CB’s. Thanks for the post.

-- Art

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KnotCurser

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#5 posted 731 days ago

Hi Steve…..

I am also an addict – I have been CB Sober for over a year now….....And I think It’s about time I make another one! Yeah – this time maybe a drunken one, or a tumbling block one, or a…......Somebody STOP Me!

This looks fantastic – I would love to know where you get the ideas you come up with!

Keep it up,

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 731 days ago

Steve,

Thank for your Step by step project!

LOOKS great!

Cool technique!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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CalgaryGeoff

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#7 posted 731 days ago

Another great design. Steve also started my cb addiction last year with one of his designs.

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

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peteg

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#8 posted 731 days ago

Geeez you guys crack me up, hey Steve you have a tricky design there,
are the different size steps for cutting different size pieces of food??? :: )))
or
do you like to cut somethings going uphill & some down::))

Great job mate, love them
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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shipwright

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#9 posted 731 days ago

Very nice Steve but you make my brain hurt with this stuff.
Great illusion!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 731 days ago

Steve, this is the best yet. Definitely looks like an Escher work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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doordude

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#11 posted 731 days ago

Who is Escher? Fantastic work. i don’t know how you do it, but it makes my head spin. even with the directions…

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robert triplett

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#12 posted 731 days ago

Great design. Thanks for the step by step. One question, and I think I can do this. How long were the strips when you started?

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

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wiser1934

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#13 posted 731 days ago

steve, you have way too much time on your hands!!! LOL love that board i swear that you are a reincarnation of james escher

-- wiser1934, new york

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vipond33

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#14 posted 731 days ago

Nice one Steve. You must be getting old though, needing two landings to get up stairs. It’s weird too, only by turning my head sideways can I see the steps from the bottom.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Bob Kollman

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#15 posted 731 days ago

Looks real good wonderful design!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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