|Project by SPalm||posted 04-19-2012 12:11 AM||6278 views||70 times favorited||41 comments|
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,
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon