My last, most beautiful and easiest end grain cutting board

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Project by Philzoel posted 07-11-2012 09:16 PM 9762 views 25 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been making cutting boards for a year or more and am now done. Could not make enough of them and new designs kept coming up. Never made two alike and I have made at least 25. See selections in my project file. But all good things must come to an end. Am now finished for awhile.

This board is a beauty. It is all cut in diamond shapes with hard maple, Birch plywood and purple hart. Not hard to do after a year and getting all the tools and techniques down. They were a challenge and are now easy. Maybe too easy?

Size is 13”x18” and finished with 3 coats 50/50 salad bowl grade poly. 400 grit sanding between coats.

Thanks for looking

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 09:20 PM

It is beautiful Phil – the diamonds add a very special touch. What is next?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 09:38 PM

Now you’re just showing off!!!

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 10:00 PM

Real purty !! : )

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

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 10:01 PM

Cool design. I like the way the lighter diamonds have been ‘joined’ and gives a highlight sort of an effect. Good work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 10:38 PM

beautiful but…......LAST?...really?....can you do it alone or do you need a friend? A patch? A pill? Addictions are powerful things! :) Shame to stop…it’s great work.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 11:48 PM

There’s always new, different, bigger, better, more, more MORE!!!! Uh, sorry for that. (breathe in breathe out)
Very nice board. I have seen plywood used in some at an art/ craft show. I especially like the attention to grain direction. I can’t tell, but is there a cutout for scraping chopped goodies onto a plate on the side? Great job!

Now, you need to try the proverbial “Box”. Look at Andy’s and BritBoxmaker. Both are superb!

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 11:57 PM


If this is the last you are certainly going out on a high note. Hey, make a few boxes or trays and then you can make a few more boards. I think some of your designs would make a great style for a tea box top, or maybe you could make a board shape and then cut it into a box. How about making a board-like composite into a tray bottom? This could be the start of a whole new stage of creativity. You are really good at this, but it doesn’t just have to be boards! Keep boxing and keep posting. Thanks for the support yesterday too.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 07-12-2012 12:30 AM

Very nice!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 07-12-2012 12:57 AM

Very super nice. Awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 07-12-2012 01:16 AM

The cutout you see is a handle. You can see them better on a few other posts i have done.

I am toying with box idea. Did make a glider and table for our patio and found that “furniture build” not hard but tedious. I guess putting in about 200 screws got rather repetitive. try the proverbial “Box”.

I will make more stuff out of wood! Don’t know what yet. Right now I am making a set of shelves for my wife’s hobby in card making. She has more tools than I do and her supplies are all paper a wood product.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#11 posted 07-12-2012 01:22 AM


-- Nancy

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#12 posted 07-12-2012 02:29 AM

Beautiful board. Very well done and designed.

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

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#13 posted 07-12-2012 02:38 AM

Have you considered doing a bog series on how to make these? Stunning!

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#14 posted 07-12-2012 02:39 AM

Have you considered doing a blog series on how to make these? Stunning!

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#15 posted 07-12-2012 05:38 AM

Nice composition. Well done!

-- Dreaming patterns

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