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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 764 days ago 2492 views 24 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Monday night at midnight I had this crazy idea for a board and so I went out to the shop after being out there all day and I cut a pattern for this board and then started cutting the board by the time I left the shop it was 6 in the morning and I did not even have all the top of the board finished, the next day I cut the rest of the top and the bottom half, today I finished it. I cut one piece at a time and glued it before I cut the next piece so they fit together. The board is 14” wide by 9 1/2” made of Purple Heart, Yellow Heart, paduac, and maple. I call it the wave althought it reminds me of some 70’s trip with the colors of the wood. I burnt up allot of wood making this piece because of the cuts I needed to keep the grain of the wood straight.
Enjoy and thanks again for all the support.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 764 days ago

it’s a real beauty

to be proud off

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 764 days ago

A great beauty. You did a heck of a job on those cuts…the flairs off the main one.

And I thought, too, that there for a minute I was having a flashback!! Great work and a very nice board.

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

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#3 posted 764 days ago

WOW! Impressive.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 764 days ago

Excellent grain combos Dennis!

I like the way it flows, good job.

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#5 posted 764 days ago

dennis, you have way too much time on your hands. LOL however i love that board. it is exquisite. thanks for sharing. that board is worth at least a buck two eighty!!

-- wiser1934, new york

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#6 posted 764 days ago

Way too nice to use as a cuitting board ! How did you cut the complex-shaped pieces and keep the joints
tight ? It looks like the curves weren’t faired so I’m thinking overlapping pieces that were “one-timed” on a bandsaw ?

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

#7 posted 764 days ago

I cut these pieces one at a time and it was no fun lots of sanding. Monte Cristo

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#8 posted 764 days ago

Dennis, you are a crazy dude for coming up with this. Midnight to 6 am must be your time!! Nice work.

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

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#9 posted 763 days ago

Beautiful work. Made a box once by doubleback taping oak and walnut in a stack. Cut the stack with the BS and re-assembled alternating colors. Fit together flawlessly.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#10 posted 763 days ago

Here’s an easier way:
Make up 4 (or more) panels the same size and stick them together with lots of double sided tape,
with one of the light colored pieces on top.
Draw your design on the top one and cut thru all four at once on the band saw.
Then reassemble the pieces in different orders like a puzzle.
Glue up is a bit tricky with the curves but you wind up with for boards, all different.
A couple of hints: make very sure your band saw is running straight and true and use a sharp blade.
Adding a 1/16” filler strip to replace the saw kerf is easy, looks fancy and matches up the curves by replacing the saw kerf material.
Don’t use cocobolo or teak unless you glue up with epoxy because the curves will want to come apart over time as the wood moves seasonally those woods, with their natural oils are especially hard to get a good glue joint.

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#11 posted 763 days ago

I’m speechless :)

A great board, sorry about the humour

I could not resist.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 763 days ago

Excellent work on this Dennis and also an outstanding design. It is a real standout CB.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 763 days ago

Far out! Very cool design great job you two.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 763 days ago

AWESOME. That’s not a cutting board, that’s a work or art.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#15 posted 763 days ago

You have designed a very unique CB. It is very eye catching. You are a very creative woodworker.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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