M&M (Maple & Mahogany) Board

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Project by Dick posted 08-22-2012 01:53 AM 2261 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at an end grain cutting board. I’ve seen a lot of really cool ones here and I’ve wanted to try one for a while. I have to give credit and thanks to my good neighbor and friend Junior for the use of some of his equipment and a helping hand. I also give credit and thanks to jayman7 for the CBdesigner , which I used in the design phase. It was fun and I learned a lot doing it. There are plenty of mistakes here (hence the little board made from scrap). But, I know how to do much better on the next one. The wood is maple and mahogany. I wanted mahogany for the color, but didn’t realize how soft it is. I don’t plan to use it again. I am somewhat disappointed you have to be a bit of a distance to get the illusion effect. Overall, I think it turned out ok.

-- Dick

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#1 posted 08-22-2012 02:42 AM

Trick cutting boards ! Might look even more trick after a few beers !

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 02:58 AM

Nice, kind of groovy effect.

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 04:03 AM

That’s sweet. I like the pattern. Very well done.

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 12:18 PM

Beautify cutting board. I love the symmetry!!.............Jim

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 02:34 PM

Awesome board. I love the optical illusion it gives off. Great work.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.   - Tony Konovaloff

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 03:37 PM

Beautiful board and work!
Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 06:42 PM

Nice design and good job.

Actually it is kind of nice that you have to back away to really see the effect. When you are up close, you have a knife in you hand.

Welcome to the addiction of cutting boards.

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 11:47 PM

Great board, I also love the optical illusion. Welcome to the cutting board club.

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

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#9 posted 08-23-2012 12:05 AM

Thanks for all the comments! I was thinking today I could have called it “That 70’s Board”. I’ll definitely do more experimenting with these.

-- Dick

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