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Project by ZLSBOARDWORKS posted 682 days ago 2219 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whats good everyone? Just wanted to post some of my new designs on the end grain cutting boards. I tried to focus on grain pattern and patchwork equally, let me know what you think. I’m going to be showing my work off in an artisans market at William Sanoma in the fashion valley mall here in San Diego September 23rd and I’m trying to make boards that have what I hope is a certain elegance and these are what Ive come up with. Hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for the feedback its always helpful.

-- Zach @

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 682 days ago

Zach…that is a mitey fine cutting board and the grain patters really stand out.. The main problem I see is that is is too darn nice to start cutting on with a knife. If I had one like that I would hang it on the wall as a decoration.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#2 posted 682 days ago

I have to agree with Greg The Box Sculptor. Too nice to cut on. Great job!

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#3 posted 682 days ago

Nice!! I am just starting to make end-grain cutting boards, that’s actually how I found this site. Great work & thanks for the inspiration

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#4 posted 682 days ago

Very nice boards. I am sure they will sell quick.

My brain would explode trying to lay/configure those patterns. LOL

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#5 posted 682 days ago

Very Nice lookin board…...Love the grain pattern and colors..

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#6 posted 682 days ago

Thank you everyone it brings me joy knowing my work is appreciated by other wood enthusiasts.

-- Zach @

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#7 posted 682 days ago

Very cool board. Nice job on the grain matching. Awesome.

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#8 posted 682 days ago

I’ve got three sets in the clamps right now, those are inspirational though, well done!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#9 posted 682 days ago

These are among the nicest boards I have seen here on LJs. Looking at your website, the prices look very fair. I hope they sell well for you.

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#10 posted 682 days ago

Well done some nice looking boards!

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

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#11 posted 682 days ago

Looks like some of the wood is padauk. I’ve used that in many boards but the end grain always turns very dark with a mineral oil finish. How do you keep the orange coloration?

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#12 posted 682 days ago

Are you kidding me. WOW! Great work!

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#13 posted 682 days ago

I agree with the other comments, these boards are up there with the best of the best!
Thanks for sharing.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#14 posted 682 days ago

Very attractive, properly done cutting board. Thanks for sharing. What did you use to seal it? What woods did you use in this project? Thanks in advance!

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#15 posted 682 days ago

This certainly is of class and elegance. Well done!

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