Drunken endgrain checkerboard cuttingboard

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kevin posted 09-30-2012 12:57 AM 2131 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this a couple days ago. I started out with a maple/walnut checkerboard and an identical cherry/walnut board. Taped them together and cut them on the band saw like you would for a drunken cutting board. Lines are off a little it was my first try though. I actually didn’t know I was gonna do this to them until after both boards were glued up on endgrain. It was my wifes idea to recut them with the drunken lines. I want to try it with some other wood combinations too, maybe something that will stick out better. Finished with mineral oil. Thanks for looking.

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

12 comments so far

View prattman's profile


441 posts in 1754 days

#1 posted 09-30-2012 02:13 AM

I like it a lot , great job

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

View Oldtool's profile


2421 posts in 1827 days

#2 posted 09-30-2012 02:22 AM

Pretty nice, sort of mirror images of each other.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View derosa's profile


1572 posts in 2472 days

#3 posted 09-30-2012 03:52 AM

I tried to do this but failed, how thick were your two boards?

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

View oldnovice's profile


5997 posts in 3004 days

#4 posted 09-30-2012 05:03 AM

Great results!

A different twist on a checker/chess board!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

24275 posts in 1974 days

#5 posted 09-30-2012 11:03 AM

I don’t know if you make these for sale. But if you do, you just created a possibility for custom cutting boards. Piece it together for initials it a name in the board. I think people would like it. Personalization and unique always helps sell. Just a thought.

Nice job on this.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Todd's profile


39 posts in 1946 days

#6 posted 09-30-2012 11:52 AM

I’ve never heard of this technique before. Very Nice.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

View majuvla's profile


10258 posts in 2504 days

#7 posted 09-30-2012 12:50 PM

Very unique techink,looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Kevin's profile


555 posts in 1935 days

#8 posted 09-30-2012 01:23 PM

Thanks everybody. Derosa They are 1 1/8 in thick. Monte, good idea and yes I do sell them, thanks for the idea.

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

View don1960's profile


222 posts in 2323 days

#9 posted 10-01-2012 11:00 AM

Way cool.

Took me a while to figure out what you meant. It looks like a shadow image of one board superimposed on another. At first glance it was making me crazy trying to work it out.

Maybe try purpleheart/maple and cherry/yellowheart. That’d be a wild looking board.

-- -- Don from PA

View Kevin's profile


555 posts in 1935 days

#10 posted 10-01-2012 12:40 PM

Yeah that would look pretty crazy, thanks Don.

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

View Don's profile


551 posts in 2878 days

#11 posted 10-13-2012 12:54 PM

Nice work Kevin. An interesting twist on cutting board design.

Well done!

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

View Kevin's profile


555 posts in 1935 days

#12 posted 10-13-2012 02:51 PM

Thanks Don.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics