Drunken endgrain checkerboard cuttingboard

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Project by Kevin posted 09-30-2012 12:57 AM 2411 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

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#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.

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

Pretty nice, sort of mirror images of each other.

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

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

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

Great results!

A different twist on a checker/chess board!

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#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.

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

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

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

Very unique techink,looks great!

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#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

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#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

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#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

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

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

Well done!

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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

Thanks Don.

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

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