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Project by bake posted 11-21-2012 07:02 AM 2406 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this board previously, but I was not really happy with it.
I forgot to put handles on it and it just did not look finished to me.
I could have gone back and routed some in but I was worried about ruining the board.
I finally decided to make a rack for it to sit in.
The design was inspired by Darrell Peart’s “rafter tail table” design.
The rack was made from some scrap mahogany I had laying around. The finish is Deft spray lacquer.
The board is made from Walnut, Cherry, Alder, Oak, Mahogany, Hard Maple and some unknown wood.
All salvaged random scraps, done in a random pattern.
Sanded to 220 and finished with GF Salad Bowl finish and waxed with George’s Club wax.
This one is for sale.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 08:17 AM

This is really nice, I love the frame. I take it the board comes out of that?

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 11:51 AM

This is beautiful and the frame is a good idea.

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 01:16 PM


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#4 posted 11-21-2012 02:42 PM

Now that’s a concept I’ll gladly steal! Nice!!

-- Smitty

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 05:05 PM

Very creative and a real beauty.

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 06:53 PM

I like it, Great idea and takes the board to the next level, Mr Peart’s work is amazing and loved reading his book.

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

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 12:07 AM

what a beautiful piece, i really like the pattern you did and the frame all around it is a great idea, it deserves to be in the top three…great job.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 03:42 AM

So I haven’t made a cutting board like this and was wondering how you got the pattern, from looking at it it appears you glued all the strips at once, then cut off ~2” sections and then glued them together by alternating the direction of each one, am I correct here? Thanks in advance for your help.

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#9 posted 11-22-2012 07:37 AM

Wow, great work. I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to actually use it as a cutting board. I wouldn’t want to damage it. I’d probably just hang it on the wall and look at.

-- Jeff

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#10 posted 11-23-2012 03:23 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.


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#11 posted 03-24-2014 07:42 AM

What sort of price would you put on an item like this?

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