Abbie's Cutting Board

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Project by AandCstyle posted 11-28-2012 05:59 PM 1625 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this end grain CB as a prototype for a new (at least to me) CB style. I have seen hundreds, maybe thousands, of CBs, but never have I seen one with a name used as the design. I got this idea from a question posted on LJ by someone asking how to incorporate a letter into a CB for his friend. This takes it a step further. I have also seen flat grain CBs with text added using a CNC, but to my knowledge nobody has done this before.

Anyhow, as you can see, I have to do better in a couple areas with the letters, but I am satisfied with it for my first attempt. I know that Abbie will cherish it since it was made just for her by her grandfather. :)

The woods are purpleheart for the trim, white oak for the field and the letters are of walnut. It is approximately 16”x10.5”x1”. I cut the finger holds with a cove bit on the router table. The finish is mineral oil. Please let me know if there are any questions.

-- Art

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 06:13 PM

I’m with you, I don’t believe I have ever seen a personalized CB.
I think that you have started a new trend … And remember folks you saw it here first!!
Great build.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 12:19 AM

Mike, thank you. It was fun to design and make.

-- Art

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#3 posted 02-25-2015 05:42 PM

Just looked at your projects. Great ideas and craftsmanship.

I am about to start on a ver large cutting board for my wwide. ahe third. She hung the irst two.

Ticked me off …..and I was also complimented.

My guess we both have had people not use gifted CB’d cuz they are “too nice” to cut on.

I am really glad I saw this board with her name in it.

Now I KNOW what board I am going to make.


Those look like all block letters which might help a bit. And I can always square up the “C”.

Probably Rock Maple with PurpleHeart (her favorite).



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