Christmas Cutting Boards

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Project by Dick posted 12-18-2012 02:25 AM 1847 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are cutting boards for Christmas gifts. Again, my neighbor has been kind enough to let me use his equipment and help me out doing these things. Actually, I think he’s addicted now too! The quota continued to grow as we made them (thanks to the girlfriends mostly). We made 12-14 total. I wanted to get a picture of all of them together. But, some are already wrapped.

Woods used are yellow heart, purple heart, walnut, maple, and padauk. The herringbone/chevron ones were a challenge to keep the points lined up.

Merry Christmas!

-- Dick

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 02:26 AM

Man those are really cool. You have got that process down pat!!

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 03:06 AM

Wow, lucky recipients!

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 03:20 AM

I love the bottom one in the first picture. That’s trippy looking! How did you make it?

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 04:34 AM

Wow these are remarkable extra fine work.

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 06:47 AM

Great work!

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 08:44 AM

The Alice in Wonderland boards seem to be double sided…

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 01:04 AM

great work, really love the one in the 3rd pic that rocks!

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 04:19 AM

Thanks for the kind words!

Stephen – This is a design I used on the previous cutting board I did. I wanted to do another one because due to a miscalculation, the first board came out thinner than planned. I also used Mahogany, which was really too soft in my opinion (I’m still using it though). This one is the thickness I wanted and walnut and maple were used. It’s just an end grain cutting board with every other board flipped with incrementing widths. Once the strips are cut to end grain thickness, they are also cut to incrementing widths to match horizontally and vertically. I used this tool in the design phase This is a great tool, but it only illustrates the variation in the width of the wood strip in one direction. I did the math on the other direction. The original length of boards glued up was 26 inches. It is a 17 inch board. So, there is a lot of waste. I didn’t take any pictures in process.
Degoose – Double sided indeed. The thickness of the lumber was not thick enough for a good board. So, they are just doubled up instead of having two boards in the end.

-- Dick

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