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Project by crashman posted 313 days ago 2417 views 50 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw the post & “How to do it” for this design posted on LJ a while back and added it to my bucket list, thanks Sinister for sharing. This is certainly a “Sinister” project, as I have always said a cutting board is just a few pieces of wood glued together, LOL Any way another learning project with almost every step of creating this fine board, the woodworking steps are pretty basic but that glue up is a stress out even though I did the final glue-up in 2 separate phases. I am very pleased with the project even though as always it has a few minor oops that no one else has even noticed so I am good with that. The woods used are Paducke, Walnut, & Hard Maple pulled together with Titebond III. The finished dimensions are just under 1 1/4 inch thick & 11 1/2 wide 18 1/2 long all finished with Watco Butcher Block Oil. Thanks for looking….........................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 313 days ago

Incredibly beautiful design and wood choices ! Congrats on this awesome board !!

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#2 posted 313 days ago

I just love that design.

The story about how it came about is pretty funny too. It was modeled after a really ugly set of curtains at a place where Sinister worked. It makes a wonder cutting board though.

You done good,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 313 days ago

Nice recall on this lumber jock classic Steve… And what a nice looking rendition crashman one of my favorites to make it really turns some heads….Blkcherry

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#4 posted 313 days ago

That’s very cool Crashman. Kudos to you and Sinister. How did you keep the Walnut from bleeding on to the Maple when you sanded it?

-- Mark

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#5 posted 313 days ago

Wow!....great job and amazing design. I imagine there was some major glue ups and time to make that board..

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 313 days ago

Great looking cutting board – you have created a beauty!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 313 days ago

Great job!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 312 days ago

Impressive! It makes me dizzy just thinking about gluing that thing together. It looks really great, though.

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#9 posted 312 days ago

Beautiful board Jack,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 312 days ago

Very neat! I like the pattern.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#11 posted 312 days ago

Just one question. How could you EVER take a knife to that!!!! That is amazing!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#12 posted 312 days ago

Have one question for you. How did you flatten the board? Drum Sander, planer, router sled, etc. it sure worked well.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#13 posted 312 days ago

stunning colors and design..

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#14 posted 312 days ago

one word. WOW!

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#15 posted 312 days ago

really beautiful pattern and board!!

-- -Thomas -

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