Custom Cutting Board

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Project by bamaboy posted 07-09-2013 01:15 AM 11016 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These cutting boards were fashioned after I watched videos and read articles from Scott Lewis in FineWoodworking June 2013, and Lumberjoe in LumberJocks. Thanks for all the help.
The first two photos are from the larger board 11.5×17 and the last two are from one slight smaller 10×14.
Both boards are made from curley maple, american walnut with inserts of paduka, yellow wood and purple heart of different thickness. Butcher Block finish that is wiped on several times.
Very time consuming project but final out come was worth it. I just hate cutting a project in half on three different cuts and hoping it all fits back together in the same lines.

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 05:03 AM

Very nice cutting board…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 12:29 PM

Really nice! I agree this process does take a while the first few times, but it gets a lot easier. The only part that makes me nervous every time is the bandsawing


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#3 posted 07-09-2013 12:53 PM

This is one of thee nicest boards I’ve seen. Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 02:57 PM

Sweet looking boards! Nice clean work! It takes a lot of patience to tackle this design. But as you can see, It’s well worth it in the end!

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 04:07 PM

Excellent!Very unique pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 05:06 PM

How in the world did you do those curving lines? I’m guessing you cut it on a band saw and inlaid the strips and then reglued? Did you have to steam the strips to make them pliable?

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#7 posted 07-10-2013 12:50 AM

Burgels, this is the video of the original cutting board

Great job bamaboy! I love it!

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#8 posted 07-10-2013 02:25 AM

Nice boards. Since seeing the video on FWW, this board has been on my bucket list. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 04:33 PM

Awesome cutting board! Great design and wood colors, the inlays make great accents. Excellent work!


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#10 posted 07-11-2013 05:22 PM

Burgels…. thanks for looking at my project. I strong advise anyone trying to construct one of these boards to watch the video http.// I watched it several times.
The curved boards were cut on my tablesaw 1/32and 1/16 in thickness, glued on both side to help the sliding board to bend in the frame work..

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