Celtic knot end grain cutting board

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Project by Panos posted 07-18-2013 01:49 AM 2132 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The celtic knot design and outside border were made using cherry and walnut. All other parts were made from maple. This board took many glue ups, most of the parts were cut oversize and planed to fit. Leveling was done with a drum sander which leaves deep scratches. I usually then spend a couple hours with a ROS to get all of the scratches out and make the board very smooth. This time I tried a LAJ with a freshly sharpened 25 degree iron (route/plane a chamfer or round the edges of the cutting board to prevent blowout). It worked great and was very fast. After that it only took 10min with the ROS. Finish is the cutting board beeswax/mineral oil paste sold by lee valley. It was a fun project and will be going to a family member.

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 02:32 AM

Wow that’s one cool board.great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 03:10 AM

That’s one to be proud of. Beautiful piece.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 08:15 AM

Great board and cool design…. I alway love seeing different designs people come up with…. A real beauty!

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

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 12:45 PM

Wow! Beautiful design. Checking out the pics 1 & 2, was wondering how you did it.
Pic 3….Bingo! Nice work!!!
Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 06:21 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 08:42 PM

great job on the board, I like the celtic knot, my drum sander leaves deep scratches also, I found that if you spritz the board with water, and give it a minute to soak in, wipe up any extra, then sand with ROS, it goes much faster

-- Smitty!!!

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#7 posted 07-19-2013 12:13 AM

Superb looking board.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#8 posted 07-19-2013 09:19 PM

It looks good, like the unique patterns and wood color combo. Well done!

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#9 posted 07-19-2013 09:23 PM

That is awesome! Great job!

-- christopheralan

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