Cutting boards, round two...

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Project by freddyaudiophile posted 07-18-2013 09:20 PM 1690 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some more cutting boards from the last week…

The first one is a custom order of 13” x 20” and 1 7/8” or so thick. It has 10 types of exotic hardwood: maple, birds eye maple, jatoba, purple heart, cherry, tiger wood, blood wood, ash, elm, and black walnut. I added an edge profile shot as well of this one… I used my vertical raised panel bit for the edge profile, creating a natural finger grip.

The second board is another custom order of 12” x 18” x 1 3/4” and has 11 types of wood: maple, blood wood, jatoba, purple heart, cherry, black walnut, tiger wood, birds eye maple, hickory, elm, and ash. Deep radiuses on the corners and the edges rounded over.

The final one was my first attempt at a crosscut board: maple, cherry, purple heart, tiger wood, jatoba, blood wood, torrified curly maple, black walnut, birds eye maple, and ash. Again, deep radiuses on the corner and edges rounded over. One mistake I made was to use my 50T combination blade for the crosscuts instead of my 80T crosscut blade. This is why the crosscuts are not too good IMO as I find the joints to be way too noticeable (or at least they are way too noticeable for me, a recovering perfectionist!!). Next time, I will change blades before I make the crosscuts. This was inspired by a cutting board that I saw by Sam DeRose on ( I might try to fully replicate his design very soon (with the corners crosscut and flipped around).

Fun learning to say the least… :)

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 10:10 PM

I am impressed with the colour selection… love the last one especially…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 10:50 PM

Nicely done! I also like the last one the most.

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 02:20 AM

Very nice cutting boards..all are nice but yes the third one is great, definitely my favorite too.

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#4 posted 07-19-2013 04:49 AM

Pretty boards : )

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#5 posted 07-22-2013 03:21 PM

Very pretty cutting boards, the wood colors are attractive with the great finish. Well done!

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