|Project by JL7||posted 08-18-2013 11:04 PM||3460 views||34 times favorited||25 comments|
I built 2 more of these popular boards to help out my sister in a fund raiser today for her fight with cancer.
Since there are an odd number of squares, I built 2 board blanks so and ultimately 2 end grain cutting boards. There is a blog here showing the construction using the mortising machine and giving proper credit to Scott for the idea.
Besides being opposite’s in terms of light/dark, the boards differ slightly in the placement of the little square inlays in the corner. Note that the camera does seem to capture the illusion better than the eye.
The blog covers the build of the first board which is on the left of photos 1-3 and the little squares are spaced farther from the corners. Up close (with the human eye) this board is not as dramatic. But from a distance, it is more pronounced than the the one on the right, where the blocks are closer in the corner.
This was kind of a surprise.
Hard Maple and Walnut, Mineral oil finish.
These are fun to build and always draw the comments….....
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA