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Project by amagineer posted 08-25-2013 01:30 PM 1620 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For now I am calling it an abstract design. What it really is, a mistake. I purchased the CB software and decided to give it try, by copying the tutorial design to see how well the software worked. The software work’s, I just have to learn to read the instructions and it would have come out fine. So instead of a double helix design it is an abstract. It is 12×19 x 1-1/2 and made from Purpleheart, yeallowheart, hard maple, shedua, cherry. Thanks for looking.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 01:47 PM

mistake or not
it has your fine attention to detail
so all is good

if you must follow directions

there is always the next one lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 03:12 PM

You don’t need no stinking directions. :)
It looks really nice.


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#3 posted 08-25-2013 04:09 PM

back in the day I would have said it looks like a view through a kaleidoscope, but nowadays, possibly pixelated : )
Nice color choices and overall, a very cool looking board : )

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 04:25 PM

Looks Good Don, Even if you say it was a mistake!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 05:32 PM

hey don, this one turned out great, i love the colors and the design that there placed in, someone will have a nice board to admire…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 09:05 PM

This is what happens when you do it your way….

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 09:06 PM

That’s a great gift board. It does look cool. Which CB software did you get?

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

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 09:32 PM

I think it looks GREAT just the way it is. Beautiful board and a work of art to boot!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 09:33 PM

Geoff: I bought ” Cutting Board Designer” for $9.99 It allows you to change the color for the different woods, but it would be helpful if it had textures so you could see how the different grains would look side by side.

Larry: My wife tells me that all the time.

I think I will stick to what works for me.

Thanks all for the comments.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 11:15 PM

The software he’s referring too is linked in my signature (we have a 7 day free trial I recommend checking out if you’re curious).

I agree I wish we could do textures, unfortunately I haven’t had a lot of luck with it because of the variable width slices and the may ways end grain texture can look as apposed to face grain. I’m glad you like the software, and even with the “mistake” I like how the board turned out it looks nice :)

We’re trying to fine tune the metric version right now, the next update after that we want to create a way users can save their cutting board images and print them along with the instructions so you can see the final output better so these type of mistakes are less common :)


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 11:47 PM

Jeremy: After I glued up the CB I went back to the instructions and realized, that if I had followed the instructions, the pattern would have been perfect. I need to stop and smell the roses and not be in such a hurry.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 08-26-2013 12:10 AM

Don, its a great looking cutting board and if you had not mentioned that it was laid out incorrectly and meant to resemble a double helix no one would be any the wiser. Yes you made a mistake in laying it out but in doing so you have made a great looking cutting board with a repeat pattern that looks intentional. I think you did a great job regardless of what it was intended to look like….well done.

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

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#13 posted 08-26-2013 01:59 AM

don that is a great looking board ,its got its own look

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#14 posted 08-26-2013 09:40 PM

Great looking board, yep reading the instructions is always good, but not much fun.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#15 posted 08-29-2013 02:12 PM

Your cutting board came out really beautiful and unique. Like the cool pattern and attractive wood colors. Great work!

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